Wood finishing / Discussions

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...finishing wood online , or use barn boards, the options are pretty endless. You can even cover ceilings with finishing grade plywood.

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...wood oil finish, you can read more here – Natural Food Safe Wood Finishing Oil for Floors, Counters & Decks Anytime you have clawed feet on a wood floor you...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...woods. There are manufacturers that offer plywood that will protect your indoor air quality , but for solid wood you are best to speak to a local cabinet maker ...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...finishing materials there are a few ways you could go about it, like raw wood , wood with natural finishing oil , synthetic drywall with low-dust drywall compou...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...wood. And further to that, wood can act as an air and vapor barrier in some cases , particularly if it has a finish on it, so plywood with a finishing coat of v...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...wood foundation (PWF) would be an alternative to a concrete foundation , and a poor one at that. The end result of mixing wood and moisture will always be rot. ...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can I use Brio on my indoor cedar porch floor?

...finishing oils, so there will have products for exterior decks, you can see the options of Prato verde finishing oils here . Be sure to follow manufacturers ins...

Posted by Linda Burnside March 31, 2021, 4:37 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 2 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...finishing on our new Demonstration house in Wakefield QC with a formaldehyde-free UV treated plywood called PureBond from Columbia forest production, try that o...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...wood against a wet concrete wall, (yes, your concrete wall is probably wet even if you think its dry) followed by batt insulation and a sheet of plastic should ...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wood sills and then connected to vertical EPS against concrete. Batting added after framing and inside rim/cripple wall cavities. 3) Sealing & batting first, ...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...wood framing inside the concrete basement stuffed full of fiberglass insulation, covered with plastic then all covered up with drywall so we can't see another d...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...finishing the wall? I don't want water getting behind the wall and I don't want mice or bugs coming in through the gap. There has been flooding here, but if it ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...wood (which I have sourced). My questions pertain to best and most healthy approach with regards to: 1) Radon -- I have a radon issue and have recently inst...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...wood as the wall frames are metal. No leaks from the outside coming in either. I feel like the insulation is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier ...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...wood in with the moisture is only ever going to lead to rot. We have a full basement with a treated wood foundation in Minnesota. Between the treated wood studs...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 23 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...wood afterwards, and here is a link to a page that may help for choosing a wood type, it is about Installing Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall . You will...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...wood flooring, we recommend using a natural non-toxic wood finishing oil instead of varnish for reasons of air quality and durability.

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...wood only? Mold typically forms in basements when wood studs and insulation are sandwiched against the wall with a poly vapor barrier, so without that I’m won...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses