Selected Reading On Wood Flooring

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Wood Flooring
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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


  • Bettes, W. Lee.  "Parquet Redux."  Traditional Building, September/October 1993, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 46-55.
  • ________.  "Repair and Replication of Parquetry Floors."  The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.:  Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 4-21 - 4-28.
  • Bock, Gordon.  "Those ?*X!!*?#! Cracks."  The Old-House Journal, November/December 1990, pp. 34-35.
  • ________.  "Floor-Finish Options."  The Old-House Journal, November/December 1990, pp. 22-25.
  • Broadnax, Frank.  "Refinishing Clinic... Refinishing Wood Floors."  The Old-House Journal, April 1977, pp. 42-43.
  • Eisenberg, Donna T.  "Identifying Wood Rot."  Building Renovation, November/December 1993, pp. 35-39.
  • Herman, Dr. Frederick.  "Refinishing Floors; Think Twice Before Sanding."  The Old-House Journal, February 1981, pp. 27, 44-45.
  • Labine, Clem.  "The Rise of the Wood Floor."  Traditional Building, September/October 1991, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 34- 40.
  • ________.  "Wood Flooring."  Traditional Building, January/February 1990, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 15-19.
  • Leeke, John.  "Fixing Hardwood Floors; How to Remove and Replace Tongue-&-Groove Floorboards."  The Old-House Journal, November/December 1990, pp. 30-33.
  • Mehn, Daniel J.  "Floor Refinishing, A Radical Alternative." The Old-House Journal, August 1977, pp. 89-92.
  • O'Donnell, Bill.  "Reconditioning Floors."  The Old-House Journal, December 1985, pp. 201, 218-219.
  • Poore, Patricia.  "Fixing Old Floors:  Repairing and Replacing Floorboards."  The Old-House Journal, March 1981, pp. 61- 63.
  • ________.  "Fixing Old Floors:  Construction Types and Sub- Floor Repairs."  The Old-House Journal, February 1981, pp. 48-70.
  • ________.  "Picking a Floor Finish."  The Old-House Journal, May 1981, pp. 107-113.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ.  "How to Deal With Sagging, Sloping, Squeaking Old Floors."  The Old-House Journal, January 1981, pp. 7-10.


  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards".  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero.  Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993

Other References

  • Avrami, Erica C.  "Preserving Wood Features in Historic Buildings:  An Annotated Bibliography."  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN:  Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
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