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  1. Flooring
    I have a coax cable running beneath the baseboard around three walls of living room. Coax is tucked under and behind the tack-less strip holding wall-to-wall carpet. Flooring company is hired to remove carpet and replace with Vinyl Plank wood look flooring. Is it OK to just have them leave...
  2. Flooring
    I used Roberts 8015 universal carpet seam sealer on a carpet and didn’t wipe the excess off. Now the seam is hard and crusty where I used the seam sealer. Any way to get it off? I want to avoid cutting it out and re-seaming at all costs!
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I am working on a project to remove a lingering chemical smell in a closed bedroom with worn hardwood floors. We moved into our house in October, and I removed carpet in one bedroom (which I kept closed off) but stupidly left exposed carpet padding in the room for 7-8 weeks and now the odor will...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    All wood pictured, excluding the banister & spindles, was covered in plush carpet. I have a more kid friendly/high traffic carpet being installed in 2 weeks to simply go down the stairs. I’m looking for advice on how to deal with the huge gaps all along the sides of the stairway along the...
  5. Flooring
    Hey everyone. I'm new here at the DIY chatroom. Hopefully someone here can offer some advice. I'm going to attempt to install a stair runner for the first time. Currently it's just regular wood treads. I've watched videos and read articles, but keep running into conflicting information. Can...
  6. Painting
    We just got a house and have to keep the existing tile floors for the moment. I need recommendations on a color scheme for painting the walls and new carpet in the bedrooms that will match the existing tile floors. The tile floors will be replaced next year so please also provide a...
  7. Flooring
    The way our home is laid out there is a main foot traffic lane between our tiled front entrance way and the tiled kitchen area. In between is the middle of the carpeted area of our open concept living room and dining room. We have a long runner carpet across this area as it is a very high use...
  8. Flooring
    Hi, I'm planning on removing some carpet and replacing it with 3/4" hardwood flooring. The manual says the minimum subfloor thickness should be 5/8", but I only have 1/2" plywood under the carpet. The floor joists are 24" OC. Can I get away with installing the hardwood as is, assuming the...
  9. Flooring
    Due to formaldehyde allergies, we built up an upper floor subfloor with unfinished 4" T&G oak flooring instead of plywood, OSB, etc. These are above grade bedrooms & living room (not rooms with moisture). We are going to put pad and carpet in these rooms, not finish the wood. Question: would...
  10. Flooring
    My first post! The first level of my deck house has developed a smell and though I suspect it's mold/mildew, it hasn't triggered an allergic reaction which is curious. I peeled back some carpeting in the bedroom and found this underneath. Looks like mold but what do you think? I'd like to cover...
  11. Flooring
    I want to remove some carpet and do whatever needs to be done to the concrete foundation to make it a nice concrete bedroom floor. Where do I begin? 1. clear room 2. remove carpet 3. ? 4. ? ? ? ? This looks nice...
  12. Flooring
    Floor type - Vinyl Location - next to the patio glass door Condition - very sunny - almost all day sun (no water) In order to protect the floor from the dust from shoes when someone come in from the deck, I kept small pieces of carpet. However, the spot under the carpet has been turning very...
  13. Flooring
    Hello all, I'm considering extending the life of my home's stained carpet. Rather than replace it, it might be cheaper to just clean it and dye it a dark color (to make the black/brown stains less noticeable. Some online sources suggest that the dye can rub off onto clothing that comes in...
  14. Carpentry
    Hi guys, in my basement there is an area that never had wall insulation or studs put in, and I have recently decided that it's time to fix this and make the basement warmer! My problem is that carpet is already laid down in the basement Pictures (the blue foam board in this picture is not...
  15. Interior Decorating
    I Want some tips for make my bed room more beautiful, and how to choose carpets and curtains etc..?
  16. Building & Construction
    I'm building a loft in my son's room. It will be a 'clubhouse', not just a sleeping loft, so it needs to be sturdy for multiple kids. It will have posts going from the loft to the floor. Can I just set the post on the carpet or do I need to cut a hole and go all the way to the slab?
  17. Flooring
    Hi guys! My back room is ceramic tile and my impatient wife decided to have the whole thing carpeted (over the tile). The only problem now is that the door won't open. The door is such that switching it to open outward is not an option. The only way I can see to solve this is to cut out a...
  18. Building & Construction
    I am looking to glue a wooden cabinet to a wall that is carpeted. Yes thats right, carpeted. I am looking for a glue with a strong bond, hoping to hold at least maybe a hundred pounds on it. Before you tell me just to put some nails or screws in to it, keep in mind that behind the carpet on the...
  19. Flooring
    Hi, we have just had carpet installed in three bedrooms and a living room. Before the installation the salesman told us that we should take up the quarter round (quads). In hindsight I wish we had just asked for the carpet to be installed with these in place, because in some places we were left...
  20. Flooring
    What is recommended to do before putting carpet pad down in my basement which is a concrete slab? I was planning on a mold resistant carpet pad on the concrete then something like this on top of the pad...
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