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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-23-2014, 09:15 AM
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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: 17
Views: 393
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: 17
Views: 393
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: 416
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: 254
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
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By samfloor
Yep, water stain.

Yep, water stain.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
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: 1,144
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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By samfloor
Thinset under the CBU is a must.

Thinset under the CBU is a must.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By samfloor
I'm not a big fan of vinyl planks, but when using...

I'm not a big fan of vinyl planks, but when using them the stool should be pulled. (Nice job Havasu)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By samfloor
Nice picture of you Havasu.

Nice picture of you Havasu.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By samfloor
I agree. Not hard to put a contrasting wood as a...

I agree. Not hard to put a contrasting wood as a transition.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By samfloor
If I had rentals, I would use peel & stick too....

If I had rentals, I would use peel & stick too. As you said, much easier to repair. I just wouldn't use them in a house I intend to live in. Don't want to do it again in a year or two.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-09-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By samfloor
Fiberglass backed. It's very easy to install. ...

Fiberglass backed. It's very easy to install.
http://www.vinylflooring.org/movie.html
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By samfloor
Use an IVC type sheet vinyl. They are very DIY...

Use an IVC type sheet vinyl. They are very DIY friendly and can be put on a floor that is not perfect.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By samfloor
No grout. Those are best for just a temporary...

No grout. Those are best for just a temporary installation. They are usually poorly made, will shrink over time and have a very thin wearlayer. you can make them stick better by using a primer. and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-24-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By samfloor
I would probably use engineered instead of...

I would probably use engineered instead of laminate, since it is more realistic looking and more durable. Engineered can be sanded and refinished, laminate is basically a picture of wood, glued to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By samfloor
Jus be sure that you put thinset under the cbu,...

Jus be sure that you put thinset under the cbu, too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-28-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By samfloor
As long as the carpet doesn't delaminate, you...

As long as the carpet doesn't delaminate, you will be fine. Just remember that carpet is glued together with latex (water soluble) adhesive.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By samfloor
Just keep them damp while removing them. If you...

Just keep them damp while removing them. If you get dust, then it's a problem.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-17-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,950
Posted By samfloor
In this part of the U.S., the terms chip board...

In this part of the U.S., the terms chip board and OSB are both used. People at the lumber yard know what they are. Also called beaver barf. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-17-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,950
Posted By samfloor
Thanks Gary. Since Joe is supposed to be a...

Thanks Gary. Since Joe is supposed to be a builder, I'm surprised he is not familiar with chipboard.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-14-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,950
Posted By samfloor
And Joe was right with this. Luan can bleed and...

And Joe was right with this. Luan can bleed and cause brown spots, and it takes no other moisture.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-14-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,950
Posted By samfloor
Many of the new houses here use chip board for...

Many of the new houses here use chip board for subfloors.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-13-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,950
Posted By samfloor
I think her problem is moisture true, but...

I think her problem is moisture true, but plasticizer migration is very common.
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