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Wood floor cupping can be avoided or fixed by following a few simple steps. If your hardwood floors have a wavy appearance, they are likely cupping due to wet mopping or an underlying moisture problem. The key to fixing a cupped floor is to first quickly identify and rectify the moisture source. If cupping persists, you may have an unusual moisture source. A flooring inspector certified by the NWFA should be able to find difficult to identify moisture sources.
Floating Wood Floor Tips
Color Matched Trim Finishes the Floor
Finish off your new flooring install with style, choose color-matched flooring trim and accessories that create continuity between rooms and make your space feel bigger.
Vinyl Plank Flooring: Pros and Cons
Choosing the right type of flooring can feel overwhelming. After all, you don’t want to make the wrong decision and wind up with floors that don’t suit your needs. That said, we’ll discuss important considerations when researching the pros and cons of...
Choosing Vinyl Plank Flooring
The possibilities are endless, but because you only have so much floor space, we’ve boiled it down to 4 design types with some waterproof Cali Vinyl® Pro options to match. Classic Chocolates Deep, rich, comforting browns bring a sense of coziness to your space. Pair...
I have a 125 gallon fish tank which weighs close to 1000 pounds. What kind of floor do you recommend? I am thinking about tongue and groove solid bamboo and nail down, what do you think?
Yes, you’ll want to nail it down or glue it down, do not float it the fish tank is too heavy to allow the floor to expand and contract like floated floors need to be able to do. If you’re already thinking about nailing down I’m assuming your subfloor is plywood? If your subfloor is concrete, then you’ll want to glue down. I’ve had a few fish tanks over the years (I even have one here at my desk) and with wood flooring, you’ll want to wipe up any spills that are bound to happen around the tank and not let them sit for too long. Of course, you’ll want to follow our Pre-installation and installation documentation closely and if you have any other questions or concerns we’re always here to help!
I just have a few questions regarding Cali Engineered bamboo
1. Using a glue down installation I don’t have to worry about having a break every 30 ft right?, but I still have to observe a 1/2 in expansion space on all the walls, what about kitchen island and cabinets? does it need an expansion space as well?, if so is there any product to conceal it?
2. I read the installation instructions regarding acclimating the wood. It is OK to store it in any part of the house as long as I acclimate it for 72 hours in the job site prior to installation?
Correct, you’ll want 1/2″ gap around anything that doesn’t move. Most people use quarter round molding to cover the expansion gaps.
You do not need to break the floor up if you are gluing down.
You should acclimate as close to where it will be installed as possible, if it’s in an adjacent room, it’s not a deal-breaker, we just don’t want people acclimating in their garage or even worse outdoors.
why don’t you make the threshold strip 96 inches instead of 92 ? My slider is a 8ft door!
What color floor are you trying to match?
I’m looking for instructions addressing how to make cuts around heater vents. Also can a piano sit on the geowood flooring? According to what I’ve read on my console size piano, it could be up to 500 pounds.
If it’s under 500lbs you should be fine. If it’s over, it could inhibit the natural expansion and contraction of the floor.