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Old 02-20-2013, 06:22 PM  
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Make a drawing of the room a draw in a grid to represent the tiles and number all the square that are cut tiles and when you lift the tiles out put the corrisponding number on the back side. So when you knock over a pile you have a second chance of putting them back in order.


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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 PM  
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Not a bad idea. Certainly worthwhile for the peace of mind. This process takes longer than I ever thought. I guess my cellar door, toilet alcove, washer/dryer alcove, and closet don't make it easy. Glue down and 4 coats of urethane to go.


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Old 02-20-2013, 07:25 PM  
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Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:38 PM  
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Finished cutting and got everything glued down this afternoon. I ended up with 2 or 3 gaps that are noticeable to me, but probably no else. Poly tomorrow and I'll have the bathroom back on Saturday. Overall, I'm very satisfied and relieved it turned out as well it did to this point. Thanks for the help.

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Looks really nice. Thanks for letting us see the finished project.
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If someone is thinking of doing this definitely get the locking and floating type of cork they have at Lowes. Youll end up with no seams or gaps.
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If someone is thinking of doing this definitely get the locking and floating type of cork they have at Lowes. Youll end up with no seams or gaps.
The floating planks are definitely easier to install, but due to issues with the subfloor and the cellar door, I needed something that was flexible and that would adhere directly to the subfloor, which was a major reason I went with cork.

In the event that someone is interested in cork, and comes across this in the future, here is a picture of the completely finished floor (after the polyurethane).



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