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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring Yesterday, 09:31 PM
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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 Yesterday, 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: 23
Views: 375
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: 23
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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: 20
Views: 367
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: 221
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: 754
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
Replies: 24
Views: 754
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: 754
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: 754
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: 525
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: 307
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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Views: 279
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: 1,284
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
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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: 655
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: 1,174
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: 932
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: 420
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: 932
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: 932
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: 932
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: 932
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: 454
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: 655
Posted By samfloor
Jus be sure that you put thinset under the cbu,...

Jus be sure that you put thinset under the cbu, too.
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