Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Posts: 107
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Parquet Floor Repair Help


We have a condo and we're putting down new carpet. Underneath the old carpet was a parquet floor (solid wood squares-- no inlays or anything). In one spot -- in the hallway outside the hall bathroom -- the parquet was a bit squishy, so I took that up (about 3'x5'). Underneath the parquet was a fiber mat that was rotted out. Underneath the fiber mat was a 1/2" plywood floor.

The plywood was marginal, so I replaced that (glued and screwed).

I'm now looking to replace the parquet. Before I took up the tiles, I numbered each one with a yellow sticky, took a picture of the whole thing, and so I know where they're supposed to go back. (Even tho carpet will go over everything, I'd like to use the old tiles if possible so they blend with the existing ones, in case I want to go back down to the parquet at some point in the future.)

However, I've got some questions about how to do that:

1. I picked up a replacement fiber mat from Home Depot. I remember that when I took up the original one, there were gaps between any two pieces. I presume I should put the new mat down with a gap between it and the old one. How big should that gap be?

2. The mat seemed to be simply placed on the floor, altho the gaps did have a black adhesive in them. Do I simply lay the new one on the floor as well?

3. The old parquet tiles have adhesive on them. Do I need to take this adhesive off before putting them down? Any recommendations on how to do this?

4. I take it that the tiles are glued down. How should this be done -- adhesive type, trowel size, etc.

4. While most of the tiles are fine, some of the half-tiles from along the wall aren't in great shape. Can I buy some tiles from say Home Depot and substitute these without much difficulty?

Thanks for your help!

Richard

RichardZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,383
Rewards Points: 96
Default

Parquet Floor Repair Help


I'd first want to figure out why that floor failed.

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Posts: 107
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Parquet Floor Repair Help


JoeCaption,

Good point. What happened was that the bathroom in the condo above had a leak. The water went down the drywall, and when it reached my floor, it flowed through a gap between the drywall and the wall floor plate out onto my hallway floor. It soaked the fiber mat, which not surprisingly disintegrated. I've taken various steps to avoid having that occur again, including caulking the gap. Hope this helps.

Richard
RichardZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parquet Floors gjones Flooring 13 09-03-2012 01:40 PM
Nailing bamboo over parquet flooring luther Flooring 5 11-04-2011 05:42 PM
Refinish/match old parquet or new hardwood? rational Flooring 1 04-29-2011 10:25 PM
3/4inch hardwood over parquet snoots Flooring 2 04-29-2011 10:11 PM
Painting Parquet Floors The Raven Painting 4 07-20-2008 09:21 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.