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I would think you would want some kind of barrier...

I would think you would want some kind of barrier to air infiltration.
12-28-07, 06:11 AM
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I think mineral spirits would make a gooey mess...

I think mineral spirits would make a gooey mess of carpet adhesive. You may want to try a 4" razor blade scraper (flooring dept at big box). Many times you can remove the bulk of the residue just...
12-28-07, 05:59 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

If you cut out from a pattern, you have to be...

If you cut out from a pattern, you have to be very careful with your cuts. Because the carpet has to be stretched to install it, the danger is that you will cut to a pattern that is no longer the...
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Posted By erkleboy

Why would you edit my post.

Why would you edit my post.
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Posted By erkleboy

I am having some difficulty understanding some of...

I am having some difficulty understanding some of your comments.

You state that a mill rep will say "it is not a manufacturing related claim" and "it is not our problem". Based on the facts...
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Posted By erkleboy

I like cork floors, they are warm and...

I like cork floors, they are warm and comfortable, however they are a luxury floor and not tough enough for dogs. They are very vulnerable to damage from claws. I think laminate is best for dogs but...
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My guess is that you need to read the warranty a...

My guess is that you need to read the warranty a little closer. I bet that it is warranted (providing you fulfill all of the caveats) only if you do not have excessive water. Who determines what is...
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Posted By erkleboy

Cupping indicates a moisture imbalance. The floor...

Cupping indicates a moisture imbalance. The floor has a higher moisture content at the bottom of the plank. This makes the wood "bigger" than the top layer of wood, causing it to cup. Most likely you...
12-16-07, 12:33 PM
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Posted By erkleboy

Jaz is on the money, I think it is better to coat...

Jaz is on the money, I think it is better to coat the entire floor with an SLC. When you are finished the material drifts off of the high spots and fills the low spots. I generally primed the floor...
12-16-07, 12:27 PM
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Posted By erkleboy

the last thing that you want is a waterproof...

the last thing that you want is a waterproof coating on padding
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My take on this is that if it requires a special...

My take on this is that if it requires a special tool to install and HD cannot supply that tool, I will have my money back, special order or not.

In addition if 1/3 of the wood is uninstallable,...
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Posted By erkleboy

I do not think that rolling with anything less...

I do not think that rolling with anything less than a steamroller will help. The double layer of foam will just compress under weight and will resume shape after the weight is removed.

Look at...
12-13-07, 07:41 PM
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Posted By erkleboy

In the previous post you indicate that it is a...

In the previous post you indicate that it is a blue hue on the floor that may be old paint. It sounds as if there is not much paint on the floor.

If you can take a new single edge razor blade...
12-13-07, 07:27 PM
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Posted By erkleboy

two things I would use synthetic felt...

two things

I would use synthetic felt cushion in this case. It will allow moisture transpiration better than rubber.

It does not matter whether the stairs are done individually or...
12-12-07, 05:33 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

Everyone should have some o' dat around the house!

Everyone should have some o' dat around the house!
12-11-07, 04:20 PM
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Posted By erkleboy

buy a 10$ grout saw and a 55 gallon drum of elbow...

buy a 10$ grout saw and a 55 gallon drum of elbow grease, clean out the grout and regrout it. Good as new.
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Posted By erkleboy

I do think that flooring should be installed...

I do think that flooring should be installed perpendicular to the joists and running the length of the room. These are, most times, one and the same.

Finished flooring is not structural, however...
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Posted By erkleboy

Most of the kits are brand specific. In the big...

Most of the kits are brand specific. In the big picture that cost of a new kit is not very much.
12-09-07, 11:08 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

Sounds as if you are doing all right. Research,...

Sounds as if you are doing all right. Research, compare and get bids from the 2 or 3 companies that you feel most comfortable with. LVT is a product that will last well and give great service.
12-09-07, 11:04 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

One of the biggest reasons is that it offsets the...

One of the biggest reasons is that it offsets the joints in the floor. This limits the movement of these joints making the floor much less likely to break tile or loosen grout joints.
12-09-07, 06:44 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

They are easy and cost effective on flat...

They are easy and cost effective on flat surfaces. They do not bend or conform easily, they would be difficult to install on the stairs.
12-08-07, 05:44 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

The culprit is mop and glo. That is a product...

The culprit is mop and glo. That is a product that leaves a film on the floor (to make it shine). If the floor is not clean to start with, the soil is left in the film. It is very difficult to...
12-08-07, 05:35 AM
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Posted By erkleboy

I don't agree. Bamboo contains moisture, and that...

I don't agree. Bamboo contains moisture, and that % of moisture will change with site conditions. Bamboo will expand with increased moisture content and shrink when it dries out.
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Posted By erkleboy

The wood had a higher moisture content when...

The wood had a higher moisture content when installed than it does now. If it did not shrink until the radiant heat was turned on then that is the culprit. If it shrunk before that, then your house...
12-07-07, 06:25 PM
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Posted By erkleboy

On grade simply means that the bottom of the...

On grade simply means that the bottom of the cement slab is basically setting on ground level.

It may be possible if the floor is flat(it won't be level if it was a sunroom)and the tile is well...
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