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xx   FLOOR

How to get darker wood floors.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 32

Tip suggests a slip-proof finish for a ballet studio with a hardwood floor.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 18
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 12
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 12

How to refinish an old wooden floor.
AMERICANA Sep-Oct 1985 (v.13#4) pg. 85

How to paint a floor to simulate blue Dutch tiles.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 55

Photo shows how to add stripes to a painted floor by applying packing tape in parallel stripes and then finishing with several coats of polyurethane. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 73

What you need to do before you paint a concrete floor.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. G8 (200+)

Geometric floor patterns are achieved through the use of paints or wood stains.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1982 (v.60#9) pg. 106, 158

Stampwork for printing fabrics and floors. Instructions for making large stamps from acrylic plastic and high density upholstery foam. Latex paints are used for walls and floors. Fabric paints or dyes are used for textiles.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1986 (v.64#1) pg. 65

No-sew "quilts." (1) Paint a 24"-square Amish-inspired "quilt" on a wall. (2) Wallpaper a "log cabin" quilt design on a wall using rectangles cut from old wallpaper books. (3) Paint a quilt design on a porch floor so it looks like a rug.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1986 (v.64#7) pg. 50

Painted-floor basics. Tips on how to prepare, paint and seal a floor and four photos that show design ideas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1987 (v.65#8) pg. 40

Tip: Use a skateboard as a seat when painting floor trim.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1989 (v.67#1) pg. 61

How to paint a checkerboard floor.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1989 (v.67#3) pg. 84, 86

How to sand and refinish wooden floors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 21

Uncover that beautiful hardwood. Simple directions for refinishing a hardwood floor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1982 (v.5#6) pg. 14

Hardwood exposure. Rediscover the age-old warmth of natural wood floors. When and how to sand, fill and finish hardwood floors. Also covers stripping alternatives, selection of finish and maintenance tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 29
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1991 (v.14#6) pg. 68

Beautiful buff up. How to retouch wooden floors with polyurethane finish.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 50

Refinish your wood floor in a weekend using the new orbital floor sanders that make gouging less likely. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 59

Tips on sanding and refinishing wooden floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 30

Pour a new floor surface using the vinyl chip/urethane glaze system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #94 Oct 1966 (v.16#5) pg. 48

How to refinish wood floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #120 Oct 1970 (v.20#7) pg. 46

How to refinish a wood floor, sanding it with a rented drum sander and finishing it with polyurethane.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #154 Jun 1974 (v.24#5) pg. 42

How to refinish a floor. A look at the sanders and scrapers you can use and tips on how to pick a finish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #176 Oct 1976 (v.26#8) pg. 38

Reclaim your hardwood floors. How to remove carpeting, sand and refinish floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 64

Floor painting. Compared with varnishing, tiling, or carpeting, it is cheaper, quicker and easier to do. Floor painting lets you personalize your floors using designs and color combinations you create.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #264 Dec 1985 (v.35#10) pg. 48

Refinish your floors without sanding. (1) Refurbish the surface. (2) Chemically strip and refinish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #283 Nov 1987 (v.37#9) pg. 52

Wood floor renewal. How to bring it back to life without the expense and mess of sanding down to bare wood. Use a floor buffing machine and a special sanding screen, followed with a polyurethane topcoat finish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 63

Revive a wood floor without sanding by adding a new coat of polyurethane right over the old finish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #389 Jun 1998 (v.48#6) pg. 68

Sanding and finishing your hardwood floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #403 Nov 1999 (v.49#10) pg. 52

Tips on sanding and refinishing a teak wood floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 6

Tips on wood fillers and finishes for use with 2x6 softwood floors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 12

Swedish floor finish. Why a hardwood flooring specialist likes this European finish, and how to apply it. Swedish finishes combine the easy maintenance and durability of a surface finish with the appearance of a penetrating finish.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 42

Tips on coating a concrete floor with industrial-grade urethane or epoxy.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 10

Advice on finishing fir floors to help reduce splintering and marking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 16

Performance testing of wooden floor finishes. A floor finisher explains how he tests finishes and discusses the results.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 52

Using waterborne urethane floor finishes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 61

Tips on what to use on a wood floor to achieve an inconspicuous, but durable, finish.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 22

Tips on using shellac for refinishing an oak floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 18

Tip on finishing teak flooring.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 6

Tip on finishing old wood so that it does not change color and so that the process is reversible.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 32

How to refinish wood floors. Information on eradicating stains, filling holes, repairing splinters, patching, fixing scratches, sanding and finishing.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 60

Guide to staining and painting porch and deck floors.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 75

Decorating wood floors with paint. How to stencil, spatter paint and simulate marble floors.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 49

How to paint concrete floors.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 50

The finishing touch. How to refinish a wood floor. Covers preparation, sanding and applying urethane finish.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #126 Feb 1996 (v.20) pg. 31

Finishing and caring for wood floors.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov 1963-Feb 1964 pg. 6

Painted floors. Create patterned floors with paint and a combing tool.
HOME MECHANIX #690 Oct 1985 (v.81) pg. 60

Help for hardwood floors. How to make a 20-year-old floor look better than new.
HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 50

Floor show. A plain pine floor is customized by routing large squares and staining them with alternating colors.
HOME MECHANIX #740 Dec 1989 (v.85) pg. 74

Refinishing wood floors without heavy sanding. Describes heavy cleaning, screening (a light sanding with a mesh-fitted buffer) and applying a urethane finish.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 16

Floor finesse. A complete guide to stripping and refinishing to bring out the best in your home's wood floors. Includes a recipe for pickling a wood floor. How to replace a damaged piece of tongue-and-groove flooring. A companion guide to accompany the PBS television series "Hometime".
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 31

Floor finesse. Painted finishes can create a rich-looking floor without costing too much.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1990 (v.15#10) pg. 34

Floor shows. Creative ways to raise your floors to new levels of style using floor painting. Several patterns are illustrated along with spatter painting.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1990 (v.15#10) pg. 46

Step-by-step instructions for refinishing hardwood floors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #457 Jun 1966 (v.62) pg. 95

Tip: How to finish interior brick floors to build up the patina.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1986 (v.7#1) pg. 36

How to refinish old wood floors with a clear natural finish. Part 1. Includes information on removing the old finish and sanding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1974 (v.2#12) pg. 1

A look at 18th century painted floors and some of the traditional effects created with stenciling and spatter painting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1974 (v.2#12) pg. 8

Refinishing floors. Part 2. Selecting the best floor finish.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1975 (v.3#1) pg. 5
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1975 (v.3#2) pg. 2

Refinishing wood floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1977 (v.5#4) pg. 42

Floor refinishing, a radical alternative. Using paint and varnish remover instead of machine sanding or hand scraping methods.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1977 (v.5#8) pg. 89

Tip: How to refinish a wood floor with non-shiney finish.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.8#8) pg. 97

Refinishing floors. Think twice before sanding. How floors of older houses were finished in the past and how to get an "easy to live with" floor finish when restoring the older house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 27

Picking a floor finish. A comparison of surface finishes -vs- penetrating finishes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1981 (v.9#5) pg. 107

Tips on selecting a surface finish for a pine floor in a kitchen.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1984 (v.12#7) pg. 163

Tips on pickling (liming) a wooden floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1984 (v.12#9) pg. 205

How to revive a wood floor's finish without sanding. Describes cleaning and adding a new finish over what remains of the old finish.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1985 (v.13#10) pg. 201

Floor-finish options. A review of the historical approaches to finishing wood floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.18#6) pg. 22

Seamless countertop surface, floor surface, etc. is made by imbedding colored vinyl flakes in a plastic coating which is painted on the surface to be covered.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1968 (v.129#1) pg. 169

How to refinish hardwood floors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1968 (v.129#1) pg. 188

You can make your hardwood floors look new again. How to sand off the old finish, repair broken or damaged boards and then apply a new finish.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1975 (v.144#4) pg. 92

How to paint decorative designs on floors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1978 (v.150#1) pg. 100

Four projects to build for a family room that are attractive and easy to maintain. Includes a checkerboard floor graphic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1979 (v.151#2) pg. 132

Guide to sanding and refinishing wood floors like a craftsman.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1983 (v.159#1) pg. 100

Some remarkable new materials to refinish old floors and finish new ones. Includes both floor finishes and prefinished flooring.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 156

How to skidproof a surface by dusting a light coat of pumice stone over a fresh coat of paint.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 146

Wood-floor finishes. A test of nine different wood-floor finishes. A chart compares ingredients, solvents, resistance to scuffing and stains, etc. Photo shows resulting appearance.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 78

Using floor finishes safely. Taking proper precautions to protect your health when applying floor finishes.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 84

Tip on creating a non-slip varnish finish for wooden stairs.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.3#7) pg. 19

Finish with the best. Special section on interior finishing. Topics covered include wood floors, cabinets, furniture, paint stripping, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.5#7) pg. 58

How to paint exterior wood and concrete floors.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 93

How to refinish a hardwood floor using a rented sander. Includes tip on applying polyurethane finish.
SUNSET Aug 1977 (v.159#2) pg. 86

Painted floors. Instructions for painting a stenciled pattern and for creating a marbled look.
SUNSET Nov 1986 (v.177#5) pg. 104

Refinishing wood floors. How to use a new, gentler pad-style sanding machine with a 12"x18" pad.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #817 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.93) pg. 70

How to paint and stencil a floor.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1978 (v.41#9) pg. 115, 200

Tip: Decorate a wood floor with a stained checkerboard or trellis pattern.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 5 1983 (v.46#12) pg. 65, 136

Some tips on cleaning and refinishing a wood board floor made from softwood.
WOODWORKER #1038 May 1980 (v.84) pg. 330

Create a darker colonial type floor finish using special penetrating wood sealer on a new or previously refinished floor.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 52

"Paint" a floor or counter top using plastic chips and plastic glue poured on the surface to create a waterproof covering. Photos illustrate the process.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 38

How to refinish a wood floor using a rented sander. Steps involved in preparing, removing the old finish and applying a new finish are described.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 12

Hardwood floor refinishing. Advice from the professionals. Looks at sanders and available finishes.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 26, 30