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No you cannot use a tile mortar or thinset. If you want to adhere wood to a concrete floor you need to use a urethane based adhesive. using a water-based mastic or a cement-based thinset will lead to swelling of the wood fibers and premature failure. For grout you would also need a urethane-based or Epoxe based substance that would remain flexible for ...


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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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Baseboard molding is typically trimmed out against a wood or tile floor using a small molding called a base shoe. Example in the picture below. Due to minor variations in floor height or flooring material thickness over relatively short distances it is not usually feasible to get the wider baseboard molding to push nicely to the floor covering material. The ...


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Finishing a floor one room at a time is not a recommended practice. It takes several days, if not weeks for the polyurethane to completely cure. During that time, the poly will be off-gassing toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Exposure to VOCs has been linked to many illnesses, and should be limited as much as possible. The VOCs will mostly dissipate ...


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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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