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Hardwood Floors: Laying, Sanding, Finishing

Hardwood Floors: Laying, Sanding, Finishing

By Don Bollinger

Bollinger, an experienced flooring contractor, has produced what has to be the definitive guide to installing and finishing wood floors!

Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9780942391626
Product Code: 0942391624
Year: 1990
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 144
Publisher: Taunton Press


Nothing compares to the warmth and durability of a beautifully finished hardwood floor. With Don Bollinger's help, you will be able to install a strip, plank or parquet floor with professional results -- and then preserve it with a rich finish. You don't need flooring experience, and the tools needed can be rented locally.

Using crisp photographs and drawings, Bollinger goes step by step through the process. He explains how to estimate materials, select the right kind of wood, prepare the subfloor and achieve a blemish-free finish for an old or new floor. Bollinger also gives you numerous tips and tricks and sources of supply.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Why Install a Wood Floor?
  • Materials, Estimating, and Tools
  • Preparation and Underlayment
  • Strip and Plank: Layout and Installation
  • Parquet: Layout and Installation
  • Sanding and Finishing
  • Resource Guide
  • Index