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Posted in thread: Floor Removal Nightmare on 11-16-2016 at 08:18 AM
Perhaps you could use the leveling compound like others suggested then build a floor on top
with 2x4's laid flat and OSB.I have seen that tried and it ALWAYS fails.
Posted in thread: Floor Removal Nightmare on 11-16-2016 at 08:16 AM
Perhaps cementitious backer board could be glued down, I don't really know as tile is not one
of my best subjects. Head over to the John Bridge Tile forum and ask there- those folks live
and breathe t...
Posted in thread: Saving on Carpet? on 09-10-2016 at 08:12 PM
8 lb rebond 1/2" pad would be your best option. Don't let them sell you 3/8 foam pad.. It will
flatten out in a year or so and feel like you are walking on the wood. I don't think anyone
uses rubber p...
Posted in thread: How to get vinyl tiles to reach the wall? on 09-02-2016 at 07:09 PM
You cover the gap with 1/4 round or shoe moulding. If the tile is glued down you don't need a
gap, if it is a free floating interlocking laminate tile you need room for the floor to expand
Posted in thread: Installing hardwood over laminate (solved) on 08-07-2016 at 12:12 PM
You do realize that when you installing one floating floor over another floating floor, you
have no warranty at all? As a flooring installer, I would get sued and lose if I did that. It
will fail even...
Posted in thread: Laminate flooring 3 inch gaps help! on 07-06-2016 at 03:48 PM
The laminate was installed wrong. It should have started closer to the carpet. An the door
casings should have been undercut.
Posted in thread: Finishing a basement - Flooring options? on 06-28-2016 at 06:41 PM
The bad part of the plastic is that any moisture will grow mold under it.
Posted in thread: Replacing single linoleum tiles on 06-10-2016 at 12:03 PM
I am ex Navy. Our pipes were covered in asbestos insulation. I never removed them.Having said
that, there amount of scraping I am doing is minimal. Part of a tile here and there.I will wear
gloves. I ...
Posted in thread: Replacing single linoleum tiles on 06-10-2016 at 07:51 AM
I was talking with one of the guys at the local hardware store.Only commercial buildings would
have used them. Here, about the 60s is when they outlawed them for residential use.Go check. I
Posted in thread: Replacing single linoleum tiles on 06-09-2016 at 11:58 AM
samfloor, regardless, the asbestos "problem" in floor tiles is greatly overblown. If you don't
grind or sand the tiles the chance of inhaling the fibers is about zero. Asbestos pipe
insulation and asb...