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  1. Flooring
    Hello all, Looking for some advice on dealing with the transition between the OSB subfloor and the concrete foundation edge of a room. I will be installing underlayment and 7.5" wide Pergo laminate flooring throughout the room on the OSB subfloor. The subfloor is level and well built...
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am remodeling a basement kitchenette (first time floor tiling, so I appreciate any tips!). The existing floor is laminate glued directly to the concrete floor, so the new section of tile will need a backing board, raising the height. My worry is that I will be constantly stubbing my toe when...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am going to be removing the existing tile in my laundry room (concrete slab) and replacing it with something a little more modern/on trend. Later down the line i will be removing all of the tile in the rest of my house and replacing with hardwood or laminate. So for the meantime, I need the...
  4. HVAC
    Hoping someone can help. Current furnace is sitting on top of 17.5 in box plenum. The furnace is old and undersized. The a/c coil is newer and is 21 inch. Looking to purchase 21 in furnace. Newer furnace is shorter by about 6 in. Can I use the existing 17.5 in box stand and build a transition...
  5. Flooring
    Hi all. I am installing unfinished 3/8 Oak. I have a two part question: First: We have removed a wall between kitchen and dining room and plan on extending the current Oak into the kitchen area. The new floor will be perpendicular to the current Oak and as per the picture, I have cut the...
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    HI Guys - i'm trying to deal with the transition between drywall and travertine for a bathroom project i'm doing. I can't seem to locate bullnose to deal with the thickness difference and need some suggestions to address. I have included a picture to show exactly what i'm talking about - the...
  7. Flooring
    I appreciate your advice, I'm a novice, and I'm renovating my bathroom. I'm prepping the subfloor before I lay down tile. Joists are 2" x 8" and 16" or less on center, except on a 3' section of one joist where it is 17" on center. A couple of sections of the joists were sistered from under the...
  8. Flooring
    Hello!! My husband and I are new to DIYing our 1947 cape cod style house. But, for the first time, we've hit a "wall". We pulled up the carpet in our dining room and are refinishing yet another section of hardwood maple flooring. These floors are beautiful. Seamless transition from one room to...
  9. Flooring
    Hello - I've read through many entries trying to find a solution for my specific problem. None seem to answer my issue completely. Here are the basics: Installing bamboo solid hardwood (9/16" x 5-1/8") on concrete floor Installing on top of easy float underlayment One stretch of 13' has a...
  10. Flooring
    Hello! I'm new here. We did a " walk-through" on our brand new house yesterday and we re scheduled to settle next Wednesday. We have carpet in the family room and hardwood in the kitchen. We stepped on painful tack strips where the carpet and hardwood meet. We also felt some on the stairs and by...
  11. Flooring
    I'm stumped. We're so close to deciding to go with Allure flooring over our old tile throughout the front of the house. Our tile is cracked and just hideous after 12 years. But the expense and ordeal of busting it up is just WAY more than I can handle now - or any time soon. We are tempted to...
  12. Flooring
    Hey guys... s'been a long time since I've been on here. Anyway.. I'm installing several rooms of laminate flooring for a friend and am trying to figure out how to keep it all contiguous. It's a small house and I'm doing 2 bedrooms, a livingroom, and a hallway... oh.. and a couple small...
  13. Flooring
    Getting ready to lay tile in my kitchen this weekend, and I have a couple questions. 1. I am going to tile around my island in the kitchen, how should I do the transition? Should I leave a gap between the tile and the island wall, and then use quarter round to cover the gap? Or should I cut the...
  14. Flooring
    Hi, I've recently hired someone to lay down some laminate floors. But they had done a horrible job which I am trying to fit myself - can't trust the guy anymore. My question is what I should do with quarter rounds around door casing. I understand that i should cut 22 1/2 or 45 degree right...
  15. Flooring
    And the questions are piling up! :laughing: Getting near my weekend install of hardwood in my living room, around the entryway involving a landing and down the hallway where the wood will meet three bedrooms which will have carpet and one bathroom which currently has tile. (assuming tile and...
  16. Flooring
    Hi, I'm thinking of installing engineered hardwood on a floor in my house. Essentially, what I have is an approx 10ft long hallway. At each end of the hallway is a bedroom. See the attached layout for more detail. Basically, I'd like to put a transition under each bedroom door. The planks run...
  17. Electrical
    I am in the process of renovating a room in Albany, NY, and have exposed the studs in order to add insulation and re-do the old wiring. I plan on using NM (Romex) wire, and plan on running the NM down a plumbing chase to the basement, and then run to the electrical panel. Does the NM have to...
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