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  1. Flooring
    I'd like to install vinyl/linoleum tiles (or lvp planks) in the kitchen of a rental I have. (Approx 13 sq feet) I had some samples from Home Depot - Trafficmaster self-stick. I was not happy with quality -- I scuffed it easily with running sneakers. I need the vinyl/linoleum to look decent for...
  2. Flooring
    I'm sure I'm beating a dead horse here, so to speak, by asking how far I should strip down the floor to lay tile. I've got a 100 year old house and I'm ripping up the linoleum floor in the kitchen to lay new 6x6 ceramic tiles down. The existing floor ~1" barn boards, covered with 3/4inch maple...
  3. Flooring
    I have a small rental. I needed to replace the linoleum in the kitchen. I was talked into a fairly expensive "floating linoleum that is not glued down or attached to the floor. I was told it is indestructible. The first time I tried to move the refrigerator, it tore the begolly out of the...
  4. Flooring
    Our house was built in 2005. I am trying to replace linoleum in the entry way and install tile. I have my hardiebacker boards cut and ready to go. My current floor consists of 5/8" floor board-1/4" plywood and then linoleum. Everything I read is telling me to pull out the 1/4" plywood. I can't...
  5. Remodeling
    Hello! So, I recently rented an apartment in NY - saw the place, loved the old wood floors, signed the lease. Then I get a call from the broker not one week later and he's in a panic. The landlord has replaced the living room wood floor with 24x24 White Carrara Marble tiles. We have...
  6. Flooring
    Hey all, I'm redoing my kitchen floor and planning to put down ceramic tiles. After some reading it seemed clear that I need to remove the old tiles and put down 1/4" backerboard. The problem is that the old linoleum tiles seem to be held down with tar. My big tile removing shovel...
  7. Flooring
    Hi, We just purchased an old house and pulled up the carpet to find a piece of linoleum that looks like an asian rug still in tact under the carpet. There were newspapers under the linoleum 'rug' from the mid 30's. The backing of the linoleum is charcoal or black in color. It was not a stick on...
  8. Flooring
    i wanna put linoleum on my OSB subfloor in the washer/dryer alcove. was wondering how to do it and if i can just simply glue it to the subfloor. thanks
  9. Flooring
    Over 25 years ago, we had berber carpet installed over a nice linoleum floor. The carpet was glued. I am wondering if the carpet can be removed? How hard will it be to remove it? And more importantly, what are the chances that the linoleum floor would still be nice after removing the carpet...
  10. Building & Construction
    The cement balcony in our apartment is leaking water onto the apartment below when it rains. This will be the second time our landlord has had to repair it in just a few months - the first time all they did was cover the cracked surface area with a thin layer of cement, which didn't work at...
  11. Flooring
    Hi I have a big mess on my hands - hope someone here can help. This is an old 1930's house, but the room I refer to must have been done more recently...maybe the 60's...? I have what must have been a carport or garage at one point. The original owners enclosed it and put down some sort of...
  12. Flooring
    My wife and I would like to tile our kitchen but I'm looking for some advice. We would like it if we could just prep the linoleum and tile over it but we don't want a large transition from the hall floor into the kitchen. Currently there is a 1/4" rise from the kitchen onto the hardwood in...
  13. Flooring
    The asbestos backing in the vinyl that covers 300+ sqf of our home tested positive for 44% asbestos! The vinyl covers our kitchen, dining area, and goes from our kitchen to the front door of the living room (covering a portion of the hardwood floor in the living room). There are some slightly...
  14. Flooring
    Is it possible to lay porcelain tile (1' block with smaller tiles and a mesh backing) directly over old almost plastic looking tiles?
  15. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm a little new to this posting so here goes. I currently have lino in the kitchen and it is pealing up on the edges. From what I've read this seems to be the logical thing to do. However through my reading I've found out there is generally and underlayment over the sub-floor. Not true in my...
  16. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I have what I hope is an easy problem to fix. Pics are Here. Bought house 3 years ago, the bathroom was an addition in 1994. Plastic shower pan with glue-on wall panels, and linoleum on the floor. The shower enclosure sealer/adhesive at the shower pan has leaked some, and has caused baseboard...
  17. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, I've been reading previous posts and am now ready to ask my own questions. I understand from cclarlisle in a previous post that there are four acceptable methods of tile installation: (a) with thinset, on two layers of 5/8" plywood, or (b) with thinset, on one layer of 5/8" plywood and...
  18. Flooring
    Good morning, HELP!! I just ripped up the linoleum in my upstairs bathroom, wanting to replace it with "Tivoli Tile", self stick vinyl tiles. The first layer of linoleum came up with no problem; now there is a paper-like layer that I am not sure whether to scrape up or not. Is it the backing of...
  19. Flooring
    My wife and I are moving into a rented apartment with all carpeted floors. We'd like to cover a section of the carpet, maybe 600sf, with an easier-to-clean floor. (We have yet to find a professional cleaning surface capable of removing pet fur or fingerpaint.) Our goal is to do this so it...
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