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How can you design a solid wood floor that allows for expansion without gaps between the boards?

I see many solid wood floors that are nailed everywhere, with no gaps, and seem to have no problems. How is this possible? Solid wood floors do experience seasonal movement, but you may not notice it ...
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How to account for expansion / shrinkage in flooring

are you supposed to leave a little bit of gap to allow for expansion? As indicated above in the Comment by @bowlturner the expansion gap for flooring is normally left around the perimeter1. I mean we ...
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Is it possible to smooth over sides of re-finished area?

Just to address this in a generic way to begin with ...is it possible to sand, reapply finish, and then somehow smooth over the border between the "new" and "old" finish? Yes ...
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What’s this kind of cracking on the surface of these boards called? Is it fixable?

There's no sure way to identify the source of cracks of this sort once the wood has been converted into boards and especially when already placed, so you're only able to see one face. I’ve ...
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How to finish untreated European Oak wooden floors

As Graphus pointed out in the comments to your question. Many of your requirements are mutually exclusive. Any oil finish only give some protection from moisture, at least as far as flooring goes, ...
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Can I apply a wood veneer on stairs?

If you think 'covering' the stairs is the best way to 'fix' the problem, I would go with a thicker laminate. something like 1/8-1/4" (3-6mm) This would be thick enough to handle a lot of wear, ...
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How to level plywood/OSB shed floor

Here are a few ideas that might be helpful regarding your proposed solution from my experience with OSB/wood floors: OSB vs plywood I made good experiences using OSB instead of plywood as it is made ...
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Method to remove wood sticker stain / discolored area from pine?

This is "sticker stain". Sticker stain is fairly common and often unavoidable, although the nature and severity of it varies naturally. Is there any treatment or method to remove or reduce ...
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Method to remove wood sticker stain / discolored area from pine?

Is there any treatment or method to remove or reduce the discoloration circled below? Or do I just have to live with it as “part of the charm”? Although those sticker marks were all caused in the ...
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Connecting a 2x4 to hardwood floor.. without screws?

+1 to the comments and the suggestion to use nails. If you would like to avoid nails and screws at all costs you could create an entire frame from 2x4's that would fit tight underneath you ceiling. ...
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