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Anyone have a ballpark on doing 3 flights of hardwood stairs? Just the treads and risers.
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JayLove06 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2018 9:41 am
Anyone have a ballpark on doing 3 flights of hardwood stairs? Just the treads and risers.
If it's a refinish, assume 120/step. I asked a couple of places, that was the general range I was quoted.
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I am looking to get the following hardwood installed in my new home. I couldn't bring myself to pay the builder what they were asking. Do you know where I can get the best deal on the this flooring? Also a reliable installer at a good price?
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grumble wrote:
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If it's a refinish, assume 120/step. I asked a couple of places, that was the general range I was quoted.


There is no wood. Just carpet. Would need to add wood
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Hi guys,
I had updated my upstairs completely with hardwood flooring recently. Now i'm planing to do my main floor, my dining and living room is already hardwood which was installed by my previous owners, Now I want to do my living room, so my questions is should i just do hardwood flooring with existing baseboard or should i replace the baseboard as well ? Is there any disadvantage or advantage of replacing existing baseboard ?? Or it doesn't matter. I'm worried if i dint replace the baseboard the installation will be affected or not ? Kindly advice ?
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Whats the process and current price of resanding / staining a hardwood floor , ours are pretty scratched up
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Hi @patrob - recommendations on what to use to fill holes from top nailing? Some of the spots I have could not be hidden under moulding, etc. Color rite caulk? Torcan?
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briat01 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2018 6:49 pm
Ok I will try asking them. I saw pics of your work on home stars and this forum and didn't see skinny reducers or gaps so that was the standard I was aiming for. Thanks for your quick reply Patrob
Haha I'm impressed! I actually have a skinny piece at the tiles in my foyer that's 1" because that's just how it ended up when you start with a full board somewhere else, you can't control it always.
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Patrob, 1 last question.

They only left gaps of 1/4" between the hardwood and the drywall but you and the manual say 1/2" expansion gap minimum. Is it reasonable to ask them to cut the wood an extra 1/4" to allow for 1/2" gap even though they already installed the hardwood (and baseboard and doorstop for some rooms)?

We got 3 1/4" maple so our biggest fear is that the maple will cup in summer and we'd have to redo our floors again next year.
Don't worry about the gap. But with higher humidity your maple will cup so keep it stable and invest in a digital hygrometer!
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Hi guys,
I had updated my upstairs completely with hardwood flooring recently. Now i'm planing to do my main floor, my dining and living room is already hardwood which was installed by my previous owners, Now I want to do my living room, so my questions is should i just do hardwood flooring with existing baseboard or should i replace the baseboard as well ? Is there any disadvantage or advantage of replacing existing baseboard ?? Or it doesn't matter. I'm worried if i dint replace the baseboard the installation will be affected or not ? Kindly advice ?
No need to remove baseboards. Make it look the same like the other rooms. Installation will not be affected by not removing the baseboards. Use same matching doorstop or quarter round.
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Whats the process and current price of resanding / staining a hardwood floor , ours are pretty scratched up
The price is $3 sq ft plus, depending who you hire. Best way is to consult a refinisher but all furniture must be removed from the area which you're finishing. It cannot be done in sections. They can explain the whole process to you at the same.
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Hi @patrob - recommendations on what to use to fill holes from top nailing? Some of the spots I have could not be hidden under moulding, etc. Color rite caulk? Torcan?
Touch up pencil colour matching (wax wood filler) available at Home Depot or hardwood flooring stores.
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The price is $3 sq ft plus, depending who you hire. Best way is to consult a refinisher but all furniture must be removed from the area which you're finishing. It cannot be done in sections. They can explain the whole process to you at the same.
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@patrob I am looking at installing engineered hardwood over a concrete floor and I am wondering what your opinion if regarding the most cost effective yet durable brand there is.
I dont mind spending a little more if it means the floors will stand up to regular everyday use.
I went into a dealer today and he showed me Torlys luxury vinyl plank because I am looking for something that is durable. It looked great and I took a sample home but then I read a ton of negative reviews on Homestars about it.
I really do want an engineered hardwood and I feel like I kind of wasted my time with the LVP. Any help that you or anyone else can give about what would be a good quality product that wont break the bank is greatly appreciated!
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Is home depot solid hardwood good quality or not ?

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