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Hardwood floors : laying, sanding and finishing
Bollinger, Don.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, [1990]

Physical Description:
137 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A Fine homebuilding book"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library TH2529.W6 B65 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Eggertsville-Snyder Library TH2529.W6 B65 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Using crisp photos and drawings, Bollinger goes step by step through the process. You will learn how to estimate materials, select the right kind of wood, prepare the subfloor and achieve a blemish-free finish for an old or new floor. Bollinger also provides numerous tips and tricks, and sources of supply. The book is indexed for easy reference.

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Library Journal Review

While wood flooring has been much in vogue in recent years, it has received little if any exceptional treatment from do-it-yourself writers. Bollinger, an experienced flooring contractor, has produced what has to be the definitive guide to installing and finishing wood floors. He addresses the three types of flooring: strip, plank, and parquet--covering such topics as estimating costs; selecting wood types and grades; preparing the underlayment; planning the layout; sanding; and applying various finishes. Bollinger brings in many tricks of the trade, such refinements as wood and metal inlays, and ideas for dealing with the irregularities that invariably crop up in the repair or layout of floors as part of renovation projects. Nicely illustrated with photos and drawings. For most public libraries with active how-to collections. A companion video is also available; contact the publisher.-- Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll., Dryden, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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