In this article I will give you the inside story on how to nail down a new strip floor so that no future squeaks will occur. I will tell you the hidden truths about OSB (oriented strand board) subfloors. Believe me when I tell you that this article goes well beyond the "industry standard".
A slab on grade subfloor presents a lot of concerns when trying to install some types of wood floors. And if it's a fairly new home it may have one of those hydronic-heating systems installed right in the slab. I've decided to write this article siting the best choices, down to the worst choices, in each category of floor types.
I will divide strip wood floors from plank wood floors in this discussion because they have different fastening and sub-floor requirements. Tongue and groove strip floor in 2 1/4" or 3 1/4" wide and 3/4" in depth, is probably the most popular hardwood flooring available to North Americans today.
This guide will show you the different types of parquet flooring and help you choose the right style. As well, it will teach you how to install it in your home.
Installing cork floors is similar to hardwood floors. Cork floors come in a variety of different styles. Read this article to make your cork floor unique!
Avoid the amazing winter shrinking floor by following the detailed guidelines I set out in this article.