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As mentioned in the comments of my answer most quality underlayment (minus cork) now comes with one taped side. To install the manufacturers recommend laying out the taped side in the same direction much like you will lay out the wood on your floors - for example if you have to make cuts on a row stagger them. Let's imagine a small room. It is 12 feet ...


If you're regrouting I highly recommend epoxy grout. It's impermeable and doesn't have to be sealed. I'm never using regular grout again. I've done some myself, and have also asked pro tile setters to use it even if they haven't before, and haven't had problems with that. Here's the post that turned me on to it for more info on market options


You just need to fill the gap with a floor leveler. You will clean area, prime it (primer is sold right next to floor leveler at big box), and add leveler. You need a day for primer to dry usually and usually a day or two for leveler so add that into install timeline.


Outdoor carpet ~$6 a square yard. Most people think of the good ol' green stuff, but there are many styles to choose from nowadays.

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