English | May 15th, 2017 | ISBN: 1591866804, 9781591866800 | 163 Pages | True PDF | 58.78 MB
BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors is the definitive DIYers guide to everything you need to know about installing, repairing, and maintaining wood, engineered wood, and laminate floors.
Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.
While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.
This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation?Cfrom preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring. It includes essentially any wood-based flooring product that is manufactured from processed, reconstituted materials, usually with a laminated structure and real wood or photo-replicated pattern beneath a wear layer. It generally refers to products like Pergo, which are well represented in Black & Decker Wood Floors. The projects on pages 74-89 (bamboo strip, floating laminate) would fall into this category, as well as some of the projects in the following chapter (parquet tile, decorative medallion).