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  1. Flooring
    Hi, I am new to this site, so I'm not sure exactly how it all works. I want to install tile flooring in my kitchen. The subfloor has 1/2 inch plywood and I tore off all the particle board that was above it. I bought 1/4" plywood and 1/2 inch backer board to put down. We cut all the plywood...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hey guys, About to install some laminate flooring in my living room. As you can see by the attached photo I have a high spot at a floor joist when the wood subfloor panels come together. I know one option is to belt sand but I'm not sure if that'll work on this one. Any other quick fixes or...
  3. Flooring
    Help! I'm remodeling my upstairs bathroom and wrongly decided that it would be easier to level the sub floor than mess with using mortar to level the tub. I compounded my error by deciding to cut out a section of the sub floor that needed to be level, thinking that I could install a new section...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I just started a tile project in my kitchen and missed a step. First, let me tell you what I've done. 1.) ripped out old flooring to slat sub-floor (house built in 1958 so has diagonal slats as base sub-floor) 2.) Installed 19/32 plywood by screwing down in 6"x6" squared pattern. 3.) Stapled...
  5. Flooring
    My husband and I are remodeling an old home. We removed several layers of rotted out subflooring in the kitchen only to find the floor joists are questionable. They are 2x6s spaced 18" apart. We planned on plywood, backer board, and tile but after seeing this we don't think it can support all...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Replacing existing 12x12 porcelain tiles with 12x12 marble. Was expecting to use cement board under the marble but after ripping off the old tile, I discovered that the tile had been layed on top of an old brick tiled floor. Now this is an old San Francisco building. And if I rip out the brick...
  7. Plumbing
    Hi I am renovating a bathroom. I just removed the old floor tile to find that the sublfoor is in 2 parts. 1 part 1/2 inch particle board and the other half is self levelling cement. The toilet flange is screwed into the self levelling cement. I have removed a lot of the cement around it. The...
  8. Flooring
    Sorry for the long intro! Am I being unreasonable or am I getting screwed? Engineered hardwood flooring disaster. After looking for a long time, my wife and I finally decided to buy our new flooring from a long established flooring place in a small community close to us. We prefer getting...
  9. Flooring
    I have a room in my house that is 1/8" off from the rest of the house. I would like to get 1/8" plywood and add it to my existing sub-floor to even out the floors across the house. What I would like to know is how would I go about this? Should I just use a nailer to secure the second layer to my...
  10. Building & Construction
    So I bought some metal tooth bridging for my floor joists for only $.89 and was thinking about replacing all my wood cross bridging with them as I have to remove the current bridging to lay drywall against the subfloor for sound proofing reasons. My question is how well these metal tooth bars...
  11. Flooring
    Looking for some advice. I just finished ripping out my old floor down to the joists (16" OC). I want to install tile floor and the old subfloor was sub-standard. I am thinking 3/4 Advantech (or should I use 3/4 inch T&G ply?) as a subfloor, then a 1/4 inch hardibacker board. Is this okay?
  12. Remodeling
    Hi, My kitchen floor is on a slant. The flooring slopes about 2 inches from one side of the kitchen to the other as does the ceiling. The house is over a hundred years ago so my guess is the foundation sunk some. I've had my house inspected and they said that it wasn't anything structurally we...
  13. Building & Construction
    Originally, we were planning on pouring an approximately 2" thick concrete slab on the main floor of our house to run our in-floor heat through as well as gain some passive solar heat. We were going to finish the floor by polishing it to a nice shine. The quotes have came back and it's becoming...
  14. Flooring
    Hi! I just brought a 60 years old house which I want to put a new floating bamboo floor. The house has old 9x9 parquet hardwood floor glue over concrete slab sub floor. Since my budget is limited, I'm try to float the new bamboo over the old wood flooring without removing the old floor...
  15. Flooring
    Hi, long time reader, first time poster. I removed carpet from a condo and found underneath a wood floor that is 9mm thick, tongue and groove squares. Underneath that is a concrete sub-floor that I cannot nail or screw into (condo rules). The wood floor is glued to the concrete floor, though in...
  16. Flooring
    My house is over 40 years old. We live in Upstate NY and have a full, unfinished basement. About 10 years ago, we remodeled our kitchen, and a couple of years later, our hardwood floor in our family room (off the kitchen) began to buckle in the summer. It returns to normal in the winter. On...
  17. Flooring
    Tiling Bathroom (just a bit over 4x8 total space) & Entryway (just a bit over 4x10 w/ small closet). The tiles are 12x12 glazed porcelain for entryway and 6x6 porcelain for the bathroom. Joists are 2x10, 16 OC. Subfloor in the entry way is 1x12 planks laid perpendicular to the joists and...
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