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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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OSB vs Plywood for second layer of subfloor

I am renovating the kitchen in an old (1915) house that has maple flooring under the 6 layers of luan and vinyl.The 2" wide maple boards are not very even and we want to put down vinyl planking. ...
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LVP "Wood" Flooring Hard to Clean

We just bought a new home that has LVP flooring to mimic wood floors. It has wood like grain, like you'd see on dry barnwood, and it is impossible to clean out the grooves. We live in Georgia so our ...
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What moisture content reading do I need to wait for before tiling on a sceed floor?

We've recently had an anhydrite liquid screed floor laid in our house. We are now waiting for it to dry before porcelain floor tiles are laid (over a decoupling layer). There is some disagreement ...
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Karndean over underlay

I'm laying Karndean Korlok planks. I've taken out the engineered wood floor I'm replacing. I have a Tredaire underlay below over the concrete, that for acoustic insulation. It's 6mm thick rubber. Do I ...
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Help! Large gaping on newly installed solid bamboo floors

Im in a dilemma with flooring. We had our old laminate flooring removed and replaced with solid strand woven click lock bamboo. We used what we though was a reputable company, they had insurance, ...
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Hardwood loose, has gap over radiant floor

Just bought a new place with white oak hardwood and radiant heating. The hardwood is 3/4" (verified). Floor has developed gaps in certain areas. One area in particular is loose when I walk on it, so ...
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How should I prepare a solid wood subfloor for hardwood and ceramic tile flooring?

I have a post and beam flooring structure in my 45-year-old home. The subfloor is 2 x 8 tongue and groove installed green. In my remodel, I plan to install 3/4" hardwood flooring over part of my ...
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1ft cantilever with uneven floor joist

My little powder room has been such a headache, hoping someone here can shed some lights. Little background of the house, built in 1909 on post and beam foundation with perimeter of the house sits ...
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Has anyone painted a basement floor with an epoxy during winter with success?

I am getting ready to beane doo some black mastic off my floors. Next I plan on filling any holes (patching), after patching and muriatic acid, epoxy will come next. I have never used an epoxy paint ...
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Gaps between hardwood floors

I have about 800 sqft of hardwood flooring that is quite old that I want to sand down and refinish. However, I have these large gaps that go almost about 1/6 - 1/8 of an inch. After sanding this down ...
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Tiles making popping sounds and becoming loose

I have woken up to endless popping sounds in my lounge area (upper floor of the house that was recently extended) and upon investigation, I realised that it’s my tiles making that noise. When I walk ...
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Hardwood over black mastic

I am redoing the hardwood floors in about 700 sq ft of my house. This area sits above an unfinished basement on joists. In demoing the kitchen, we found that a small piece of tile had asbestos. I ...
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Raising Concrete Floor 1 Inch for Tile

Looking to tile a basement landing as a transition from the stairs to the main room. The main room is done with DMX 1-step, 5/8 OSB and laminate flooring, so there is about 1.5" between the top ...
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Layed self-leveling compound in upstairs subfloor but subfloor started squeaking

I hired a contractor to lay new engineered wood floors in my 45 year old townhouse because there were initially a lot of squeaks in the old flooring. Once they ripped up the old floors, I made sure to ...
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How to fasten 3/8" plywood to cement condo floor?

This is a 2 story condo building built in the 1970s. It has a 'cement' layer that is apparently over a plywood subfloor. I pulled carpeting out that was directly on the cement floor. Nail strips were ...
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How to remove chipboard under wall

I have a rotten chipboard in my bathroom and have started removing it, but there is a part under the wall I can't reach. How do I go about removing it?
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WPC vs SPC flooring for maximum soundproofing on upper floors

My upstairs neighbor is looking to replace a section of her carpeted/tile floor with Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), and the community is asking for my input since I live right under her and already deal ...
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Raising floor before laminates. OSB or Plywood?

I am needing to raise my hallway and 2 room floors to match my kitchen that has been tiled. There was already a difference but I need to raise in total 4cm. 15mm will be my underlay and laminates but ...
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Insect hole in concrete floor

2 months after it's clear top coat application, these holes appeared with something cotton on the surface. It's very hard to pull it out. And there's like a something black that comes out of the hole ...
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Cut through, pull up epoxy mix floor

Advice on tearing out epoxy/stone mixed flooring Hello, my wife and I bought a home a number of years ago. The upstairs bathroom floor has tile over one of those epoxy mixed with small pebbles in a ...
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How to install “subfloor” over top of existing hardwood

I recently removed a few layers of different flooring/underlay to expose original hardwood flooring. I’ve been told by two different hardwood refinishers/installers that the hardwood isn’t salvageable ...
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Can I use 1/4 inch OSB on top of hardwood floor?

I have old four wide hardwood flooring with gaps , squeaks etc. Would like to lay down OSB then carpeting. What do I use to fasten OSB down?
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Kitchen floor is sloping

I am a first time home owner, hoping maybe people can give some advice. I have a 120+ year old home. I noticed a slope in my kitchen floor. I got an inspection done (from a generalist not a structural ...
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Upstairs wall studs sitting on top of subflooring that needs to be removed

I am currently renovating the entire second floor of my 1920's home and have run into an issue. The subflooring is currently unleveled and had intentions of pulling up the subflooring, adding a sister ...
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Fixing water damaged flooring

The corner of my study area was exposed to water damage due to clogged gutter leaking water directly on the foundation around the corner. What steps should I take to fix this? I already cleared the ...
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How to repair a thin cut in vinyl sheet flooring

We moved into a new build home in June and over the past weekend my Wife saw this cut/slice in the sheet vinyl flooring near a room doorway. Despite how it looks in the photo, it's almost impossible ...
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Floor and Marriage Joint question

Found a leak in our second floor bathroom which destroyed the existing OSB subfloor and had to remove - giving me the opportunity to remodel it into a more modern master bath (fun). Discovered what ...
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Failing Finish on Resurfaced Hardwood Floor Renovation: What's the correct course of action?

Background My wife and I recently purchased a 1250 sq. ft. condo that needed some simple renovations. The first floor is entirely Number 1 Common Red Oak, which had likely last been installed 10-15 ...
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How do I instal floor matching step nose piece when the stairs are not parallel or square with the floor boards?

The boards of the floor that was installed by a contractor were supposed to be perpendicular to the steps of the stairs. I have a nose piece that I now have to install to finish the floor toward the ...
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What type and brand is this engineered flooring?

I bought a condo a couple of months ago. One of the first things I did was change out the floors in the one of the bedrooms. The closest match I could find there these hardwood floors from Lowes, but ...
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Replacing individual oak strips in a pre-engineered wood flooring due to water damage

My kitchen floor is Tarkett pre-engineered, pre-finished Long Strip oak (installed in 1986). It was refinished professionally in 2017. Recently it was damaged by water, resulting in multiple cupped ...
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How best to remove flooring and underlayment from our tile floor

We are renovating a 1961 rural house in France. The ground floor is garage/basement, but both the first and second floors (in European terms) are a 30cm hard concrete subfloor with 10cm (4 inches) of ...
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Can 23/32 advancetech subflooring be installed over 3/4 wood plank subfloor?

We are working on laying vinyl plank flooring. After getting the carpet up, we found that the subfloor was particle board with glue stuck all over it, so we decided to rip it up and go with 23/32 ...
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Replacing "bubbling" hardwood floor with carpet

My house has solid stone walls and it's in a humid climate (Wales, UK). When I moved in the ground floor living room floor was floating hardwood on top of a layer of fibreboard on top of a concrete ...
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Black grout leaves porcelain tile pockmarked

I am applying Prism Charcoal color grout to this exact brand of small hexagonal porcelain tile and there is a very noticeable collection of black dots on all tiles (see below) after wiping. Nothing ...
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acclimating new hardwood, southwestern Ontario, during the winter

first time question in this forum. I am expecting delivery of new hickory hardwood flooring in the next few weeks. I've been doing a lot of reading about acclimation. General guidelines specify ...
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Stone tile flooring with acoustic sound reduction requirement in condo

We just closed on a new condo and want to replace some of the old carpet with stone tiles. However, the HOA has a sound reduction requirement where the floors must pass acoustic testing with 55 IIC or ...
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Thermal expansion nee contraction: installing subfloor in unfinished attic

I am working in an unfinished attic where the temperature exceeds 100F in Summer (now), and that will be stabilized to more normal temperatures once finished. I need to install the subfloor to be able ...
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Drying concrete subfloor after water damage before installing laminate

We had a recent water leak that caused water to seep under our laminate floor. I pulled all the flooring up and removed the moisture barrier to reveal our concrete subfloor, which was moist. It was a ...
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How would I deal with installing Pergo without baseboard molding in one area?

One of the sections of my floor runs alongside a stair railing and then a small raised tile area that used to be where my former wood stove sat. All told, this is about 15 feet long and then a 90 ...
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Subfloor leveling

I have a ~200sq ft room that I would like to install vinyl plank flooring in. The concrete subfloor is not flat. The concrete generally slopes from North to South and from East to West. I believe this ...
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How can I make textured tiles pick up less dirt

After having them installed, I realized that the textured tiles that I chose pick up dirt off of shoes extremely easily. The dirt can be cleaned off with water and a little effort, but in order for ...
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How to fill an air gap under vinyl flooring?

I installed vinyl plank flooring, and a hump in the concrete caused an air gap underneath the planks near it. How can I fill that void/gap without tearing out the whole floor? Is there some kind of ...
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Old adhesive over concrete

Pulling up old laminate flooring from concrete slab home. No underlayment, just old adhesive. Do I have to remove all adhesive with a solvent or can I just lay the underlayment and place new pergo on ...
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Vinyl Planks "click" when tapping on joint directly

I am in the process of putting Golden Arowana vinyl plank flooring in my basement. I went around the room and the floor seemed to be level (or within tolerance of 3/16"). I am using an ...
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Do I need to let my basement subfloor breathe?

I live in a mostly cold environment and I’m planning to finish my basement floor with standard interlocking foam tiles (with a slight rigid texture) for underlayment (soft/insulated) topped with roll-...
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How to level a sloping concrete slab with a 2” difference?

I know this sounds bad and I need to give some backstory to not sound off the alarms... I’m going to give the main question first and then backstory below so you know I’m not crazy. Question: We have ...
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engineered or solid wood flooring over plywood subfloor

I wonder if anyone can help! I live in a first floor flat in an old listed building and have recently had 18mm ply laid over my whole floor, over the old floorboards, this was needed in order to level ...
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laying plywood flooring over potential asbestos floor tiles

I have removed old carpet in the main bedroom which has exposed potential asbestos containing floor tiles (this is not confirmed but the look of them and age of the house is a strong give away that ...
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Preparing concrete slab for porcelain tile after removing vinyl tiles and mastic

My bathroom has VAT (vinyl asbestos tile) and I have taken to removing it by steaming the tiles and peeling them up slowly. For the black mastic underneath I am using BlueBear 500MR which is just a ...
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