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That is a common question from my customers over the years. Although it is usually better to start from a solid base of hardi-backer or concrete board subfloor, tile can be laid over an existing floor if some condition are met. The existing floor must be sound, with absolutely no loose or compromised sections. If your marble floor is real stone and solidly ...


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Perhaps I don't understand your meaning. Click, one type of vinyl flooring, doesn't use grout. It is waterproof.


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According to this table, the compressive strength of typical lumber when the stress is perpendicular to the grain is around 500 psi or more. Let's say you have four 2x4 joists (on edge) each 3' long. That's a total surface area of the joists of 1.5" x 3' x 4 = 1.5 sq ft = 216 sq in. You've got a 2000 lb heater, but 2000 / 216 << 500 psi. That's a ...


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Those "straight lines" are control joints (as opposed to expansion joints). The contractor knows that concrete slabs invariably crack, and they install those to make the cracks less conspicuous. That said, you do seem to have more cracks than I'd have expected, and they appear more open than is typical. The one is oddly close to the exterior wall. I'd ask ...


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Find a custom wood molding shop in your area (there will be one) and have them custom bevel a piece of 1 1/4" oak in a width that suits your fancy, then stain and varnish it. It will be more easily accomplished than you think, and the custom milling charge you will pay will be worth every penny. I might just butt a narrow piece of 1 1/4" oak right up to the ...


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1/2" plywood, 3/4" new hardwood, right over the hardwood you have now. Drastic-seeming, but it will truly fix the problem. You're likely to trip and fall with these bumps and jumps. Seems like a not-thought-through tile project if it raised the floor level that much. Would help if the hardwood is a small area like a hallway. If you have rooms with ...


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Base shoe is more common these days, partly for this reason. It's only about 1/2" deep, and generally fits alongside appliances without a problem. Still, I'd bet 3/4" quarter will fit along and under the fridge body from what I can see here. Worst case scenario you may need to lift your appliances slightly using a rear wheel shim and the front adjusters.


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Normally you would use floor scraper machine, hand held, MK Diamond 14 Amp 1.5 HP Manual Floor Scraper 167676. You might be able to go to a tool rental location as they may have these, we use Sun Belt Tool Rentals here, but there are others. These mechanical scrapers are loud and create heat to scrape the carpet in strips, you may need another machine to ...


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Depending on the kind of glue (ie., those cheap, self adhereing tiles), a heat gun (or maybe a hair dryer) could help (do not use heat in conjunction with paint thinner). Also, many tiles use water based glues... which you could use on concrete, but if you have wood subfloor, you don't want to (water) damage the wood. Alternative: For the amount of work, ...


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First the flooring is fine as long as it isn't warped. To me there seems to be three main install issues: You do not have enough gapping around the perimeter of your install. If you are going to glue these down on concrete they would almost assuredly need some space between them - might use 1/32 spacers. The glue dries to brittle. Doubt this glue was ...


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If it is vinyl sheet flooring, I pulled up as much as possible to get to the layer the glue is bonded to and used paint remover. It soaked through the layers, softened the glue where I could use a 4" drywall taping knife to remove it to the subfloor.


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The teak wood is not the actual floor of the shower it is just a layer on top of the waterproof substrait or tile. There is no wood that has properties to form a shower subfloor - it holds too much water, expands and contracts too much, and rots. Not to mention sanitary issues. So can you put teak in a shower. Sure. You can stand on top of whatever you ...


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That depends on a couple of things the first being is it real wood or laminate? The second is are the closets in the same room as your plan on doing the new flooring? If the closets are to be in the same room I assume they will most likely have the same flooring. If this is true it would be easiest to get the floor in first and then proceed to do the closet(...


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Really hot water. Have tons of towels and buckets handy so water does sit long. Repeat until it comes up.


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Well you are lucky because of those patio doors. What do I expect to see by patio doors - TILE! So: Go out and find some faux travertine (or the real stuff) tile. It looks like you need some 12"x12"s. Measure 24.5 inches from door all the way across. Cut out laminate with circular saw. (several saw types will work here) Glue a tile edging strip about 1/...



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