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  1. Flooring
    Is it okay to add 1/4" underlay between 7/8" solid plank subfloor and reclaimed 3/4" solid oak flooring? Or will I have problems nailing down the oak floor with standard 2" cleats, given the extra thickness added by the underlay? The reason I want to add the 1/4" plywood underlay is to raise...
  2. Flooring
    Hi, I'm replacing the tile floor in a (former) laundry closet with engineered flooring to match the rest of the room. It's only 16 sq. ft., concrete slab above grade under the tile. My plan is to remove the existing tile and install the floor. My question is about underlay. What exactly makes...
  3. Flooring
    I've pulled out the last remaining carpet in my home and am going to install laminate. The room has concrete slab (in my basement) and is unheated. It is damp (has no history of flooding), but moisture is something I'm concerned about. I've just had a friend recommend I put down a vapour...
  4. Flooring
    Hi! I'm new here (and new to DIY home improvements) and I'm having an issue with my basement flooring that I desperately need help with! After doing a lot of research we decided to put in SuperSeal in our basement before putting laminate flooring on top. Superseal is like Platon or Delta and...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Ok I am looking to see if anyone out there could help me out..I live in the Tampa Florida area and I am having my roof redone. I was told you get a credit on your home owners insurance if you use peel and stick (like ice and water shield) but does that have to be done on the whole roof or just...
  6. Carpentry
    I have water damaged underlay that runs under an exterior wall. the damaged area is about 2 feet wide. I want to cut this piece out, but am unsure what to use to cut the nails that are through the base plate and how best to support the wall when I do. Any do's and don'ts that come with replacing...
  7. Flooring
    Hi I was wondering what advice any of you might have. I just purchased a flat recently (leasehold and share of freehold), and I want to put wood flooring yet the lease says that I am required to "fully cover and keep covered the floors of the premises with carpet and underlay". I understand...
  8. Flooring
    I've installed engineered flooring throughout my 1930's bungalow. Only the bathroom on the main level has different flooring (.5-in. Travertine). Now, if the .5 inches was all I had to worry about, I'd be fine. My engineered floors are .5-inches thick, so the two rooms would meet up perfectly...
  9. Flooring
    Hello, Please help me cure my ignorance about installing hardwood flooring. I have a few very novice questions. I have carpeting in my living room that I am going to replace with prefinished bamboo flooring. I am choosing my materials and contractor now, and I want to have a complete...
  10. Flooring
    I've am planning to do some renovations to the upstairs portion of our home (built in the 80s). The subfloor seems to be in questionable shape (-lots- of creaks and pops) and we are considering replacing all of it, with the intent of eventually putting hard wood down in most areas and tile in...
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