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    Re: Squeaky Floor

    You didn't mention the name of the "latex" product, so I can't comment. But then, I am just one flooring professional. Maybe you could ask a LOT of flooring professionals at The Floor Pro Community....
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    Re: Squeaky Floor

    SLC might be good to level a concrete slab or to smooth a floor before installing sheet vinyl or glue-down engineered hardwood, but you might be asking for trouble using it the way you describe. Any...
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    Re: hardwood floor ridge

    It could be that the beam was constructed too high from the beginning, but it's also possible the foundation has settled. Maybe the footing wasn't adequate. It might be more reassuring in the long...
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    Re: hardwood floor ridge

    It sounds like more a structural problem, not a flooring problem. Although you can ignore the structure and just add material to the low sides to bring them up level with the high point, that doesn't...
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    Re: Hardwood floors over particle board?

    Particleboard is a terrible substrate. It doesn't hold nails very well. If it absolutely has to go over particleboard, you should consider an engineered hardwood that can be glued (or floated, but I...
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    Re: How to install linoleum

    Is it actually linoleum, or just sheet vinyl? Is it just reg'lar ol' sheet vinyl, or is it IVC or is it a fiberglass backed vinyl or... More information is necessary. Even then, there might be one...
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    Re: tile over laminate Pergo-type floor?

    Let's not forget that Pergo is a floating floor. It is not attached to the floor. I can't think of any type of flooring that you would nail, staple or glue over a floating floor. Unfortunately, I...
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    Re: tile over old vinyl???

    You didn't tell sparky1 to remove the vinyl. That vinyl could be hiding problems. It can cause problems of its own. Read the article. DIY does not always mean cheap and easy. It might mean a person...
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    Re: tile over old vinyl???

    Since you haven't received a reply from a real tile pro, you might be interested in reading this article from one of the best: Ceramic & Stone Tile Over Vinyl Flooring, A Raging and On-going...
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    Re: Can this floor be saved?

    You didn't supply enough information, so I don't know if my suggestions will fly. Maybe consider pulling up all the old flooring, trying to salvage every single board, no matter what size. Repair the...
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    Re: do it yourself or hire the big guns?

    This is misleading and a disservice to consumers who read these forums. Real flooring professionals aren't cheap and 70+ year old construction may need more work than the average home. There is far...
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    Re: noisy Pergo flooring

    You didn't say, but I assume you are referring to the post by susiegreen62. Don't worry about the post. She's just a spammer on the loose.

    Jim
    www.aFloorPro.com
  13. Re: Laminate Wood Flooring with Humidifier Usage

    It depends on how much moisture you are introducing. It doesn't seem like the moisture levels are abnormal now, so adding more may increase it to an unacceptable level. You may want to research...
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    Re: Floating floor underlayment

    Not all floating floor underlayments are also moisture barriers. Is this a laminate floor we're talking about? Ask your retailer for an underlayment that includes a plastic skin that acts as a...
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    Re: Laminate Floor Issue

    Laminate flooring is not glued down - at least they shouldn't be. The movement may be the result of a poorly prepared substrate. It should be flat and smooth within the tolerances required by the...
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    Re: Remove mastic from hardwood floor

    Please read the questions before answering. The home owner asked about removing the mastic or whatever it is that held the old ceramic in place so the original flooring could be refinished. It was...
  17. Re: Want new kitchen floor. Should old be removed?

    Sheet vinyl comes in many different qualities. Most are "sturdy" enough for the average home. Linoleum is a very tough flooring option too.


    Not any more.


    It's usually better to remove old...
  18. Re: Repair carpet to laminate floor in hall doorway

    Yes, you can use a piece of carpet from the closet. You might consider removing the closet carpet and replacing it with the laminate too.

    A pro would row cut the carpet on both sides and seal and...
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    Re: Carpeting curved/rounded stairs

    This is one situation that I would not try to give DIY instructions on a message board. You really should have a pro that knows how to sew carpet properly do the job.

    Jim
    www.aFloorPro.com
  20. Re: raised ranch ground level multi-purpose room flooring

    I'm a fan of hardwood in most living areas with area rugs for accents, warmth and sound absorption. You didn't have hardwood as an option, but you do have vinyl How about LVT - Luxury Vinyl Tile -...
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    Re: working with asbestos tiles

    And "technically" you shouldn't go outside without 45 SPF sun blocker. Too many people confuse or equate the asbestos dangers of VAT (Vinyl Asbestos Tile) with that of the insulation wrapped around...
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    Re: working with asbestos tiles

    Hardwood flooring CAN be installed over vinyl tile, if the substrate is flat and sound. Unfortunately, some commercial type tile is very dense and hard to drive a nail, staple or cleat into. The...
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    Re: Tile on hardwood

    Couldn't you provide a little more information so that those who like to help, can? Is it ceramic or vinyl tile? Can you tell what kind of adhesive or maybe mud bed?...
  24. Re: Refinishing specific hardwood floor locations

    As you can see, a picture on your computer can't be seen by anyone here. Use the upload feature of the message editor to add your image to a reply. Look below the message editor box to see the...
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    Re: Dogs and floors

    Not in my experience and I did flooring installations (and sales) for 35 years.

    lovedogs,

    Many laminate floors will show scratches from dog claws and the boards cannot be repaired. They can be...
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