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-HouseJournal, 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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