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Tile first, then carpet. Tiling is a messy process. Much easier not to have the carpet there to get messy and/or need to be kept clean while you are tiling.


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It's the type of rubber you use for the blade. Neoprene or Viton will not dissolve in oil. We used a heavier form of Neoprene squeegee for cleanup after mopping the garage floor to remove oil and grease in our automotive shop. Squeegee'd floors dry a lot quicker. It's necessary to use an oil resistant synthetic rubber compound for the squeegee blade in ...


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The risk is that the boards will become unflush during seasonal expansion and contraction. Even if they look fine going in; tripping hazards will appear at these seams once everything settles (and then unsettles... and back again). I use a table saw with three blades sandwiched together to cut grooves back into my useless cut-offs. Tongues aren't fun to ...


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That depends on how you plan to re-install it. If you plan on face nailing it's fine to just lay it down as though it were a ship lapped. This might sound a bit half arsed to some but I've seen reclaimed flooring face nailed down with cut nails (into the joists) and it looked very nice. You can run a bead of construction adhesive down the seams for a little ...


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If the wood is in good condition and you refinish it properly I see no reason not to keep that flooring. Most oil based flooring vanishes will work fine but if you want to get really serious have a professional flooring company come in and finish it with an aluminum oxide based finished or one of the catalyzed varnishes.


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As long as it is flat this should be a non-issue. Floating or nailing down a little left-over adhesive is "normal" and not a big deal.


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Just the top layer of vinyl. You could remove more if you need to match floor height on adjacent rooms.


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The tile you liked says "waterproof: no" in the specifications. I suggest plank-style vinyl flooring that clicks together without adhesive.


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They are waterproof in that you can get the top as wet as you want. They are not waterproof in that they will keep water off your floor, nor will said water not affect the bond to the floor. These tiles may be able to last sitting in water but they will not keep water from getting underneath. Your only options are really one sheet of vinyl or tile (could ...


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I would suggest doing the thresholds first. These are very prominent and you want the things that stand out looking the best. In a doorway if you do threshold first then it is a rectangle fitting doorway. If you do the threshold last, than who knows - this would be up to how square your room is and how well you aligned your tiles. Added: Also when ...


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In terms of the general process it's acceptable to do it threshold(sill plate) first but there may be specifics to the situation that we're not aware of. Contractors are primarily concerned with pushing the project along to keep pace, but occasionally to do that you have to do things out of sequence. An example would be, if the threshold is available but the ...



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