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I'm a general contractor who specializes in floor covering. Hardwood, ceramic, carpet, vinyl etc. I also do general carpentry work, drywall, painting etc.

A very novice programmer and computer enthusiast. I dabble in many languages but am an intermediate of none.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
22
answered How do I remove THIN layer of carpet glue from concrete?
Jul
22
comment How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
Yes epoxy grout takes quite a bit more labor to apply. I've always considered it overkill for residential applications. Although it does do it job very well in areas where it's needed.
Jul
22
comment How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
The finish itself isn't anything special that I am aware of, stained wood with a polyurethane coat over it. It's the actual curring of it which is done with special UV lights. I doubt a consumer could duplicate the process in a cost effective manner. Engineered hardwood isn't really made to be refinished. So yes my answer is that there is nothing to my knowledge that you can apply to your floor to make it scratch resistent. Although possible to refinish engineered hardwood, it's risky and I would avoid it. Most likely you would end up worse off if you tried.
Jul
16
awarded  Editor
Jul
16
revised How do I vent a floor drain and toilet sharing a common drain on the second floor?
Removed caps and added simple emphasis tags.
Jul
16
comment How do you seal travertine floors?
It also might not be a bad idea to re-apply a coat of sealer every few years. Check the bottle for exactly when to do this. If the shine ever fades from the floor rent a buffer and use a white polishing pad on it. It will shine just like new!
Jul
16
comment How do you seal travertine floors?
This makes a beautiful floor but it does come with some maintenance. Your answer is spot on +1.
Jul
16
answered How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
Jul
16
awarded  Supporter
Jul
16
suggested approved edit on How do I vent a floor drain and toilet sharing a common drain on the second floor?
Feb
26
comment How should I tile under kitchen cabinets?
Woodchips definitely got this one right. It's irrelevant whether a good tile installation should last year's. You never know what a future occupant of the home will want. Or maybe you will change your mind in the near future. It happens. +1 woodchips
Feb
26
comment Do I need to do more prep work on this cement floor before putting in new tile?
No painting a floor before a tile installation is definitely not a good idea.
Feb
26
answered Do I need water protection over tile grout in my bathtub?
Feb
26
answered Should I use mastic or thinset for ceramic tile backsplash in kitchen?
Feb
26
answered What thinset should I use?
Feb
26
answered How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
Feb
26
answered Is there a type of cement that can be used to glue tiles to a wall?
Feb
25
awarded  Teacher
Feb
25
answered Can porcelain tiles be installed over ceramic tiles?