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Old 04-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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I've started the project that I was asking questions about in an earlier thread. Just thought I'd share some progress with you.

I'd also like to thank everyone for their answers and advice. Very much appreciated.

The first row:



Four hours later:



I made it across the hallway!



And here's the transition I was talking about that I wanted to do:


The flooring in the bedroom will continue on in the same direction as the hallway.

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Looking good!

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Old 04-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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It's Fiesta (www.fiesta-sa.org) time here in S.A. so there's not much getting done this week and especially not this coming weekend.

I did manage to work on the 'L' part of the hallway tonight:



It's starting to look like a floor!

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Nice job.
Osb board...UGH!!!
Cant really tell but you might want to knock the tounge of on the header where the carpet butts into it.
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Is that tile sitting right on the subfloor or do you have backerboard under it?
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Nice job.
Osb board...UGH!!!
Cant really tell but you might want to knock the tounge of on the header where the carpet butts into it.
Thanks.

There will be the same wood going in to the room in that last picture. I'm using a cross plank as a transition.
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Is that tile sitting right on the subfloor or do you have backerboard under it?
No, there's backer board under there. The tile, backer and mortar are all right about the same thickness as the wood so a regular T-molding transition is all I'll need.
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GOOD JOB
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Progress from this past weekend:



I made it from just right of the closet door (in the background) to the top of the stairs on Saturday.

I spent 4 hrs when I got to the stairs getting all the pieces cut and fit so I could continue on.



I have one more row that I can use the floor nailer on then I'll blind nail the next row with 2" finishing nails, then face nail the last full row and the final, ripped, row.

Next weekend, the quarter round.
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Wow, the box had all short boards and all the same length? That leads to stair-stepping in the pattern. Some of your joints are too close as well. I don't believe either will cause any problems, other than aesthetics.

I'm curious how you're able to install with the baseboards still on the wall. Did you undercut them or did you butt the flooring up tight to the baseboards?

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Joints are fine.
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Wow, the box had all short boards and all the same length? That leads to stair-stepping in the pattern. Some of your joints are too close as well. I don't believe either will cause any problems, other than aesthetics.

I'm curious how you're able to install with the baseboards still on the wall. Did you undercut them or did you butt the flooring up tight to the baseboards?

No, there was no box full of short boards. I would open up other boxes to get at the short boards, as well as for mixing.

I used a jamb saw to cut the baseboards as opposed to taking off all the baseboards and reinstalling them higher. The floor boards are laid just outside the edge of the baseboard, in most cases, leaving me the thickness of the baseboard and the drywall as clearance for expansion.

The drawback to cutting the baseboards is now they're shorter than they used to be and they are a variety that is a little taller than your ordinary baseboard, which is a look I like. However, the time involved in taking them all off and reinstalling them was less appealing then having shorter baseboards. I'm not a professional, and I have a regular job, so I don't have the luxury of time. I didn't want the last 10% of the project taking 90% of the time.
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By the way, I finished laying all the flooring last night.



I still have the quarter round to paint and install, but that's this weekend.

Plus, I have two doorways to finish, that look like this:


There will be wood going down in both rooms so I'm not concerned about transitioning to the carpet. My intention is to bring the current wood floor in to the middle of the doorway then add a spline in the groove of the last board(s) so I can start the other flooring in the opposite direction, i.e. moving away from the door.

And then there's the top of the stairs:
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Finished my daughter's room last night.




I'm really happy with the way the transition worked out.


The view down the hallway:



Next, is my office (next door). Can't wait.

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