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  1. Flooring
    Does anyone have any experience with the Smartcore vinyl plank flooring that is sold by Lowe's, that can comment on long term results with it? From the reviews I've read, the product itself seems to be of very good quality and durability, but many have complained about issues with...
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Greetings and Happy Holidays all, I just wrapped up laying 1/4" Durock over a 3/4 subfloor in my entry. Thinset, 1/8 gaps, screws every 8". My seams have all come out level and smooth thankfully. I'm taping and putting a skim coat on tomorrow. I'm doing about 130 sqft in 6x24 tile in a...
  3. Flooring
    Hello, probably a stupid question, but can anyone tell by these photos if I'm looking at hardwood underneath my carpet or just some kind of plywood base flooring? I think it's probably just plywood, but a girl can dream!
  4. Flooring
    i pulled up my carpet in an upstairs hallway to find a pine or maybe oak bull nose at the top stair and well as my balusters sitting on a bull nose--do i need to totally remove the bull nose at the top stair and can i leave the bull nose the balusters are sitting on and just do a transition...
  5. Flooring
    Hi all, I've just moved into a new flat and discovered original parquet flooring underneath the existing.There appears to be some adhesive left behind (see attached photo) and I was hoping to get some advice on how to remove it. Any pointers would be amazing. Thanks .
  6. Remodeling
    We are renovating our 1890 farmhouse and adding an extension to it. In this extension will be a new stand up shower for which we have bought some 12 x 12 marble tiles. The beginning of the project will be on a wood floor, but we just need to know the steps for making the right foundation and...
  7. Flooring
    i've got a lot of southern pine flooring in my house, the boards have many coats of varnish and a deep yellow color. they have a lot of damage such as oil paint ala Jackson Pollock (previous owner was an artist), embedded dirt, scratches and the occasional deep gouge. i'd rather "spot clean"...
  8. Flooring
    Hi, I've pretty heavily researched this topic but I am looking for other suggestions! I will be installing floating, bamboo flooring in our kitchen/dinning room. Our home does not have a basement and is a concrete slab. My thought process forward is as follows: (1) give the lumber and...
  9. Flooring
    So, I've seen all these videos of people using paper bags or brown paper as flooring and I was wondering if cardboard could be used in the same way.
  10. Flooring
    Hello - My grandmother has some old, small mosaic tiles in her bathroom. Think 1/2" from 1955. She asked me this weekend if she could put peel and stick over it, and I told her that she most likely could, though it may not be ideal. After reading over the forums (and using some common...
  11. Flooring
    >Old ass house >Single story >Floor started sinking a year ago >Floor sinking lengthwise with planks >Approx. 1' * 6" sink pattern >Tongue and groove planks >No visible nails >Appears to be on top of 1/4" green rubber padding >Padding on top of concrete >Low budget >Novice >What do?
  12. Flooring
    I'm in the middle of replacing carpet and old parquet flooring with new wood laminate. The project was going well until I ran into a spot in the room where sliding doors and a wall had been installed between two areas of the room. The walls were built directly on the parquet floor and are...
  13. Flooring
    I need help to understand on flooring insulation. I am ready to install a new solid hardwood floor over subfloor over crawl space cover with plywood. Even though I do have insulation under my subfloor/crawl space, I like to put an extra insulation layer between the plywood and the hardwood...
  14. Flooring
    I am renovating an old Arts and Craftsman home. The front porch has a worn wood floor, and I am wondering what I could put on the surface -- besides paint -- that would refresh it and make it non-slip during rainy weather. The person I am selling the house to is in his seventies, and I would...
  15. Flooring
    I am trying to remove the vinyl flooring in our kitchen. Once started we quickly learned there are multiple layers and possible cement patching. Some areas are almost 1/4" thick. THe bottom layer is almost tar-like. My husband and i used hammer and chisel and cleared about 4 square feet in 2...
  16. Flooring
    I'm in a bad predicament here. I'm attempting to remove 12 x 12" porcelain tiles from a wooden subfloor. The subfloor itself is 3/4" ply that is probably screwed to the joists. On top of that is a 7/16" plywood that is glued to the subfloor(or is part of it). The tiles are glued to the plywood...
  17. Flooring
    We hired a local reputable company to install duraceramic tile in a floating fashion over our existing hardwood in our home. We chose, upon the advice of the dealer, the floating installation so as not to destroy the hardwood underneath because we wanted to have the ability to someday pull...
  18. Flooring
    I'm pulling up the underlayment from my kitchen to reveal hardwood floors. I want to keep the hardwood floors. I need to remove the THOUSANDS of thin underalyment staples that are covering the floor. I tried using a little screwdriver and pliers and prying/pulling them, but it hurts the hardwood...
  19. Flooring
    I went to Topps Tiles today and got some good tiles for the bathroom but then used the under floor heating demo and ending up buying at for £300. Is it really worth it? Does it cost alot to install and is it potentially dangerous? :eek: Danni and Adrian :thumbup:
  20. Flooring
    Hello! Thanks in advance to anyone with time to help! I just wanna do it right the first time! So i'm redoing a small bathroom's walls and floors, already had the plumbing redone. The pictures here are of cracks, holes, and over 1" gaps on some walls between the concrete and studs. I've...
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