BUNGALOW WOOD FLOORS
For over 40 years we (Hubbie & I) owned wood flooring companies, specializing in preserving the precious wood of historic floors, one of the most at-risk pieces of historic fabric in homes & commercial properties. Hubby was hands-on, running production & I answered the phone, answering questions about floors-lots of questions.
Read the answers to wood flooring questions posed over near half a century in the articles below.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR POLYURETHANE COATED WOOD FLOOR
This guide of how to clean & maintain your wood floors applies only to floors with a surface coating type of finish such as oil-based polyurethane finish, water based finishes, etc. For floors with penetrating finish, refer to your manufacturer's instructions....
CHOOSE THE RIGHT WOOD FLOOR FINISH FOR YOUR BUNGALOW
Learn how to choose the right wood floor finish for your bungalow to restore & preserve your floors’ beauty for the next 100 years.
HISTORIC BUNGALOW WOOD FLOORS 101- Tree Anatomy
I’m a tree-hugging, wood flooring profession, specializing in the restoration & preservation of historic floors. I’d like to pass on what I have learned over 35 years in the trade. I consider historic bungalow floors to be the single most endangered historic fabric, well, maybe second to windows.
SPECIES OF WOOD FLOORING MOST COMMONLY FOUND IN HISTORIC BUNGALOWS
There are several species of wood flooring most commonly found in historic bungalows. I have seen others but the species below are the ones to consider first when you do not know what your floor is. It is important to know the species of your bungalow wood floor...
BUNGALOW WOOD FLOORS RESTORATION GLOSSARY
This bungalow wood floors restoration glossary will help you in dealing with trade professionals & in understanding your proposal/contract.
HISTORIC BUNGALOW SUBFLOORS
by Dennis Prieur, a guy who has seen hundreds of historic bungalow subfloors as well as those in other styles of other historic houses, 40 year veteran of the wood flooring industry. A Popular speaker at Historic Homes Workshop he has supported me in my preservation...
WHEN SHOULD YOU REFINISH THE OLD WOOD FLOORS IN YOUR BUNGALOW?
by Dennis Prieur, 40 year veteran of the wood flooring industry, writes about how to decide when to refinish the wood floors in your bungalow. Dennis was a 25 year member of the National Wood Flooring Association where he sent his craftsmen for certification & was...
BUNGALOW FLOORS: FROM THE VERY HEART OF THE PINE TREE
by Dennis Prieur (usually known as Hubby) & Carol Goodwin, of the Goodwin Heart Pine Company Heart pine floors in bungalows is one of the most appreciated features of our charming homes here in the South, where they are deservedly revered. They gleam a warm...