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Old 01-05-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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My landlord is having my bathroom re-done and I don't think the contractors are doing it very well,.... after not putting a fan in, they vented the one requested into the attic....

Trying to get it done correctly since it seems they are really half assed.....

they installed linoleum right over the old hardwood floor... which was lifting here and joints where wide there, then one board was face nailed in about 5 spots.....

I know myself I would have cut the old hardwood out and layed down something like plywood or the like, now my question to you is this setting it up to fail? are you going to see nail pops and such? or am I just being overly anal?

thanx in advance guys!

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Lino or vinyl should be installed over a smooth, solid floor.

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Lino will telegraph through whatever is below it. So every bump, mismatch, nail head or whatever will gradually over time show through. Most landlords don't care because they are renting the house in the first place. And I kind of understand that somewhat. I have done work in a lot of rentals over the years and very few were ever taken care of. Most were pretty abused. Sad way to keep a house.
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Hate hearing about venting a bathroom fan into the attic too.
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Yup, the attic is going to become mold factory
And then the roof will start rotting out

The floor will look like junk shortly after being installed
And it will become cut up as edges get hit/cut from just normal wear
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thanx guys,..... vent is being taken care of....they where going to vent it near the ridge vent this place doesn't have..... so now I guess its going out the wall.

The landlord is trying to save himself headaches by fixing it, hes an hour away and too busy to babysit contractors.

Thanx for the advice!

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