Friday, June 24, 2016

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a very popular choice with homeowners right now. It improves the value of your home both financially and in terms of quality of life, and with a little care, it lasts and lasts.

Mark recently installed hardwood flooring in place of carpet in a customer's living room, front hall and stairway:
First he removed the old carpet, exposing the plywood subfloor.

He installed 2 1/2" floorboards, 3/4" thick.

Apparent color variations are caused by changes in lighting conditions.

The finished living room floor. Minimal care will keep this floor beautiful for quite some time.
The front entry

The stairs looked like this when Mark got to them.

He started by removing the carpeting.

He used one-inch-thick premium oak for the treads.

Applying the finish really brings out the beauty of the grain.

The stair stringer is exposed here.

The treads are in place. New balusters will be next.

White risers are popular now.
The finished stairway