Have two big advantages over other types of flooring:
1. They’re a timeless mix of beauty and durability that pair with any design
2. If your hardwood floors get worn and scuffed, chances are good you won’t have to replace them; you can simply refinish them.
We say “simply” with a word of caution, though. For a pro, the process is straightforward, although there are a lot of steps that must be completed carefully.
Choosing the right flooring for a particular room in your home may seem like a daunting decision. It's a process that combines your personal taste with careful thinking about practicality.
After all, it's a surface you, your family and friends will walk, stand and sit on, your kids will spill, play and grow up on. But asking yourself a few key questions at the beginning of the process should help reduce your worry, ease y our choice and increase your long-term satisfaction with your new floor.
What's the size of the family that will regularly use the room, and how much traffic will the floor receive? Children definitely make a difference. Any pets? Will the floor be exposed to moisture regularly? How often is the floor likely to need cleaning? How long do you hope and expect your new floor to last?
Aside from clearing the installation areas in your home, there are a few other ways to prepare:
Make sure your hardwood floors are delivered to your home at least two days before installation so they can acclimate to the environment. Use the temperature and humidity guidelines recommended for your hardwood floors. Always examine your new flooring for damage or defects before installation.
STAIRCASING & HANDRAILS
Hand railings are a critical safety feature on outdoor and indoor stairs, and ramps, as are guardrails along landings, platforms, decks, porches, and similar structures.
At left the "hand railing" A hand railing or stair railing is installed along one or both sides of an ascending descending stairway, to provide a safe grasping surface to reduce fall injuries, and where stairways are open, to prevent falls off of the side of the stairs.
PEG & GROOVE
Toung and groove milled into each board. I believe these boards have always been floor... tongue and grooved, but are yet, floors made from reclaimed barn board. As far as my sealing... hand-forged peg nails with exposed heads that were above the surface of the wood.