Wood Flooring: A Complete Guide to Layout, Installation & Finishing

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Overview

Mention hardwood floors and watch a homebuyer's eyes light up. What makes wood floors so desirable? Hardwood floors are unmatched for their beauty, durability, and ease of maintenance, so it's no surprise that the demand for hardwood has always been strong. In recent years that demand has been fueled by the availability of more types of wood, including exotic species such as Brazilian cherry, as well as engineered woods. This professional-level resource covers every aspect of installing residential wood flooring ...

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Overview

Mention hardwood floors and watch a homebuyer's eyes light up. What makes wood floors so desirable? Hardwood floors are unmatched for their beauty, durability, and ease of maintenance, so it's no surprise that the demand for hardwood has always been strong. In recent years that demand has been fueled by the availability of more types of wood, including exotic species such as Brazilian cherry, as well as engineered woods. This professional-level resource covers every aspect of installing residential wood flooring - from estimating and preparing the job site, through sanding and finishing, to repairs and maintenance. Hardwood floor expert Charles Peterson covers it all in this indispensable guide to the most popular flooring choice around.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561589852
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 324,945
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Peterson has been in the hardwood flooring business for 30 years. With a degree in engineering and a passion for hardwood, he is recognized nationally as a flooring expert. Peterson is a master craftsman and a certified National Hardwood
Floor Inspector, as well as a technical contributor to a number of national magazines, including "Fine Homebuilding." Peterson is the owner of CP Hardwood Floors in Gales Ferry, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Introduction                              
 
1. Wood Basics
2. Job Preparation                     
3. Subfloors                              
4. Installing Strip and Plank Flooring       
5. Ornamental Wood Flooring     
6. Borders, Feature Strips, and Aprons   
7. Parquet Floors
8. Curves and Inlays
9. Medallions
10. Sanding                  
11. Finishing     
12. Problems and Solutions                   
 
            Glossary
            Index
            Resource guide

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  • Posted January 19, 2010

    I have recommended it to all my colleagues

    In my architectural career I have not come across a book on wood flooring as comprehensive as this one. It is Taunton Press's best book to date. I have recommended it to all my colleagues

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

    good book

    good book

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

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