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12-09-12, 07:13 PM
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Life is a beach and you should have stuck it out...

Life is a beach and you should have stuck it out in the bad weather to get it wiped down and buffed off.

Haze is one of the hardest things to remove. Especially glazed tiles that will scratch...
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Views: 2,296

You are better off, buying new laminate. The...

You are better off, buying new laminate.

The dull look you will certainly be left with, will bug you.
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The Shaw flooring with the HDF core, is holding...

The Shaw flooring with the HDF core, is holding up better than I ever expected.
You do need to acclimate it good to the interiors ambient conditions.

The distressed and handscraped look is very...
07-02-12, 07:41 PM
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Buy a framing square and use it as a straight...

Buy a framing square and use it as a straight edge to cut against for a good looking cut.
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Views: 2,707

You place the heating pad over the undercusion. ...

You place the heating pad over the undercusion.

Warmtouch® Radiant in Wood Floor Heating Mats are made of 3/32" and 5/64" thick PA cable jacketing, white textile and an aluminum foil backing for...
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Views: 3,446

You should not need to plane or remill a thing,...

You should not need to plane or remill a thing, unless you damaged the edges upon removal. Maybe hit the edges with sand paper if it is a beveled edge.

Install it and sand it down to bare wood. ...
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It will always be soft. Oil based poly is...

It will always be soft.

Oil based poly is not to be applied in thick coats as waterbased is.

That and the thicker coat, being recoated before it had time to off-gas.
06-25-12, 09:32 PM
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You used the moisture barrier... With the...

You used the moisture barrier... With the correct trowel.
You had a Calcium Chloride test done... But no test results for the 3 tests that should have been done per 1000 sq.ft.

Concrete has the...
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A custom milled(made) endcap, butted up to the...

A custom milled(made) endcap, butted up to the tiles and tapering into a reducer to the wood.
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If this was notice immediately, it is most likely...

If this was notice immediately, it is most likely a high / low area. I know, looks can be deceiving when talking flat 1/8" in 6 feet.

If it took weeks and then developed, the floor expanded and...
05-25-12, 04:30 PM
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Skimcoat the surface of the existing textured...

Skimcoat the surface of the existing textured vinyl tiles, with Ardex Feather finish, or Mapei PlaniPatch, using a flat trowel. 2 coats at a minimum. As the patch sets up and dehydrates, is shrinks,...
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Plywood over basement concrete, is a real bad...

Plywood over basement concrete, is a real bad idea!!!

I see dew point & dry rot written all over that.

Poking 100's of holes in a moisture barrier is a real bright idea! Think about that, for...
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If you are going to do the staircase leading up...

If you are going to do the staircase leading up to your installation area, you better do the staircase first, so the top step up into the 2nd floor is square and the starting place for the start of...
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No expansion on the sides. Wood shrinks and...

No expansion on the sides. Wood shrinks and swells across the widths. But you have such a small area on the step, there will be very minimal expansion unless you have very big humidity swings for...
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Views: 12,384

5% if it is narrow. 7½% if it is medium width...

5% if it is narrow.
7½% if it is medium width 5-7" wide
10% if it is ultra-wide 10-12" wide

The bigger the layout you can back off the waste, too.
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Views: 3,649

I use to be the mod of all the flooring forums...

I use to be the mod of all the flooring forums here.

Too busy and lack of participation and they pulled it.:coffee:
01-01-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,912

Use Schluter Kerdi as an anti fracture membrane. ...

Use Schluter Kerdi as an anti fracture membrane.

It is installed using thinset, not an acrylic adhesive, that moisture effects.
01-01-12, 08:40 PM
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Views: 11,047

$9 Harbor Freight: Angle grinder $6 Harbor...

$9 Harbor Freight: Angle grinder
$6 Harbor Freight: 3 pack of 4" dry cut diamond blades.
01-01-12, 08:33 PM
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Cut the carpet into strips. Jackrabbit...

Cut the carpet into strips.


Jackrabbit carpet puller!
01-01-12, 08:17 PM
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Views: 10,022

If the rough framing on the tread, does not...

If the rough framing on the tread, does not protrude passed and overhang the riser, you cannot cap and band the steps.

Waterfall would be the only option, unless you added a bullnosing to the...
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Remove. I didn't read where you said there...

Remove.

I didn't read where you said there was a complete layer of underlayment. I thought it was just tiles.



Wait, you are over concrete???
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Views: 3,649

If they already put down oil, your stain isn't...

If they already put down oil, your stain isn't going to do a thing but mess everything up.


Your 220 grit isn't going to sand all the 3 coats of finish OFF, to get to bare wood, so you can stain.
12-18-11, 05:38 PM
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Views: 1,265

Your bucket of mastic should have a trowel...

Your bucket of mastic should have a trowel recommendation on the side.

Usually a 5/16 x 5/16 V notch

Cut the tiles that hang out with a diamond blade.
12-18-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170

What's your address? I'll be over after I book a...

What's your address? I'll be over after I book a flight, to give you an estimate of what my time is worth.


Seriously,

I cannot see the job to give you a price that I personally would charge...
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