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07-25-10, 10:15 AM
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Door Hardware Recommendation Needed

OK, I am tired of looking at an installed HD pre-hung closet door with no door hardware. It's been years and I haven't found any hardware that seems appropriate. Perhaps someone can help point me...
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Wow, kind of a tough one in some ways. First,...

Wow, kind of a tough one in some ways. First, I've seen Mannington and Columbia, sourced from hoskinghardwood.com look very nice. I've heard some sub-par reviews of Bruce due to quality (majority...
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The top layer of engineered flooring is called a...

The top layer of engineered flooring is called a wear layer and is either sawn or peeled, with sawn being thicker. Some wear layers can be sanded and refinished as often as solid flooring. Check...
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Solid Hardwood over Old Subfloor Prep

Lookiing for the correct way to address this.

Situation: original section of house built in 1948. Half inch T&G white pine floors nailed directly to joists, no subflooring, no vapor barrier. ...
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Views: 1,490
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lajones, Here are some other bits and pieces...

lajones,

Here are some other bits and pieces that may help you out, based on my experience. I think all helped contribute to a good final outcome:

1. Good quality product - The milling on the...
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Views: 1,490
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We absolutely love it. Product installed: Owens...

We absolutely love it. Product installed: Owens Plank Flooring, Engineered, 5 inch width, Santos Mahogany. Floated over concrete slab. Note that my original preference would always be for solid,...
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Views: 1,359
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Glenn, Remember that your product choice...

Glenn,

Remember that your product choice will dictate your installation options, or your installation choice will limit your product options. Just research official manufacturers' installation...
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Views: 1,359
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To my knowledge, Owens Plankloc is an...

To my knowledge, Owens Plankloc is an underlayment system, so you would still be faced with the flooring installation method question of click v. glue, depending on product, even if using that.
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The *ONLY* product I used that seems to work...

The *ONLY* product I used that seems to work permanently is something called SCOE10X, available online. Other products work temporarily, but seem to mask the odor rather than eliminate it. And...
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Views: 28,214
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The previous post is correct that the...

The previous post is correct that the professional and best looking approach would be to undercut the stone. That approach will also be the most difficult and very messy. What your husband is...
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Views: 1,536
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Seems like fun: ...

Seems like fun:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2077300_distress-floor.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art
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Views: 1,536
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Distressed and hand scraped flooring lines are...

Distressed and hand scraped flooring lines are now available from many manufacturers. The wider the plank, the less formal the look too. Other distress flooring via abuse with chains, etc. Search...
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Views: 1,093
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marksr comments are right on. My additional 2...

marksr comments are right on. My additional 2 cents: water based is generally more DIY friendly due to the dry time and virtual lack of odor. However, the one water based finished floor I did and...
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Views: 879
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Your chosen direction (along short wall, with the...

Your chosen direction (along short wall, with the direction the light enters and also the direction people look into and enter the room) has an added advantage. Laying the boards that way will...
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Views: 2,336
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You might be able to back into the materials cost...

You might be able to back into the materials cost by telling him you might have access to some great flooring and asking if he would be willing to install that for you. Tell him you found some...
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Views: 2,336
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On our recent job, the contractor terms were as...

On our recent job, the contractor terms were as follows:

50% payment when flooring is delivered to site for acclimation
25% payment when install is completed, before site finishing
25% payment...
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Views: 1,132
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Just for the record everyone, some engineered...

Just for the record everyone, some engineered hardwoods CAN be refinished. Some sawn wear layers (real wood) approach 1/4 inch, providing essentially the same amount of surface that can be...
04-23-08, 06:32 AM
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Views: 5,198
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Agreed, although I'd say our preferences differ...

Agreed, although I'd say our preferences differ rather than our standards. I have many, many contractors who would verify that my standards are higher than theirs! When it comes to doorway...
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Views: 1,132
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Why does good quality engineered have to be...

Why does good quality engineered have to be replaced every 3 years? What brand(s) are you talkng about? Sorry, I find that statement ridiculous, and have multiple data points on my side, all...
04-22-08, 10:09 AM
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Views: 5,198
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2000, So...assuming the threshold isn't...

2000,

So...assuming the threshold isn't going anywhere (a fact for several reasons), it sounds like you're pretty much seconding my approach?

BTW, I do take slight offense to referring to...
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Views: 25,201
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For flooring, an acquaintance did the same and...

For flooring, an acquaintance did the same and did nothing more than run the boards through a planer to achieve a uniform thickness, then hit it with a sealer coat after installation. They elected...
04-22-08, 05:24 AM
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Views: 5,198
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Prehung door install over uneven surfaces

I need to install a prehung solid interior door between 2 rooms that have floors of slightly different heights. The high side is tile, the low side is a hardwood threshold with a rounded profile,...
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Views: 1,316
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As a lifelong woodworker (but admittedly, not a...

As a lifelong woodworker (but admittedly, not a flooring finish guy), IMO, your proposal may not be a complete fix. Yes, it will improve the reflective properties of the final finish a bit, and...
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Views: 9,657
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Our floating engineered floor over a concrete...

Our floating engineered floor over a concrete slab install was completed recently. The flooring is Owens Plank Santos Mahagony, glued together, not click. First of all, it looks amazing. It...
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Views: 5,865
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What are the pros and cons of an "oil" finish?

Before I give the go-ahead to the installer to use an "oil" finish on an engineered floor, I'd be interested to hear the pros and cons of going this route. I realize oil is a more lengthy process...
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