Wood Flooring
A Complete Guide to Layout, Installation & Finishing
by Charles Peterson

240 x 285mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 978-1-56158-985-2

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Extract from back cover of book:

Wood floors are unmatched for their beauty, ease of maintenance and durability. In recent years, demand for wood flooring has grown steadily, fueled in part by the availability of many more types of wood floors, both domestic and imported. In this authoritaive, pro-level guide to installing, sanding and finishing wood floors, flooring specialist Charles Peterson takes us through the entire process from estimating and preparing the jobsite to laying strip and plank floors and installing hand-cut parquetry and other ornate wood floors. An invaluable final chapter diagnoses a plethora of flooring problems, providing solutions for flawless wood floors.

About the Author - Charles Peterson, owner of CP Hardwood Floors, has been in the wood flooring business for almost 30 years. A nationally certified Advanced Master Craftsman and Wood Flooring Inspector, Charles is a technical contributor to a number of publications including Fine Homebuilding magazine. The floor featured in Wood Flooring received the 2009 Floor of the Year award from the National Wood Flooring Association.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Chapter One - Wood Basics

Chapter Two - Jop Preparation

Chapter Three - Subfloors: Stiff, Flat & Dry

Chapter Four - Installing Strip & Plank Flooring

Chapter Five - An Introduction to Ornate Wood Flooring

Chapter Six - Borders & Aprons

Chapter Seven - Parquet Floors

Chapter Eight - Inlays & Curves

Chapter Nine - Making Medalions

Chapter Ten - Sanding Wood Floors

Chapter Eleven - Finishing Wood Floors

Chapter Twelve - Flooring Problems & Solutions

Appendix A: Characteristics of Wood Flooring Species
Appendix B: Dimensional Change of Selected Wood Species
Appendix C: Adhesives for Wood Flooring