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Wood floors installed by VM

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by hberg, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    I just noticed due to the rapid response on the 60 day walk thru, that our wood floors in places (mostly on the ends) has holes in the board that have been covered by wood putty. My question is first is it normal to use nails in installing wood floors? I thought that this was a no-no. Second, it would seem to me that because our house was done early, that it looks like they just nailed some of the flooring in while the other flooring went in without nails and that they are going to have to refloor the entire ground floor to fix this.
  2. mlayne

    mlayne New Member

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    Hi there. A few comments for you concerning wood floors and the rapid response for your 60 day walk thru. On the second point, do you mean that VM held your 60 walk thru earlier than within 60 days after your closing? SPecifically concerning the wood floor issue, the wood floors come from Bruce directly in sections, already polyurathaned, stained, etc. The Bruce folks install the floors, and should use nails only on the boards that make up the outer outline of your floor. If there are nails in planks in the middle of your floor, that means that someone replaced some of the boards, and not being able to fit planks in the middle of the floor using the tongue and groove way they connect, they simply nailed it in to the sub-flooring. As for the putty, they use one color of putty (usually the wrong color)that does not dry. To touch up our wood floor, I used wood putty that dries and that accepts stain. After the putty was dry, I carefully went over the putty with a stain marker (light and dark) that matched the wood in the area of the putty. FYI, we had our entire wood floor replaced once we found over 100 or so dings, etc. The new floor was slightly better. Hope this helps some.

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