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  1. Building & Construction
    Hey, guys. We've relocated our washer and dryer and we're building a small (7 feet by 6 feet) office where they used to be. The floor is painted concrete (the house is about 40 years old) with a drain in the middle and as much as a 1" slope from the walls to the drain. I'd like to cover over...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    When we bought our house the kitchen had a low-grade floating floor...so low grade that it was starting to shift and show gaps within our first year of living here. We decided to replace the floor but when we pulled up the floating floor the linoleum that is underneath is extremely...
  3. Flooring
    My 3-year old son is allergic to dust mites, and our carpet is dirty and old. Therefore, my husband and I decided to change the carpet in bedrooms to engineered wood floor (we live in Florida and were told that solid wood is not an option in Florida). We purchased the floor and installation...
  4. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I am new to pretty much everything DIY but am trying to learn so that I can fix up/repair/renovate my house myself. Any help is greatly appreciated. I am attempting to tile my kitchen floor but am running into some problems. First, the kitchen floor had a hump running down the joist in...
  5. Flooring
    Hi all, My name is Tom. I am new here. I am in process of flooring an adjoining half bath and laundry room. I will be putting in 13 x 13 ceramic tile when all is said and done. My predicament lies in the unlevel floor in the laundry room. The bottom of the floor is not exposed as it was...
  6. Flooring
    I've been redoing a 100+ yr old house in a sweet mountain town in Montana. It's been a challange for this old lady, but it's progressing nicely. Newest problem - uneven kitchen floor (kitchen, breakfast, laundry and back entry). The good guy I've hired to lay the floor did his best to even it up...
  7. Carpentry
    I am working in a furniture store where two french doors (9'high by 4' wide) have been installed for a display on a very uneven and sloping floor (from east to west the floor loses 3.5" over 12.5' and dips 3/4" in the middle). One of the frames is approx 1/2" from vertical and the other is about...
  8. Carpentry
    The floors in my (rented) townhouse are going seriously fun house on me. I have to brace and shim everything due to severe slant of the floors away from the wall, I'm talking a good three inch gap on a six foot tall cabinet. But now it seems like parts of the floors are dipping and buckling...
  9. Flooring
    I am now working on tiling an add on room with a concrete floor that adjoins the kitchen with an 8 ft wide opening. I have already removed the carpeting and cleaned all the glue from the cement floor, making the wood kitchen floor with CBU and ceramic tile approximately one inch higher than the...
  10. Flooring
    Sorry this is long- I have been working on my daughter's bedroom. It is a back bedroom and we have had problems with flooding in this house. It seems like our house is lower than my nieghbors so when it floods everyones runoff comes to my backyard. My daughter's room is at the back of the...
  11. Flooring
    Hi all, I want to cover my basement floor. I though that the way to go is ceramic/porcelain because I tought it would not be so expensive and dificult to cut as natural stone, and because the are good with heated floors. However, I was told by the specialists I consulted that I have to level the...
  12. Flooring
    I have about 550sq ft of basement flooring to re-do; It was originally done in a slate tile but I had to rip up a decent portion of it due to the pipes shifting - so had to replace a decent amount of it. Now I need to re-finish the floor. The issue is its up to 1.5" uneven from the walls to the...
  13. Carpentry
    i'm planning on installing an 18"x80" closet door, with an r/o of 20"x82". the floors are less than level here, and in fact within the proposed opening, drops 3/4". here's my question: is it better to measure for the header from the higher side of the opening and deal with the gap, or should i...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am remodeling an older bathroom with a concrete slab floor, I tore out the old shower stall to find that the floor is already really sloped towards the floor drain (and it isn't a smooth even slope), The floor drain is also not in the center. I'm wondering what I need to do to fix this so I...
  15. Building & Construction
    My basement floor is very uneven -- the centre is as much as 6" higher than the outside. It was recommended that I use concrete poured in on top of the existing (cracked) slab. Is this the best bet? Will I have to do more than one pour? Would sleepers be an option? (With sleepers I could...
  16. Flooring
    Hello Masters- I just rented loft space and the floor is pretty uneven. It is an old wood floor. I was curious if anyone had any advice for me to help remedy this situation. Being that it is a rental, there is only so much I can do the actual structure. Thanks!
  17. Flooring
    We are looking at tiling our bathroom... However, our house is a pier and beam construction, and around 60 yrs old. Needless to say, the floor is not flawless. It currently has linoleum "tiles" that are worn out (some have slipped and some are coming up due to water damage, which is being...
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