Posts Tagged ‘Floor’

Any solutions for leveling floor without leveling compounds?

December 29th, 2010

Here is my problem: A week ago a hose burst and flooded my living room during the night. Now, after removing the old parquet and the wooden boards, I found out that the concrete floor is uneven (bumps, dips).
Now, the problem is that I don’t want to use leveling compound since this involves too much time and I need this done with the less amount of time spent as possible.
I will be using floor tiles and square shaped ply wood boards underneath with the matching isolation between.
The main interest here is leveling the floor without using leveling compound. Is there any other solution to this? Can I use parallel mounted boards (long from wall to wall) fixed with some sort of Holz screws in order to level the plywood boards? If so, how can this be accomplished?

I screwed up bad – help me fix my floor before I freak!!!?

December 25th, 2010

I dyed my hair and some hair dye dripped on the floor. I wiped it off and thought I got it all but when I came back later I saw that it had stained – bad. It was red, and looked like a murder scene!

It is a parquet floor. I scrubbed as hard as I could and it would NOT come off. I panicked and used nail polish remover. That took it mostly out but of course it also took the varnish/stain right off as well and now it’s a hideous patch of bare wood that is much lighter in colour than the rest of the floor.

How can I fix this?
I know what I did was stupid! I panicked.

how do i remove pet stains from laminate floor, has foam under soak through and stained it.?

December 18th, 2010

This is laminate parquet wood type, so it is not in a solid sheet.
Each piece has a layer of foam, u just peel off paper and stick down. The stain has made dark spots. Could I stain the whole floor darker and put a sealer on top? I cant get the pieces up, they are locked together

Coffee table top boston celtics hardwood floor lookalike.?

December 17th, 2010

I was wondering what kind of wood i could put on the top of a coffee table to make it look like the boston basketball court. I was looking at parquet flooring but don’t know what kind to get. I wanna put pourable resin over it too and make a 1-10th scale court on the top of the table. Any ideas what i could use? With out spending too much money?

How to paint a concrete floor?

December 16th, 2010

I want to use the paint that is being sold to do garage flooring that when done properly looks like an auto showroom style. The floor I am painting is my kitchen floor. It origionally had vinyl tile and I put down wood parquets 12″ tiles. All those tiles got damaged due to water leakage so now decided to paint. need to know if all the glue needs scraped or get most of it then paint over the rest

my parquet floors are buckling what can I do? The floor is only a few months old.?

December 8th, 2010

Can I drive a nail in it or will that split the wood? It is in a doorway.

Wood floor refinishing qstn relatd to the one posted earlier How do I find out what the original finishing was

December 7th, 2010

I think it was paste wax. I want to convert to polyurethane and also make the floor darker. The floors have been sanded, can I apply stain and poly-urethane now? They are light colored oak (parquet). Thanks.

What would be your choice of floor covering?

November 25th, 2010

For my family room, dinning room, bedrooms and hallway.

I was thinking laminated wood floor till I saw Parquet wood tile.

Which one would you pick. Would Parquet Tile add more value to my property?


What is the best type of sander to refinish an oak parquet floor?

November 23rd, 2010

I have a 57 y/o home with an oak parquet floor. I am removing the carpet that has overlaid this floor for at least the past 10 years. The floor is in pretty good shape, but has patterns left from the carpet padding, staple and nail holes all over the place, and a few worn areas, but nothing seriously wrong (that I have encountered so far, that is).

My wife and I plan on refinishing this floor in the near future. Because the floor is parquet (12×12 blocks with 5 identical wood strips that run parallel with each other, but perpendicular to the neighboring blocks), I won’t be able to use a belt sander.

Thanks in advance!

I left my wet clothes on the floor and the parquet flooring’s colour turned slightly white.?

November 20th, 2010

Is the wood damaged? What should I do?