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I have a basement floor that is concrete. When we finished it off, we used a product called DriCore as the sub floor. This is a plywood with a plastic bottom. It's specifically designed for basements, and it raises the floor a little bit. The disadvantage is that you essentially do the floor twice. :) Also the cost is higher. With that said I have ...


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Your second and third photos show where the thin piece of wood that is used to cover the end of the toe kick should be cut to the height of the quarter round. Before I install the quarter round I use a scrap piece of quarter round and a saw or an oscillating tool and cut them to the right height. Heres 2 photosenter link description here


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I'd vote #4 = fewest cuts, least amount of labor, least amount of waste. It's also see as the 'default' as most argue that floors look best when laid in the direction parallel to widest walls. For real hardwood, the general rule of thumb is to lay it perpendicular to the floor joists. This is to add strength. It probably adds a little strength to laminate ...


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If the batts have a paper facing, that's not actually a vapor barrier, it's vapor retarder, and you'll be fine. If instead, the facer is plastic or aluminum, or there's a sheet of polyethylene sealing the floor, then yes those would be vapor barriers and you would have a problem. Solution: remove the vapor barrier.


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Lacking a specific brand from your question, I went and looked at http://www.screwfix.com/p/mapei-ultraplan-self-levelling-compound-grey-25kg/4959f Which states that it will cover (mixed) 6 square meters at 3mm thick. I make that 100cm x 600 cm x 0.3 cm or 18,000 cubic centimeters. Last I checked, 1000 CCs was a liter, so you have 6 liters of free space. ...


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Engineered hardwoord are almost always prefinished. And the factory aluminum oxide coating is harder than anything you can do at home so there is no reason to re-do the existing coating.


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As an installer, I have done many jobs where my client just didn't want a T-mold in the door ways. When I first started installing laminate, all the sides were glued together. This is where we always used T-molds. Cutting Door Jambs 1These days they sell 10, 12 and 14mm thick laminate. These thicker products from what I have seen do not seem to grow or ...



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