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08-17-08, 04:55 PM
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Questions on Bamboo

I have been on here in the past looking for answers for Bamboo. I found a site (www.findanyfloor.com) that seems to have more info on bamboo than I have found anywhere else. I am thinking of using...
01-22-08, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,166
Posted By mpeterson72

You can use 1/2" but I wouldnt go less than...

You can use 1/2" but I wouldnt go less than that.
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Views: 16,661
Posted By mpeterson72

Dont worry, no reason to put down sheets of...

Dont worry, no reason to put down sheets of plywood. Use a leveling compound such as Ardex. The floor doesnt have to be perfect but it is too far off, the laminate wont lay correctly.

Regarding...
01-22-08, 05:52 PM
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Views: 9,166
Posted By mpeterson72

Standard 3/4" subfloor plywood or OSB(dry, in...

Standard 3/4" subfloor plywood or OSB(dry, in case you live in a state that treats for termites).

Leave the gaps. The reason for them is to prevent squeaking.
01-22-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,210
Posted By mpeterson72

It depends on the extent of the damage. If it...

It depends on the extent of the damage. If it isnt bad, you can sand the cork, apply a stain that is close to a match, and then seal with a polyurethene finish.
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Views: 782
Posted By mpeterson72

I dont know of a tool for blind nailing by hand...

I dont know of a tool for blind nailing by hand and to be honest you would have a difficult time getting all the nails in at the proper angle. Why dont you just rent a stapler or cleat nailer meant...
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Views: 1,175
Posted By mpeterson72

If your place was built to code, it will be fine....

If your place was built to code, it will be fine. That is not a lot of weight per square foot.
01-22-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,166
Posted By mpeterson72

Up to you on the nail down or screw down. We...

Up to you on the nail down or screw down. We always screw down on a sleeper system (the 2" wood strips that you are talking about). In addition, we glue the the plywood down with liquidnails or DAP...
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Views: 20,087
Posted By mpeterson72

Sorry Rachel, he is right, the floor is done....

Sorry Rachel, he is right, the floor is done. Have homeowners?
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Views: 781
Posted By mpeterson72

You might hear different opinions based on skill...

You might hear different opinions based on skill level or knowledge, but it is really your ability to install coupled with personal preference. A couple of important questions, are you floating and...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,076
Posted By mpeterson72

It depends on whether you are talking about...

It depends on whether you are talking about engineered or solid. I am assuming you are talking about engineered.

Depending on the underlayment, quantity, subfloor condition, etc., will dictate if...
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Views: 863
Posted By mpeterson72

If you pop the floor up and remove the plastic...

If you pop the floor up and remove the plastic for a 3 in 1 foam pad; you will cut down on the sliding by quite a bit.
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Views: 1,492
Posted By mpeterson72

Our folks used straps to hold together flooring...

Our folks used straps to hold together flooring that was bowed. The problem with the fluted nails is that they are penetrating any moisture protection and with hardwood that is never recommended.
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Views: 1,492
Posted By mpeterson72

Seems like a lot of work. Why dont they just use...

Seems like a lot of work. Why dont they just use heavy items such as buckets of glue to hold down the hardwood? Dont use buckets of water as it will raise the humidity levels in the room; think he...
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Views: 919
Posted By mpeterson72

In a perfect world you would have at least 1/4"...

In a perfect world you would have at least 1/4" around the entire perimeter. You are correct in that the parallel areas, it is more critical. But this is laminate and not wood and therefore the...
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Views: 1,035
Posted By mpeterson72

So the basement area is directly under the floor...

So the basement area is directly under the floor you are putting in? SO in a sense it is the 2nd floor? If so you dont need the 6mil.
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Views: 9,196
Posted By mpeterson72

The floor would get duller over time not...

The floor would get duller over time not shinnier. Have you buffed the existing floor? If not, then I agree with most in that it has to be the sheen or age of the finish.
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Views: 9,196
Posted By mpeterson72

I would try to buy the same finish in 2 different...

I would try to buy the same finish in 2 different sheens. Then try a test on a small area.
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Views: 1,035
Posted By mpeterson72

Your best bet is to buy the laminate without the...

Your best bet is to buy the laminate without the backing and then buy a good 3 in 1 moisture barrier to go between the subfloor and the lamiante. The backing is more of a marketing ploy than actually...
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Views: 9,196
Posted By mpeterson72

I agree with Marksr, it sounds that you are one...

I agree with Marksr, it sounds that you are one sheen off. Buffing wont solve the problem.
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Views: 1,360
Posted By mpeterson72

I agree, never accept of pay in full for a job...

I agree, never accept of pay in full for a job until you are satisfied. Once the money is paid, you will have a hard time getting anything else done.

Try Bostiks adhesive remover. It is very good...
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By mpeterson72

In that small of a space, the floor doesnt have...

In that small of a space, the floor doesnt have enough weight to "sit" and the problem is exagerated by the plastic that was laid down. Did you use a quarter round or baseboard at the walls to cover...
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Views: 4,856
Posted By mpeterson72

Without seeing your situation, it is hard to...

Without seeing your situation, it is hard to judge the situation. It depends on the difference in heights (floor to door transition, as well as the type of transition that is at the door currently)....
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By mpeterson72

Did you put the flooring straight on the concrete...

Did you put the flooring straight on the concrete or did you use an underlayment such as a 3 in 1 foam?

How big is the space? What thickness laminate did you use?

How smooth was the subfloor?...
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Views: 12,858
Posted By mpeterson72

A product that is as good and is gaining a lot of...

A product that is as good and is gaining a lot of momentum is;

http://www.protectowrap.com/products/flooring.php

Look at the wispermat HW. You will be glad you made the investment.
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