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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...
Posted in thread: Replacing single linoleum tiles on 06-08-2016 at 07:45 PM
They could still make them today if they wanted. They were banned in 1989, but a court
overruled that in 1991.
Posted in thread: Replacing single linoleum tiles on 06-08-2016 at 07:35 PM
I've heard the 12x12's don't usually have asbestos, the 9x9s did. Given the age, asbestos is
unlikely. If you only have a few to remove and replace a wide stiff putty knife, a hammer and a
lot of pati...
Posted in thread: Laminate glue down on concrete slab. on 06-02-2016 at 07:16 PM
Engineered can be glued down, not laminate.
Posted in thread: Laminate glue down on concrete slab. on 05-31-2016 at 02:25 PM
If you glue laminate, you will have a lot of problems. It is floated because it expands and
contracts so much. If glued, it WILL buckle. Can you afford to replace it in a few months WHEN
it fails, not...
Posted in thread: condensation under plastic sheet in finished basement on 05-01-2016 at 05:14 PM
I have seen carpet last for 20 years in a basement. Sounds like the floor is sweating due to
temperature change or temperature difference between the top and bottom of the slab. I
personally would not...