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Posted By Arkon

I thought the ASTM F1869 standards stated 90 days...

I thought the ASTM F1869 standards stated 90 days minumum but i'm going off memory so i could be wrong. Thanks for the link- good site.
08-31-10, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Arkon

You can make them whatever size you like (within...

You can make them whatever size you like (within reason- if you get too big the acrylic grout won't hold) 1/8" is on the thin side of popular. 3/16" is more standard. You don't find 1/4" requested...
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Posted By Arkon

Where is that standard found? 28 days per 1" ...

Where is that standard found? 28 days per 1" That's the first i've heard of it being stated that way.
08-30-10, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Arkon

I have around 3 -4 years experience with...

I have around 3 -4 years experience with congoleum's DuraCeramic/ DuraStone and Mannington's Adura. Both are products that can be grouted. I've never worked with the home depot brands so cant comment...
08-30-10, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Arkon

I have around 3 -4 years experience with...

I have around 3 -4 years experience with congoleum's DuraCeramic/ DuraStone and Mannington's Adura. Both are products that can be grouted. I've never worked with the home depot brands so cant comment...
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Posted By Arkon

This is how it would be done: You cannot...

This is how it would be done:

You cannot install a 1" solid wood floor directly onto concrete. You have to attach it to a 3/4" plywood or OSB. So if you have the option to pour your own slab this...
06-22-09, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Arkon

I've used bleach and water for years and have...

I've used bleach and water for years and have never once had a call back due to odors. I've also never sealed the concrete with any sort of primer to encapsulate the odor. A strong bleach solution...
06-07-09, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Arkon

It would have been a lot easier to just trim the...

It would have been a lot easier to just trim the bottom of the door. It doesn't look like the carpet was too long if it was a z-bar.
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Posted By Arkon

1: Just read the directions, watch some how to...

1: Just read the directions, watch some how to videos and ask about what you don't understand. Make sure and acclimate the product in living conditions. Buy a quaity laminate and underlayment and...
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Posted By Arkon

You shouldn't be concerned with levelness of the...

You shouldn't be concerned with levelness of the floor but 'flatness.' Is the floor flat enough to not have issues once the laminate is down. To determine this you would take a 6' level and go around...
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Posted By Arkon

A moisture meter is what he is recommending....

A moisture meter is what he is recommending. Lignomat makes a 100$ miniligno that is perfect for your needs. Ebay may have one cheaper.
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Posted By Arkon

Not smart or practical. You have to glue all the...

Not smart or practical. You have to glue all the grooves if you're going to install it floating style. As the wood expands and contracts you will have seperation that will not go back together if you...
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Posted By Arkon

You can do whatever you want but if you want to...

You can do whatever you want but if you want to eliminate possible issues why wouldn't you use a moisture barrier. Especially with 750sqft. Forget warranty, think about the hassle if something were...
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Posted By Arkon

Have a real Independent Inspector come out and...

Have a real Independent Inspector come out and look at the problem. You can find them through NWFA.com I looked at a claim once where the installer says he tested the concrete floor with a meter...
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Posted By Arkon

If you stick the stuff over 2.75 you are pretty...

If you stick the stuff over 2.75 you are pretty safe. Since there are so many things that go into making this type of floor that is not listed on the box, price can serve well as marker for quality....
04-19-09, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Arkon

If binding is not possible you can use a hot glue...

If binding is not possible you can use a hot glue gun to seal the edges and stop unraveling. Buy the hot melt sticks from a carpet supply store. They have some that are stronger than the walmart or...
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Posted By Arkon

The floor weighs quite a bit. Depending on how...

The floor weighs quite a bit. Depending on how big it is it could easily weigh a thousand pounds. The floor is not going to be sliding around from kids if its anything bigger than a 10'x10'.
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Posted By Arkon

The gap needs to be around all 4 sides. Gravity...

The gap needs to be around all 4 sides. Gravity secures the floor in place. In my experience i have never had a floating floor actually float away yet. :) Where your floor meets carpet you will use...
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Posted By Arkon

Most likely you have a moisture problem in your...

Most likely you have a moisture problem in your slab. Could be a leak or there could have had a problem previous to this and it was never tested for.
04-13-09, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Arkon

Overheating a seam is quite possible to prevent.

Overheating a seam is quite possible to prevent.
04-13-09, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Arkon

Who is manufacturing the colortile branded bamboo?

Who is manufacturing the colortile branded bamboo?
04-05-09, 10:24 PM
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Posted By Arkon

Either that or use the Marmoleum floating click...

Either that or use the Marmoleum floating click system. If you know you want sheet goods i would lay a subfloor as suggested.
04-05-09, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Arkon

I haven't tried this for your purposes but in...

I haven't tried this for your purposes but in theory it could work. I use it to correct delamination in backings and that is basically reinforcing the carpet so i think it may translate over. Get the...
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Posted By Arkon

I've had problems with it a couple times. I'll...

I've had problems with it a couple times. I'll leave it there so i can't be accused of bashing. :)
04-03-09, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Arkon

You can tell by feel which cushion is more dense.

You can tell by feel which cushion is more dense.
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