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  1. Flooring
    Posted just now Help. I’ve just moved into a new property and due to the age (only 5 years old) they have fit their camber flooring with glue not nails/screws. They floor boards squeak and I need to know where the joists are! I have been told a stud finder will work but I don’t see how it could...
  2. Flooring
    I recently purchased a home that has nice vinyl in the living room that I want to continue into the kitchen (kitchen has old ugly linoleum). I can't find the match with the local stores and trying to do it online is too sketchy. I was thinking about tearing up a piece to see if there is a model...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello, So I was going to hire this job out, but after seeing the site, providing me a price, and accepting a start date, the guy is ghosting me and I don't think they are going to show. Unfortunately, due to the above I have already prepped the project, and am sort of committed to it getting...
  4. Painting
    First off, I am in no way a professional painter. I have a room where I suspected the tiles contained asbestos. It was suggested to me by will remain anonymous that I should cover the tile with an oil based primer (I used zinsser cover Stain) before putting down new flooring (LVP). I ventilated...
  5. Flooring
    I removed thick laminate flooring which was flush with the grey mdf trim and covered this 1” drywall gap. I’m placing a 1/4” vinyl flooring and I’m not sure what I should do to solve all the following problems: 1)cover the gap. 2) flush with the mdf trim. 3) creates a nice transition from the...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I pulled up a vinyl floor that was put down over concrete (bathroom) and I am replacing it with porcelain tile. I have a couple questions if anyone would like to chime in. 1. Is it necessary to put down a moisture barrier of some kind? Also I have some sort of residue on the cement (see...
  7. Flooring
    Can I install stick and peel tiles ( purchased from wallpop) on top of epoxy flooring ?
  8. Flooring
    Hello. I am renovating my 1915 house and am about to replace the floors. There was a 1/4 inch oak floor that had long lost its finish and as I ripped that out, the subfloor had been stained by who knows how many years of pets. It is a wood plank subfloor that runs diagonal to the joists...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I’m turning a garage into a workshop. I plan to cover the concrete floor to cushion my old bones and joints. I’ll lay furring strips in one direction only, so air can circulate. I won’t fasten the furring strip to the concrete. I’ll screw 3/4” t &g plywood to the strips. My question is, should...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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!
  13. 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...
  14. 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 .
  15. 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...
  16. 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"...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
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