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Vinyl sheet flooring should be glued down in high traffic areas that will have rolling wheels such as wheelchair, office chairs or any heavy items on rollers as the vinyl can easily be stretched and easily torn if something catches on it. Speaking from experience:) Worst culprit in kitchen is when you have to move a refrigerator, range, dishwasher and feet ...


First, test the adhesive. If it does have asbestos, you are stuck. If it doesn't your life is going to be easy. Here is the reason why they recommend complete removal of the wood. Asbestos removal requires two things: Enveloping the entire area, basically making a sealed air tight work area that can be removed once work is done. This would be walls and ...


First, I agree with diceless, it is probably perfectly legal for the homeowner, to deal with this problem himself (assuming no part of the house is rented to a third party). On the other hand, I agree with Mazura, you may be opening a huge can of worms here. Since we are only talking about 2 bedrooms, I have to question the cost and time effectiveness of ...


You should read this, particularly the last post about a "Better Safe Than Sorry" approach to asbestos. side note, removal of asbestos by an unlicensed professional is a federal offense. -cderalow Keep in mind that the only reason any sane person would put fake wood over real wood is for what they consider irreparable damage, somewhere. Be prepared to ...


As Steven mentioned, it's normal. That's a gap to prevent water on the floor or in your slab or foundation walls wicking up into the (moisture-sensitive) paper-faced drywall. There's only one reason you'd want to seal it up: if it's a path for air infiltration or exfiltration through the wall. If you discover that this is the case, you can seal it with a ...


Yes it is normal and no, you don't need to seal it. There's always a space between the floor and wall, but in finished parts of your house, there is baseboard that will cover it. If you want to spend money on baseboard behind your stove, go for it, but it serves no purpose other than aesthetics.


Basically any plywood will do. If I were doing it I would go with 3/4 inch. The key to a vinyl install install isn't the quality or depth of the subfloor but how flat it is. Any divots or seams bigger than 1/8" could have issues in the future and need to be filled.

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