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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-10-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By samfloor
IVC vinyl is 13' 3" wide.

IVC vinyl is 13' 3" wide.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By samfloor
Looks like celotex. Some of it contained...

Looks like celotex. Some of it contained asbestos. I would have it tested.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-09-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By samfloor
A solid sheet vinyl like IVC is very DIY friendly.

A solid sheet vinyl like IVC is very DIY friendly.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-02-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By samfloor
4) flatten the floor and do it over

4) flatten the floor and do it over
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-30-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By samfloor
That is wrong. 12x12 tiles were made with...

That is wrong. 12x12 tiles were made with asbestos for many years. I would probably just cover the floor with some IVC type vinyl. It is very DIY friendly. No adhesive needed and if they don't like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-28-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By samfloor
I don't think you understand. The floor is...

I don't think you understand. The floor is probably not stiff enough for tile. Gypcrete is thin and flexes. There is no way to stiffen it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By samfloor
Still a good chance the floors are particle...

Still a good chance the floors are particle board, with the flooring installed under the walls.:(
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By samfloor
A 1970s most likely has particle board floors....

A 1970s most likely has particle board floors. They all rotted. I would just replace it with plywood a sheet at a time. Just be aware that 3/4" particle board was 3/4" thick. 3/4" plywood was not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-24-2014, 04:45 PM
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Views: 639
Posted By samfloor
If concrete will crack on that floor, so will...

If concrete will crack on that floor, so will ceramic and porcelain.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-23-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By samfloor
Gypcrete is normally used to reduce weight and...

Gypcrete is normally used to reduce weight and cost. I would be surprised if the structure is rated to hold concrete. The gypcrete is probably 2 inches thick over a 3/4" plywood sheet. I have seen 1...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By samfloor
What are you putting it over? First floor or...

What are you putting it over? First floor or second floor? Concrete may be too heavy to go on an upper floor.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-19-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By samfloor
Sounds like gypcrete. It is used to reduce...

Sounds like gypcrete. It is used to reduce weight. Most of it gets powdery after a few years. Probably will need sealer to do anything with it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 765
Posted By samfloor
If you have moisture, mold will grow under the...

If you have moisture, mold will grow under the plastic.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-17-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 765
Posted By samfloor
Just one comment, I have never seen plywood put...

Just one comment, I have never seen plywood put in a basement or on any concrete floor, that wasn't a disaster. It has ALWAYS failed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By samfloor
Most condos won't allow all wood because of the...

Most condos won't allow all wood because of the noise. That would be the first thing to find out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-08-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By samfloor
Need much more information. What type of yarn,...

Need much more information. What type of yarn, what kind of construction?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By samfloor
Not strange at all to find several layers. I once...

Not strange at all to find several layers. I once tore up a floor where they had put plywood over carpet and installed vinyl. It didn't work.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-23-2014, 09:15 AM
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Views: 882
Posted By samfloor
I suppose you could use the shims. And you do NOT...

I suppose you could use the shims. And you do NOT want the CBU screws into the joists.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-22-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By samfloor
The only flooring you can put over hardi board is...

The only flooring you can put over hardi board is ceramic. And the hardi MUST have thinset under it. CBU adds no strength at all to a floor. It and the thinset are to prevent voids.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-21-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By samfloor
Sorry, but you always need thinset under the CBU.

Sorry, but you always need thinset under the CBU.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By samfloor
I would use a piece of vinyl like Flexitec to...

I would use a piece of vinyl like Flexitec to cover it. Very DIY friendly.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By samfloor
I hope your subfloor can handle slate. Most...

I hope your subfloor can handle slate. Most cannot.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-29-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By samfloor
Yep, water stain.

Yep, water stain.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-22-2014, 12:06 PM
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Views: 1,422
Posted By samfloor
What is the subfloor, wood, concrete, gypcrete?

What is the subfloor, wood, concrete, gypcrete?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By samfloor
Laminates are plastic with a picture of wood on...

Laminates are plastic with a picture of wood on them, and usually has a particle board core. Engineered is a thin layer of real wood on a plywood core and can usually be refinished. Laminate cannot...
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