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Too new to comment, so I apologize in advance for this being a fairly rotten answer, but 3 treads, about 6-1/2" rise, 11" -13" run would solve your code problem.


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The best way i found to remove an old subfloor with tons of nails and/or staples is,first rip the floor between all joists. Then take your foot,preferably with a boot on it and stomp right on the cuts you made. Not only will the floor come off the joists but it will pull all the staples/nails with it. A nice clean surface is what you will have. If there is ...


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No matter how durable the finish is, grit, stones, and water tracked onto a wood floor can cause premature wearing and scratching of the finish. High heel shoes can indent the wood's surface. To make the floors finish last the longest, we suggest using heavy mats outside all exterior doors with small rugs on the wood flooring at all entrances and in front of ...


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You can put down new vinyl over any amount of layers, the only thing to really consider is the height. Of course if it were my house, I would want to get all the old layers up. But sometimes it's nearly impossible to do that. Floor leveler was mentioned, which is a good product if you removed a small section, and then decided it's just too hard to continue ...


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You could leave a very small expansion gap.. 1/8, then fill that with a color matched flexible caulk, pergo makes color matches to each floor they sell, I'm sure other brands do aswell.. then you can avoid transitions, and still leave expansion gap, however your still going to void warranty, the gap won't be enough to honor the warranty, but it's enough to ...


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There is a type of very strong double sided tape that you can find at a carpet supply house. However, that would be harder to remove from the floor when you decide to change the carpet (it's very very strong). If it were me, I would use a product called "spray tack" also found at carpet supply shop. Or big box stores sell a similar product by 3M, it's just ...


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Spray on a light coat of good quality polyurethane let that dry then hit it again with a couple of good coats. You can get it in High gloss, gloss, semi gloss, matte or flat finish. I did this 3 years ago and it still looks new. Good luck.


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How much does the humidity in your house vary over the course of a year? If it's a constant humidity and temperature all year round, no movement should take place. If, as is more normal, it's dry in the winter and wet in the summer, the floor will move "forever." Depends on your HVAC approach, and how much it is or is not like a museum's. No open windows, ...


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Just start at an interior outside wall. The outside wall in 99% of the time is square. Make some chalk lines and measure to the archways to see where it will land then measure to the final wall and see where it will land. With interior walls and archways you have no control over the squareness. Start on outside wall and if interior wall is out of square by ...


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Your best option is sheet vinyl. Next to that would be tile or concrete. Most other flooring has seams which will eventually leak. Yes, you can place vinyl tiles, or even laminate flooring, if you appropriately glue/seal all the seams. Eventually the seams will leak, and in the case of laminate surface scratches must be sealed immediately to avoid damage ...


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From what I have read it sounds to me that you have a bigger issue than just flooring. It looks to me that you don't have thermal insulation on both floor and walls (or at least at one of those); or if you do have some insulation it is not thick enough. So for start you should put some insulation. Now when it comes to flooring I would suggest polyurethane ...


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Yes. I have no idea why someone would say that.


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Can I screw the blocking instead of nailing it as I'm a little worried the nailing might cause cracking in the plaster ceiling (with wood lath) below? Absolutely. Is it okay to sister a 2x6 board to the current 2x6 board along the front and back perimeter of the finished area to support the ends of the new subfloor since I'll be cutting the current ...



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