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Topic: Wood flooring

Steve Adams of GuildQuality PRO asked:

Feb 18, 2016

I probably would not recomend it.  A laminate floor is a floating floor and the flex, expansion and contraction of both as well as the hollow sound you can have with a laminate may give you undesireable results.  Laminates come out very easily and I feel it worth your while to remove the 1st laminate to elimate any future floor structural issues and install the new floor to the manufacturer's specifications.

Steve Adams of GuildQuality PRO asked:

Feb 18, 2016
Feb 24, 2016

Tyler,

It sounds like the existing laminate flooring is solid and free from flex. If so, you will have no problem installing the new laminte over the old. You will want to use a sound absorbing pad underneath to avoid a hollow sound as well as potential squeeks between the 2 laminate surfaces. Best of luck!

David Domenichini

D.R. Domenichini Coosntruction

Oct 29, 2015
Dec 14, 2015

I would try to find out the manufacturer of the product and follow their instructions.

Philip

HDR Remodeling 

Berkeley Ca

Oct 29, 2015
Nov 3, 2015

Start with a washcloth and some rubbing alcohol and gently wipe down where the scratches are.  Take a cotton swab and go through each scratch with some rubbing alcohol to make sure they are cleaned out.  Purchase a floor repair wax kit from your local hardware store (I recommend Picobello Flooring Repair Kit).  Using the putty knife, apply wax to scratches and ensure its all the way inside the cracks.  Once you are done, take the flat edge of knife and scrape off any excess wax. Last step just gently wipe repaired areas with a cloth to wipe up any residual wax.  

For cleaning the floors, make sure you are using a damp (not soaking) mop with a small ammount of floor cleaner.

Hope that helps!

-Brittany

Oct 29, 2015
Oct 30, 2015

Ailwood Scratch Cover is a coating that masks dents and scratches.  Start with that.  Apply per instructions. Comes in three colors.  Available at most fine paint stores.  Cleaning engineered floors is easy.  Just use a mild cleaner and a damp mop.

Oct 29, 2015
Oct 30, 2015

 If you simply want to color them, Old English does a great job.  Bona wood floor cleaner is the best out there.  Hardware stores should have both.

Sep 16, 2014
Sep 23, 2014

I seocnd the White vinager method. That is how i clean my own hardwood floors. 

Sep 16, 2014

We follow the advice of one of our trusted wood flooring subcontractors in Charleston, South Carolina - using a white vinegar solution is the best way to clean beautiful hardwood floors!

Follow these simple steps to keep your hardwood floors clean:

- Vacuum or dry mop the floor to remove any surface dust or dirt

- Fill a bucket with a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar to one gallon of warm water

- Immerse a mop into the solution and wring out until it's damp-dry

(**Never use a soaking mop on hardwoods**)

- Mop the floors starting in one corner and go in the direction of the floor boards

- Rinse the mop head frequently and change the solution if the water begins to dirty

John Ford asked:

Feb 17, 2014

Callaway James of Lawses PRO answered:

Sep 13, 2014

I think laminate floors denver is a good option for flooring while their is pets in house.

Feb 17, 2014

Neil Lima of Lima Contracting PRO answered:

Aug 28, 2014

If basement ceiling is unfinished or has drop ceiling you can usually run 1 1/4" screws from underneath.  It is best to have a helper finding the squeaks and try to measure from the outside walls in order to find proper placement of the screws.  Top nailing the boards is a temporary fix at best.  

John Ford asked:

Feb 17, 2014
Aug 22, 2014

Your best bet will be white or red oak. In any kind of wood, I would recomend you to do the finish coat with BONA HIGH TRAFFIC, is the hardest finish yo can put on your floors and is water base.

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