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Problem With Varathane Floor Finish?I have installed an oak wood floor in the kitchen. I purchased the "raw" oak, installed it, stained it and now am putting the finish coats of Varathane on it. I am using the product made by Varathane Oil Based Diamond Wood Finish.

 

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Fixing Slippery Wooden Stairs in Apartment?What are some options to put on wood indoor steps. They are in an apartment so we have to be careful of what we do. We have already fallen on them a few times.

 

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Installing Hardwood Floor Over Vinyl Tile?Can I put hardwood flooring over vinyl tile? My wife and I are about to begin a serious multi home improvement project and we were wondering if we could just put the new hardwood over the top of the vinyl tiles.

 

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Removing Carpet From Hardwood Floors?We remove carpet from hardwood floors but the backing is really stuck on there, plus there is double face tape on it. Any ideas how to remove this.

 

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Hardwood Floors Chipping?The apartment I rent has old hardwood floors. They are starting to chip. Is their anything I can do to cover or fix this problem? My landlord does not want paint on floor.

 

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Oak Hardwood Floor Quick Fix?My entire house (except kitchens and baths) is graced with wood flooring in oak. The house was built in 1940. While it's great to see in theory, only one room has been refinished since all were carpeted in the 50's. So the continuous expanse of wood is interrupted by the dining room's lovely finish.

 

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Sanding an Old Wood Floor?We recently pulled up a vinyl floor and underneath was plywood over rough old wide pine boards. We are wondering what is the best way to sand them to make them smooth and what is the best polyurethane for them? Susan from Maine

 

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Repairing Dings In the Varnish On a Hardwood Floor?We recently installed hardwood floors in our house and sadly have some pretty major dings and scratches on the varnish from a chair. We had a chair with metal feet with rubber ends on the feet. The metal broke through one of the rubber feet and scratched the floor. Does anyone know of a way to buff these out to make them less noticeable? We have rearranged our furniture in a way that puts them in a high traffic area, the rest of the floor looks fantastic. Any ideas would be appreciated, Thanks. Jimmy

 

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Waxing Hardwood Floors?Can I wax my hardwood floors with paraffin?

 

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Sandless Hardwood Floor Refinishing?Looking for opinions on sandless hardwood floor refinishing?

 

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Refinishing Hardwood Floors?My husband and I bought a home last year that was built in 1880. It was time to rip up the carpet to see what was underneath and there is a hard wood floor. It obviously needs a lot of work since they had glued linoleum tile on it years back.

 

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Installing Hardwood Over Vinyl Flooring?Can we nail hardwood over vinyl that has been partially removed? My husband tore up the old parquet floor, which had been glued to the old linoleum (circa 1982), which was glued to the plywood subfloor.

 

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