A complete guide to planning, installation, finishing, and maintenance with Charles Peterson
Adding a wood strip floor is one of the best ways to bring new life to an old room, or give a clean look to a new space. In this video series, wood flooring expert Charles Peterson will show you everything you need to know to do the job right, from preparing the subfloor and flooring, to cutting, nailing, and adding the final finish. He even shares some great floor-care tips so your new floor will look great for years to come.
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Plan ahead for the best floor possible
Getting good results with wood-strip flooring has a lot to do with timing. The wood flooring needs time to acclimate to the room it will go in, the stains and finishes need time to dry to reach their maximum strength, and you need time to plan and execute the job to get the best looking, most durable results. Watch as Charles Peterson lays down the whole process in this For Pros, By Pros video series.
(Playing on this page) Charles Peterson outlines the basics of what makes a great flooring installation.
Combining his graduate work in engineering and wood science with his passion for hardwood flooring, Charles Peterson has become a nationally recognized hardwood flooring specialist. He is also president of the International Parquetry Historical Society and of Wood Flooring Education, and is the founder of www.woodflooringedu.org.