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These articles will show you how to refinish and install hardwood floors.

  1. How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

    Renew a wood floor in half the time and at half the expense of sanding. The secret is to screen the old finish. Read on to see if screening will work for your floor.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. DIY Hardwood Floors: Lay a Contrasting Border

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    Mix and match colors of wood laminate flooring, add a few stone tiles as accents, and suddenly you've made an extraordinary wood floor for the same cost as an ordinary one.

  2. Refinish Hardwood Floors in One Day

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    Renew the finish on your wood floor without the hassle of sanding. Instead, use a simple chemical etching technique and apply a new topcoat of finish. It also works on plastic laminate floors.

  3. How to Lay Hardwood Floor With a Contrasting Border

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    A wood floor is attractive, warm and durable, and it’s affordable too if you lay it yourself. Adding the special border feature will also make it unique. Materials aren’t cheap, but you’ll save a ton by following our step-by-step directions rather than hiring a pro.

  4. Hardwood Floor Sanding: Do It Yourself Tips

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    Follow these hardwood floor sanding and refinishing tips from a veteran floor refinisher to achieve a smooth, professional-quality finish.

  5. Patch a Hardwood Floor

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    We'll show you how to replace a damaged hardwood floorboard in just a couple hours using basic carpentry tools. This article covers removing a hole-filled or otherwise damaged tongue-and-groove board, then installing a new one.

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