Questions tagged [flooring]

For questions regarding various types of floor coverings in general, including hardwood and laminate board, tile, carpet, and sheet flooring (linoleum/vinyl). For questions about the structure beneath this top layer, please see the "floor" tag.

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Bathroom Flooring Expanding and Contracting in the Wrong Seasons

I understand that the flooring will expand in the summer and contract in the winter. This is because the flooring will pick up humid air in the summer and release humid air in the winter. Right? ...
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How to use essential oils in DIY cleaning solutions for laminate floors to mask the scent of vinegar?

I recently created a very effective and non-toxic cleaning solution for my home using 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water, and a few drops of rubbing alcohol. It's incredibly effective on laminate floors, ...
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Is click-lock flooring meant to be held down by baseboard?

I know that baseboard is used to cover the expansion gap when installing click lock flooring, but I'm wondering if part of its job is to actually prevent boards from lifting. I recently installed ...
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Can I screw down laminate floor that is coming up

Removed a kitchen wall in the middle of room, friend floated in the tongue and groove laminate and then glued down. 2 pieces are popping up, one on corner and other on side. Can I use tiny screws and ...
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Flooring options for rejuvenating office space

CONTEXT 1000 sq-feet of 30 y.o tiled office space in North Florida I am reasonably handy (changed the steering tie-rods in the car 6 months ago) and interested in determining if it makes sense to ...
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Floor noise tongue groove

I own an old 60s kit house that has tongue and groove 6" pine boards for the ceiling in the main floor room. In the upstairs room above, they laid ¼ OSB as subfloor and secured it to the boards by ...
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Vinyl Flooring Over Uneven Concrete Slabs

Our attached garage was added many years after my house's 1959 construction by basically walling in a pre-existing carport. The floor, therefore, is made out of several concrete slabs and part of what ...
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Cover vinyl asbestos floor tile without making later flooring harder

I have a kitchen with 9"x9" vinyl floor tiles that I have just found out contain asbestos. Though they are at first glance in sound condition (only a very few small chips, all well-adhered, etc), ...
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Bamboo 3/8" hardwood nailer

I am having a hard time finding a nailer that take cleats and has a plate for 3/8 hardwood bamboo. Could I use either 1/4 or 1/2 plates? This is my first time nailing down a hardwood floor and want ...
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High floor transition height fix?

Lower floor is tiled. Higher floor is plywood on some sleepers with laminate wood flooring on top. The difference in height is 1-3/4". I didn't take a picture but it's 3/4" furring strips as sleepers, ...
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Will Latex screed prevent heat transfer from under floor heating

We're about to have a wet room floor re-laid after the previous installers installed the gully and under floor heating incorrectly. The base floor is wooden joists with cement board on top to provide ...
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SLC didn't self level

Ok here's the problem... We are planning to lay ceramic tile in our kitchen. We stripped the old flooring off and down to the plywood subfloor. We secured all the plywood so there is no give to it. ...
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Dog stepped on finish before it was dry. How should I go about fixing this?

My dog stepped on my new floor. Left paw prints in the finish. What are your suggestions for fixing it? I plan to sand it down and was going to use a high grit sand paper. Then reapply a new ...
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Polyurethane on damaged floor isn't creating smooth surface

I had the wood floor chipped from heavy object played on it, removing the varnish that covered that small area. I tried to fix it by first sanding, then polyurethane on a cotton swab as the affected ...
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leveling a bedframe on a slanted floor

All: While I wait for my floor to cave and fall into the neighbor's house, I have an issue that I was hoping for some help with. I bought a bed for my back most recently, but the bed itself is tilted. ...
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can I use vinyl for floor protection

Can I use a vinyl carpet like this: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1000850316.html?eid=PS_GOOGLE_HD+%7C+PLAs_Shopping+%7C+Decor_Home+Decor&gclid=CJ6OhZirsdACFYZMDQodEEcAlw to protect my ...
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Flooring prep for epoxy Pebblestone

I'm going to put in epoxy Pebblestone flooring in the basement. My floor has the old 8x8 tiles. They are all secure and have talked to people who say I can put the flooring over them. Problem is I ...
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Removing white layer which appears on floor after spilling water

I'm pretty careless and sometimes spill a bit of water on our floor. When I do, some strange white layer appears on the floor within a minute. I took some photos to demo. Usually it gets much much ...
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Does WPC flooring need expansion gaps / transition strips for distances greater than 40 feet?

I know laminate requires expansion gaps every 40 ft, but wood plastic composite flooring is made of a different core, does it expand as much? The manufacturers instructions doesn't even mention it.
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Best/good way to remove linoleum squares on pine flooring

I have pine wood floors I want to refinish - but on top of the floor are square linoleum tiles. The adhesive is really strong. I tried pulling some up but it seems like a laborious task. I am also ...
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Sound insulation for tile floor: Laticrete or NobleSeal SIS? Do I need backerboard

This will be the first time I do tiling myself. The bathroom subfloor is concrete I believe. I am on a condo top floor so will need some sound insulation. I am leaning toward Laticrete 125, but it ...
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What precautions need to be taken while installing a hardwood floor on a very old hardwood floor?

I am planning to install a new solid hardwood floor on an existing hardwood floor(some variant of pine) - on the second floor of the 2-floor house. Rights now, we are considering putting an ...
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Asbestos in close proximity of floor repair

I have a floor repair to make in a 1950's home that had the large in floor central heater installed that has long been removed. The owner wants the grate removed and flooring toothed back in, matching ...
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Add floor framing using joist hangers?

I have a single story ranch where a corner of the house I believe was a car port. The roof line and walls all are framed such that it was always under the roof and considered part of the house, ...
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How to prepare floor for vinyl plank installation over old sheet vinyl

I've demoed a built in bathroom vanity leaving a footprint that I had to fill in with OSB. The thickness of the new OSB and old sheet vinyl appears pretty darn level; maybe 1/16" (or less) off? ...
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Can I use self leveler over existing floor

First the floor is a mess. Is a closed in back porch that had glued down linoleum on it. Is un even. Most of linoleum was scraped up and then a garage floor paint was applied on top of that. Now the ...
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My apartment has a bouncy floor, but it's the only one

While we're waiting for an official inspection, I wanted to get some Internet experts' opinions. I live in the 3rd-floor apartment of a building with two other units below me, all with virtually the ...
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How do I remove white residue on bathroom floor tiling?

There is white residue on my bathroom floor tiles in areas where water regularly leaks. It looks like limescale but will not budge when I try to remove it with vinegar. How can I remove it?
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Is fan fold insulation an acceptable underlayment for hardwood?

Is fan-fold insulation an acceptable underlayment for hardwood? It is being used as a leveler from one floor level to another.