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The wood may give the impression of feeling firm but could very well be beyond recovery. You should try probing the wood with a narrow pointed tool such a flat blade screwdriver. If you can push the tool into the wood any amount then it is a pretty good indication that this needs replacement. Replacement of the outside window trim can involve a lot of ...


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If you look at polished granite with a magnifying glass, you'll see the tiny fissure and pock marks that allow moisture from water and other liquids to penetrate into it. Just because it's polished doesn't make it waterproof. One of my customers recently had picked out 3 prefabricated granite slabs but had to leave them in the granite yard for two weeks ...


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There are lots of grades of laminate flooring. When I say lots maybe hundreds. These are the main things that figure in on how moisture will affect your laminate (almost all apply to engineered wood): Locking system. I have put together some laminate that have a very "loose" locking system. To the point where there are tiny gaps. Not an install ...


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Laminate flooring is intended to be cheap, readily disposable, and resilient against scuffs and scrapes. Against moisture, it is much more vulnerable due to the MDF core. The top layer is already sealed, but moisture will eventually work its way between the planks, and I don't believe there's any practical way to seal these gaps. It's simply not intended for ...



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