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  1. 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!
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi there, I'm tiling a bathroom and using Hardibacker 1/4" CBU on ply sub floor and was wondering what Notch trowel I should use. does it matter? I have Mapei Ready to use premium mortar. (this should be ok for both sides yes?) one more question. I have a low spot that 1/4" at the deepest...
  3. Flooring
    Hi everyone, I have a house built in the 60s here in Southern California San Fernando Valley. Temperature can get over 110 F some days. The house is raised foundation with wood floors installed over planks, see photo, in the bedrooms. Rest of the house has tiles installed over the same wood...
  4. Flooring
    Hello I am new here and did a quick search of this forum, but could not find anything to answer my questions. I am wanting to know if a plywood floating subfloor should feel firm or spongy? I have a 12'x10' room that feels pretty solid but the 6'6"x7' closet seems to bounce. The subfloor is two...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am replacing the flooring in my home office with Trafficmaster Allure Tiles. I've removed the old carpet, pad, tack strips, staples and tacks from the plywood subfloor. The surface of the plywood is dented, rough, and uneven. Also, some of the edges of the 4x8 sheets were "raised" (or...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello there - been "lurking" for weeks but thought I would make my first post now I'm working on my first home, and I have an enclosed (but not insulated!) back porch approximately 8' x 20' that I want to tile with some slate tiles. Currently the sub-floor is 3/4" plywood (new) over the older...
  7. Flooring
    Hi- I am a homeowner with very little knowledge of sub-floor options for my new basement project. I want to install Pergo flooring ... but my concrete floor is very uneven. What is the best available option to level the concrete floor before laying the engineered wood flooring .. My basement...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi all! I recently bought a 12x16 Action storage building. I've put up some pictures on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/with/7540294746/#photo_7540294746 It's got picture of everything outside, inside and under. I can pretty much figure out the drywall and insulation...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Our toilet tank leaked so we replaced it. We had to tear out the 40 year old carpet (I know, ick) and the underlayment particle board. We are left with the plywood sub floor. One spot, out in the middle, where no water was standing, is a spot that feels bouncy and super dry and appears to be...
  10. Flooring
    I need to raise a concrete entryway floor to bring it close to even with my kitchen floor, and then I need to put sheet vinyl on both floors. There is a 1 1/2 inch difference in height between the two floors, and the cement entryway has radiant heat water tubes embedded in it, so nailing is not...
  11. Flooring
    Need a little guidance here....have a concrete slab that was carpeted, mrs. decided she wants wood floor. So carpet is gone, concrete floor is sound, and moisture free. Due to transitions between two other rooms (one is 3/4" hardwood over 1/2" plywood over concrete slab, the other is kitchen...
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