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Old 02-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #16
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Paint before or after installing floors?


It sound like I have raised a legitimate disagreement about the best way to go about this. If I proceed with my plan to do floors first, I will need some good masking to protect them.

If so, should I use "craft paper" they sell in 3'x500' rolls at Lowes & Home Depot, or something else. I'm talking about papering 1400 sf, and a roll would do it. It is really cheap, maybe 5 bucks. Maybe I should double it, or use rosin paper?

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It really depends on the flooring. I agree with Mike.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:52 AM   #18
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As to protecting the finished floors---I use rosin paper,but the craft paper will do.

Then lay cardboard over the work areas---I use masonite or Luan ply rather than cardboard of there is a lot of work happening over the new floor---Installing kitchen cabinets,for example---Mike---
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #19
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I plan to have everything done except doors, trim, and paint before doors. One exception would be if I don't have time to finish the kitchen countertops before it's ready for floors.

If so, I would be doing that work myself, and only in the Kitchen.
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As to protecting the finished floors---I use rosin paper,but the craft paper will do.

Then lay cardboard over the work areas---I use masonite or Luan ply rather than cardboard of there is a lot of work happening over the new floor---Installing kitchen cabinets,for example---Mike---
I have several sheets of Masonite ready to go for any of my jobs. Durable and will last several jobs.
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I have some narrow pieces of thin ply ,just for use when rolling in the fridge---you don't want to roll anything over a finished floor of any type.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #22
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It sound like I have raised a legitimate disagreement about the best way to go about this. If I proceed with my plan to do floors first, I will need some good masking to protect them.

If so, should I use "craft paper" they sell in 3'x500' rolls at Lowes & Home Depot, or something else. I'm talking about papering 1400 sf, and a roll would do it. It is really cheap, maybe 5 bucks. Maybe I should double it, or use rosin paper?

Thanks for your interest and intelligent answers.
In reality there are no official rules for when to install door molding. It's just common sense that if you put it up before the flooring is in then the height could be off or it could be slightly out of square.
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I have some narrow pieces of thin ply ,just for use when rolling in the fridge---you don't want to roll anything over a finished floor of any type.
I had a customer get new appliances after we finished the floor and she got some really neat tracks that leads you from the cabinets to the front of the frig. She didn't tell me that they were delivering that day, so I had no way to warn her.
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I loose a lot of rolling boards each year---I leave them behind for the customer so I don't get a call back for damaged floors---so far it has worked.
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