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Sep 06, 2020

Antique Wood Floor Reclaimed or Salvaged

An antique wood floor can be RECLAIMED OR SALVAGED. What's the difference?

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Aug 28, 2020

Essential Wood Floor Protector Products

Protect your hardwood flooring investment. Become a Wood Floor Protector with these essential wood floor protector products.

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Aug 28, 2020

Wood Floor Protection Begins Here

Wood Floor Protection is ENVIRONMENTAL and WALLET protection and starts with this Pedge.

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Aug 01, 2020

cleaning carpets that are covering hardwood floors

Eventually I want to get our hardwood floors finished but for now there is carpet over them. The carpet needs a good cleaning. Will I damage the wood if

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Jan 01, 2020

Wood Floors Need Testing

Real wood floors need testing. You supporting our advertisers keeps it free.

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Jan 01, 2020

Best Moisture Meter Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide to the Best Moisture Meter for you.

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Dec 23, 2019

Well, Hello, Appliance Dolly

Spend a little now on a good appliance dolly to save thousands later. Zero out wood floor repair costs with this basic hardwood floor protection.

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Sep 20, 2017

Do you still sell the wood floor vents and router template

Hi Jerry, Do you still sell the wood floor vents and router template? Thanks, Tom in California

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Jan 04, 2017

1890 Farmhouse Antique Pine Floor... Surface Prep for Tung Oil

Under many layers of newer flooring we found the original pine floorboards, mostly in pretty good shape, but a lot of old paint, some sort of wash in other

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Oct 31, 2013

Privacy Policy of The Wood Floor Conservancy

The privacy policy of the The Wood Floor Conservancy.

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Aug 30, 2013

TinkerBell Water Leak Detector

A TinkerBell water leak detector SO AFFORDABLE, you'll set 'em like mousetraps. Avoid hardwood floor water damage.

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Aug 20, 2013

I Sanded the State Fair Carousel Floor?

Green designer and author, Cindy Ojczyk, nicely features my front side in this "More Than a Beautiful Home" article. And yes, as an apprentice years ago, I was the Floorwright commissioned to work on its restoration. Enjoy these lovely photos of that project and a few more. I even look up!

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Oct 31, 2012


Nominate your favorite black heel marks remover on the Conservancy's contact form. I'll publish the findings the Friday after Thanksgiving because, well, I'm not really doing anything else that day...

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Oct 22, 2012

Best Wood Floor Finish for Wear-ability and Repair-ability

Score the BEST WOOD FLOOR FINISH for wear-ability and repair-ability by the numbers.

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Oct 18, 2012

Stylish Little Flat Weave Area Rugs

Little Area Rugs Are Big Wood Floor Protection in front of a refrigerator, let's say...

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Oct 13, 2012

The Last Floor Mop You Will Need

Spend a little now to save THOUSANDS over the life of your home. Might you have other things to buy besides CLEANING PRODUCTS!

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Oct 11, 2012

Wood Floor Repair

Homeowner Review of Wood Floor Repair and Refinish. What were your priorities with this project and how did your Floorwright address them? Our priorities

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Wood Floor Repair

Oct 11, 2012

Reclaimed Oak Flooring, circa 1920

Reclaimed flooring for sale. Oak tongue and groove from a 1920's house. Very good condition. Nails are still in the flooring. Two widths of board. In

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Oct 10, 2012

Low VOC Wood Floor Finish Can Also Be Lifetime

Floorwrights determined the best wood floor finish to be a Ceramic Low VOC wood floor finish to minimize risk,improving air quality for asthmatic sufferer from a moldy basement.

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Oct 10, 2012

Best Wood Floor Stain

The world's best wood floor stain is also low VOC and made in Wisconsin, USA. Refinish wood floors with ShadeMaker.

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Oct 10, 2012

Find a wood floor sander at The Floorwrights, Local.

It's the better Better Business Bureau of wood floor sanders.

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Oct 08, 2012

Choosing A Wood Floor Finish? Less is More! And Here's Why.

Too much wood floor finish can permanently panelize your hardwood floor.

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Oct 06, 2012

Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring

Want a new wood floor without cutting down a tree? Indeed! Buy reclaimed hardwood flooring. Here are the questions you need to ask.

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Oct 06, 2012

Hardwood flooring types that LAST

There are really only two hardwood flooring types. Built to last AND Built to throw away.

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Sep 21, 2012

Henna Damaged Wood Floor Repair

For a henna damaged wood floor, there is no easy or cheap repair.

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Sep 14, 2012

Not so Hot Steam Mops

If steam mops sucked they wouldn't leave such big puddles of grimy water. This is not how to sanitize hardwood floors. Yes, you can clean, even sanitize, without risk of water damage.

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Jun 22, 2012

Wood Floor Dents

Wood floor dents DON'T have to happen. Protect wood floors from their number two killer, according to The Wood Floor Conservancy.

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Jun 28, 2011

Ice Maker Damaged Wood Floor

Ice Maker Damaged Wood Floor What should we do now? We were moving into a new home in the East Denver metro area and we installed the ice maker.

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Jun 22, 2011

Best Water Alarm Choices

Best water alarm buyer's guide to reduce wood floor repair. Prevent hardwood floor water damage!

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May 23, 2011


Floorwright Restored Floors & Entry Way Homeowner Review: We were all ready to put in new laminate flooring. As we pulled our carpeting up in preparation

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