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Old 10-09-2011, 09:09 PM   #151
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The wife and I decided to get laminate flooring in living room, kitchen and hallway. I just ordered this:

http://www.homedepot.com/Flooring-La...atalogId=10053

Wife thinks it looks to yellow, so I ordered a case to see if she'll like it in person, if she doesn't then she can just return it. If she does, I'll order enough to do the areas we want and have it done when I come home.

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Well, as we were training our dogs to not use the hallway as a toilet, wife said it started smelling after all these months, and lifted up the flooring to see the damage, and here it is:



So, for a temporary use, she bought some deodorizer paint and going over the area and then covering it up with a rug until I come home.

How do I replace it?
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 PM   #153
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The wife did this today:
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is that stained mess from the pet peeing???!
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Yes, we didn't know it was that bad.
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Part of the stained mess is going to be from the glue in the lick-n-stick tiles.

In past years, the adhesives were thick, strong and (I believe) oil-based.

Now they're water-based and thinner. As a result, animal urine can easily re-liquify and thin the adhesive. Part of the discoloration is the adhesive soaking through the wood.

At some point, they would have started to float around like lilies on a pond.
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I'm going to replace the flooring, shouldn't be to hard.
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Not too difficult.

Flooring still scares the bejebus out of me, mostly because the material cost causes a little sticker shock.
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It's expensive for a board?
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Board? Like... sheeting to repair the subflooring?

Not really. You'll need a circular saw, some skill and a whole lot of balls. You pretty much locate the joists/stringers it sits on and cut down the center of them, then cut a new piece to fit in the hole and nail it back down. Don't use your best saw blade, because chances are you're going to find a nail or two. Also be sure to set the blade depth just enough to get through the subfloor to minimize damage to the stringers/joists.

Unless you've got slab-on-grade. In which case I'm not sure what board you're referring too.
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BTW... Air Force vs Army is Nov 5 on Versus.

I hope you get to see it on the Army's equivalent of AFN over there.

I'm sure we'll get stomped, but then again, I thought Navy was going to roll right over us too.
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Board? Like... sheeting to repair the subflooring?

Not really. You'll need a circular saw, some skill and a whole lot of balls. You pretty much locate the joists/stringers it sits on and cut down the center of them, then cut a new piece to fit in the hole and nail it back down. Don't use your best saw blade, because chances are you're going to find a nail or two. Also be sure to set the blade depth just enough to get through the subfloor to minimize damage to the stringers/joists.

Unless you've got slab-on-grade. In which case I'm not sure what board you're referring too.
Yeah just a sheet to repair the floor. Should I just remove the soiled spot, or the whole sheet?

Wife tried to pry it up yesterday, but she couldn't. I told her just get a sledge hammer and smash in between nails, lol. But she said she'll wait for me to come home.

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BTW... Air Force vs Army is Nov 5 on Versus.

I hope you get to see it on the Army's equivalent of AFN over there.

I'm sure we'll get stomped, but then again, I thought Navy was going to roll right over us too.
I don't really watch football, but I've heard the Army sucks.
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Either method for removal works. I tend to prefer sawing the damaged portion and using a long pry bar. The advantage to smashing it to bits is that it will fit in a standard curbside trash bin for disposal, but the disadvantage being that you'll have to retrieve the bits from the crawlspace or you'll be attracting rodents, termites, etc.

If it's not warped or damaged, you might be able to spray it (carefully!) with a mixture of bleach and water to neutralize the odor. I'm sure there's commercial products, probably marketed under the Kaboom! brand name, that would also do the trick. The only problem is that you'll have to wait for the wood to dry out before you can cover it back up.

Edit: Just finished the taping and first coat of mud. It wasn't nearly as hard as I'd expected from all the "OMGWTFHELP!!11!" posts on the web.
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Whoa there! Do not smash it out with a hammer. You will need to cut it out so that you have a straight edge to match up to. That was bad advice. dorf dude...
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He would have a straight edge where the sheet ended, mid-joist.

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