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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:49 am 
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I'd like to mention that the guy at core flooring had quite an attitude when we walked in. Was not even willing to come over to the house and give me an estimate. Was not even friendly to talk to. We just left in 5 minutes.

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I need help deciding hardwood. I have already bought some red oak hardwood from HD but I am second guessing my choice. I am leaning towards a hickory and maple. What are your thoughts? I know they both have different characteristics.
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KJT wrote:
I need help deciding hardwood. I have already bought some red oak hardwood from HD but I am second guessing my choice. I am leaning towards a hickory and maple. What are your thoughts? I know they both have different characteristics.
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If your stairs are oak, then oak or hickory would match the wood grain best. Maple has a smooth finish so will show damages faster if you have kids/pets. Which colour matches your stairs best? Are you installing the floors yourself? What's your budget for the wood and what colour are you trying to match to?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:15 am 
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I'd like to mention that the guy at core flooring had quite an attitude when we walked in. Was not even willing to come over to the house and give me an estimate. Was not even friendly to talk to. We just left in 5 minutes.

Sorry to hear that.

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We live in an older home with hardwood throughout most of the home. We have an oak staircase I love but recently 2 - 3 stairs began making loud creaking noises upon stepping on them. We plan on selling in the next year so need a fix that is not too costly. Do you know what we could have done to fix this, thanks.


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We live in an older home with hardwood throughout most of the home. We have an oak staircase I love but recently 2 - 3 stairs began making loud creaking noises upon stepping on them. We plan on selling in the next year so need a fix that is not too costly. Do you know what we could have done to fix this, thanks.

Try to find out where the creaking is coming from, back or front of the step? You can try to squeeze some carpenters glue on the sides and back of the tread. If it's in the front, it's probably separated from riser, lot harder to apply any glue. You can always drill and screw tread to the riser, plug it, sand it and finish it.

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patrob wrote:
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We live in an older home with hardwood throughout most of the home. We have an oak staircase I love but recently 2 - 3 stairs began making loud creaking noises upon stepping on them. We plan on selling in the next year so need a fix that is not too costly. Do you know what we could have done to fix this, thanks.

Try to find out where the creaking is coming from, back or front of the step? You can try to squeeze some carpenters glue on the sides and back of the tread. If it's in the front, it's probably separated from riser, lot harder to apply any glue. You can always drill and screw tread to the riser, plug it, sand it and finish it.


Thanks will report back to hubby to get to it. :wink:


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patrob wrote:
KJT wrote:
I need help deciding hardwood. I have already bought some red oak hardwood from HD but I am second guessing my choice. I am leaning towards a hickory and maple. What are your thoughts? I know they both have different characteristics.
Thanks

If your stairs are oak, then oak or hickory would match the wood grain best. Maple has a smooth finish so will show damages faster if you have kids/pets. Which colour matches your stairs best? Are you installing the floors yourself? What's your budget for the wood and what colour are you trying to match to?


Sorry I don't know the colour but it has that orange tinge to it and the hickory floors I like are brown. I think im going hickory now. They match our maple kitchen cabinets better. I will be laying the floors myself and this will be my first ever. Do I use wax paper or that expensive stuff? I also heard hickory is unstable but from what I've read it's comparable to oak


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KJT wrote:
Sorry I don't know the colour but it has that orange tinge to it and the hickory floors I like are brown. I think im going hickory now. They match our maple kitchen cabinets better. I will be laying the floors myself and this will be my first ever. Do I use wax paper or that expensive stuff? I also heard hickory is unstable but from what I've read it's comparable to oak

Floors don't have to match your kitchen cabinets. It's the stairs they should match as close as possible especially if the floors touch the stairs. Wax paper is just fine.

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Thanks I bought the hickory plymouth brown and it doesn't match our stairs. It's not touching but I just didn't like my other choice. We plan on changing our stairs to hardwood, so we'll try to match it. But this job I won't be doing myself.

Props patrob, seen your thread in red flags, you are a very informative person. Thumbs up!!


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Thanks I bought the hickory plymouth brown and it doesn't match our stairs. It's not touching but I just didn't like my other choice. We plan on changing our stairs to hardwood, so we'll try to match it. But this job I won't be doing myself.

Props patrob, seen your thread in red flags, you are a very informative person. Thumbs up!!


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Question? How do you transition the quarter rounds from hard wood to ceramic along the same wall? I should be able to adjust height for the baseboards but I don't think I can even out the quarter rounds. I may have answered my own question but do I just follow the angle if the transition piece?


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Question? How do you transition the quarter rounds from hard wood to ceramic along the same wall? I should be able to adjust height for the baseboards but I don't think I can even out the quarter rounds. I may have answered my own question but do I just follow the angle if the transition piece?

It's hard to do it to make it look seamless. Usually you just finish straight piece to piece & fill in the bottom. You will always see the height difference.

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Do you know anything about a company called Somerset?


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Do you know anything about a company called Somerset?

Unfortunately don't have any info on this product.

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