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Old 10-23-2011, 11:53 AM   #706
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I guess what I don't understand is YOU installing flooring in a house you are renting, unless it is coming off the rent.

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I suppose asking the landlord what that object is would be totally out of the question. I suppose asking him/her if it is okay to remove it would also out of the question.
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I guess what I don't understand is YOU installing flooring in a house you are renting, unless it is coming off the rent.
Cause I pay very little (like...less than $500 a month) for a country cottage on acreage and I have six dogs (had fewer when I signed the rental agreement, but someone dumped a pregnant stray in front of the house and well...). The house has beige carpeting, any idea what 6 dogs do to beige carpeting? When I rented this place I said I wanted to replace the carpet with vinyl, and they said fine.

They don't hassle me about my dogs, and I don't hassle them about minor repairs. Works out very well. The investment in the flooring is well worth it. I pay my rent on time, I don't bother them and they never bother me, the perfect landlord/renter relationship.

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I suppose asking the landlord what that object is would be totally out of the question. I suppose asking him/her if it is okay to remove it would also out of the question.
I seriously doubt if they even know about it. They bought the house as a rental a few years ago and likely hired carpet layers to replace the old carpet, and the carpet layers saw it and went over it. Since it is next to the baseboard and won't pose a tripping risk I may just leave it.

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I knew asking them would be out of the question. Just had a feeling.
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I knew asking them would be out of the question. Just had a feeling.
Yeah well this is the deep south. When I pulled nails and staples out of the plank flooring (in case someone wanted to refinish it later) I eventually realized no one is ever likely to refinish the floors on this tiny 60 old house, but I still try to pull them up just to be a good person in case someone tries in the future.

The 150 acres around here is/was owned by a black family that likely got it as payment for work right after the civil war, and now they are selling it off in chunks for very little money to investors (i.e. my landlords). The value is in the land, not the house. While it is very cheap and I could find a way to buy it if I wanted to, I fear the area will go downhill in another decade or so therefore just want to rent and not own.
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Yeah well this is the deep south. When I pulled nails and staples out of the plank flooring (in case someone wanted to refinish it later) I eventually realized no one is ever likely to refinish the floors on this tiny 60 old house, but I still try to pull them up just to be a good person in case someone tries in the future.

The 150 acres around here is/was owned by a black family that likely got it as payment for work right after the civil war, and now they are selling it off in chunks for very little money to investors (i.e. my landlords). The value is in the land, not the house. While it is very cheap and I could find a way to buy it if I wanted to, I fear the area will go downhill in another decade or so therefore just want to rent and not own.
Yeah... those damn......... meth-heads ruin everything, don't they?
No-one wants their neighbor's houses blowing up in the middle of the night! (Or in the middle of the DAY for that matter!)



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Yeah... those damn......... meth-heads ruin everything, don't they?
No-one wants their neighbor's houses blowing up in the middle of the night! (Or in the middle of the DAY for that matter!)
Meth isn't a problem here, the judges are VERY strict and even pot is unavailable due to the harsh sentences (serious jail time then banishment for meth dealers). We are 30 minutes outside of Macon GA which has become a cesspool of crime, shootings, mayhem etc... and people are fleeing that city. This is country and safe and all but the town will eventually become diversified, which is why I do not want to buy land around here, plus the neighbor says he plans to build a housing tract.

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We are 30 minutes outside of Macon GA which has become a cesspool of crime, shootings, mayhem etc... and people are fleeing that city.
Stay close....Obama has another plan for growth and prosperity and ending crime in places like that. Some day Macon will be a Mecca for wealth and good tidings.
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1st time user so I may be in the wrong place. Looking at this vinyl flooring to replace carpeting in a walk out basement. No moisture problems now but read some threads where it happened. Assume mold inhibitors will help. Bigger concern is...carpet is glued down and will leave glue lines and residue after I pull up carpet. I'd like to use the plank flooring but that is 2mm thick. Do I need to somehow scrape the cement perfectly clean so there's nothing showing through. Also, I know there's a couple hairline pressure cracks in the concrete. AT one place, I can see a small rise through the carpet. What can I do about that? I am concerned that any uneven spots will really show up with vinyl. Would the Allure commercial flooring be a better alternative? Should I go with one of the thicker products from other mfgrs? Also, can I use this product on stairs? Guy at HD didn't know. I'm guessing I would need some sort of corner bead on the edge of the tread. Do I have to use one of those metal strips?
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Mojo,

Please take your mojo to another thread, feel free to start your own new thread so as not to hijack this one.
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Stay close....Obama has another plan for growth and prosperity and ending crime in places like that. Some day Macon will be a Mecca for wealth and good tidings.
Is that a nuke-you-lar plan George? roflmao

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Please take your mojo to another thread, feel free to start your own new thread so as not to hijack this one.
I think we're well beyond THAT point, aren't we?

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I think we're well beyond THAT point, aren't we?
Oh! Well maybe. My life is full of confusion here lately. NEVERMIND!!!
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I've been in the process of building a home theater/game-room in my basement for the past two years and I'm just about finished.
I put down the Trafficmaster flooring about two years ago over a clean and dry cement floor, after first vacuuming the cement floor thoroughly and then running the "moisture test" for a week. The test showed no moisture wicking up through floor.
About three months after installation the seams lifted in a few areas, but since I was busy doing other finish work with this room I just let it be.
Last month I bought some Locktite Superglue, got down on my stomach (to get a good perspective on what areas had lifted), and re-glued about 10 different areas where the floor had lifted at the seams. In all, it took me about an hour to do this. These re-glued areas have held fast since the re-glue and after a thorough cleaning with Zep laminate floor cleaner, the floor looks fantastic.
I've always kept the humidity at 40-45% (even before the build) with a dehumidifier and the temp has never fallen below 60.
I DON'T work for any home improvement company, but can say with my experience, that with a little extra work, the floor looks great.
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