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How Do I Repair New Hardwood Floor Planks That Are Seperating?

We had hardwood floors installed in our home recently. At first, the floors looked great but now there are gaps between the wood planks. What can I do to fix this problem? The flooring contractor says he did nothing wrong with the installation, and refuses to come and check on the problem.

Which is more practical: vinyl wood-like flooring or Pergo flooring?

I need to know which is the better flooring for my money. There is a new vinyl flooring that looks like wood called "Allure". I have children and pets and would like the look of wood flooring in my home. But I've also heard good things about Pergo flooring. Any insight into these two brands?

Using Low VOC Cabinet Finish

I've used FSC-certified hardwoods on my new Florida kitchen cabinets and doors. Our kitchen remodeling goal was to stay on the sustainable side of everything where possible. Now I hear that it's hard to find low-VOC finishes and that they're tricky to apply. Even water-based finishes can have high VOCs. Are they, and low-VOC adhesives, expensive?

What do I do to make a floor not slick?

I refinished a hardwood floor for an elderly lady and she wanted it shiny and slick so it has oil base polyurethane on it. Now she says she doesn't want it that slick, it is too slippery for her at her age. What are your suggestions that I do? What can I do or put on it to make it not so slick?

What are some options for wood floor protection?

I have wood floors, and two large dogs with a doggy door in my new house. Throughout the rest of winter we are getting some patio work done and it has been occasionally snowing/raining. What are the best ways to protect your wood from the sand brought in as well as the excess water tracked in?

Which is the most durable: Bamboo, Cork or hardwood?

I want to change the present flooring in my kitchen I am interested in hardwood! Which is the most durable: Bamboo, Cork or hardwood? I have two dogs and 4 cats that play a lot in the area.

Refinishing Hardwood Floors

I have a home that was built in the 40's. The floors need refinishing since the previous owner moved a door opening and closet, left the previously unfinished floor area unfinished and put in with carpeting. I have since removed the 40 year old carpet. The problem, or at least I think it's a problem, there are gaps between the boards. Some 1/8th inch wide for a distance of several feet. Gradually closing to knife edge. The tongue is never fully exposed and the floor is solid. Is this just natural shrinkage and nothing to be concerned about? And all I have to do is the usual sand and refinish or do I have a real problem?

What Kind of Kitchen Flooring is Best?

The family entrance to my home in Racine, Wisconsin, is directly into the kitchen. Snow and sand tracked in during the winter has ruined the vinyl kitchen flooring. What type of flooring would you recommend to minimize this problem? Would ceramic tile hold up better than wood or vinyl?

Considering Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen

I like ceramic tiles just fine, but my wife wants to consider hardwood flooring in the kitchen. There's no doubt that we'll be replacing our kitchen flooring, but don't hardwood floors leak and warp if they're used in the kitchen with all the spills?

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