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How to Install Engineered Hardwood Flooring

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Want new flooring but don’t want to pay someone to do it? This video will show you how to install engineered hardwood flooring yourself in less time than it would take to get a quote from a flooring specialist.

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Floor glue on newly layed engineered wood floor?

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While laying new engineered floor boards we found some boards have a residual film after removing glue. Is there something that will remove this film without damaging the boards. We have tried wd-40, paint thinner, magic sponge.
We need help floors looks baaad!! Thanks

Thinner will not remove the glue if it is a water based(latex) glue…Denatured alcohol will..however there are precautions here!! If the finish on the flooring is a latex polyurethane or varnish..it will also damage the finish..flatten the sheen out, or even make it "buckle" on you…..Goof off,krud cutter,goo gone and all that will also damage it if latex based..The ingredients in those products are all denatured alcohol..along with a few other additives…Find out from the manufacturer if the finish on the flooring is water based or oil based products..if oil based..get the denatured alcohol at any paint store,walmart etc..

Her is some info basically as I suggested..denatured works with any latex residue removal..


can i revarnish my engineered oak floor? if so with what?

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it needs to be tough as i have a dog. also isnt formaldahyde present in engineered floors and doesnt that cause cancer?

I would first rent a belt type sander for floors and sand it down to its original wood. Vacuum and clean thoroughly with simple warm water. Let it dry thoroughly and apply the stain of you choice. Then this is the important part, apply at least two coats of polyurethane (gloss is preferable since your dog will slide instead of wearing out the protective coating). Polyurethane is very tough but if you want to go an extra mile, get a marine grade varnish and clear coat. Expensive though.

How to Install An Engineered Floor

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http://buildirect.com Co-Founder Rob Banks hosts this overview of how to install an engineered floor. Take a look!

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Is solid hardwood floor better or engineered wood to the value of a home?

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I am considering engineered flooring of good quality, since you can get better value for exotic wood. the sample i am considering is natural dark wood, which is expensive with solid hardwood. the Aluminum oxide coating with prefinished flooring cannot be applied on site, and makes the wood more resistent.

There was a time when solid hardwoods added more value to a home, but with the birth of resandable, refinishable engineered floors (not to mention the advantages it has over solid hardwood), it is now on equal levels.

One of the advantages of engineered floors is that it resists contraction and expansion better than solid hardwood; the reason behind being the fact that engineered floors have a core made up of composite wood in layers typically constructed with a method called cross-plying to enhance the strength of the floor and fight better against warping/bowing/cupping, etc.

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How to Install a Glue-Down Engineered Hardwood Floor

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Hardwood flooring adds warmth and beauty to any room, and is also a great way to increase the value of your home. At Lowes, youll find a variety of hardwood flooring styles and colors, from domestic species like Oak and Maple to exotics like Brazilian Cherry and Bamboo. Engineered flooring can be installed on any level of the home, but different installation methods are necessary for different types of subfloors. These instructions will show you how to glue down an engineered floor to a concrete subfloor.

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