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How do I fix/cover this hole in my kitchen subfloor?

Given that the finished appearance is entirely unimportant, a simple board spanning beneath the hole is an easy thing to install. It's the same idea as is sometimes used for repairing drywall. Cut a ...
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How do I fix/cover this hole in my kitchen subfloor?

The simplest, safest solution would be to place a piece of sheet metal down (say 4" x 4"). You new range cooker should have adjustable legs to allow for the thickness. If not, put a piece ...
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Installing LVP or LVT laminate flooring in bathroom: what base and side considerations?

I have installed that same flooring over tile there is no problem with that. Remove the toilet and when laying the flooring around the toilet flange add a bead of polyester caulk such as Vulkem ...
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How to remove small nails from Homasote?

I would just start tearing it out. Pulling the nails first would be difficult and take way too much time. Just get a hole started by using a circular saw to cut a hole (where there are no nails) or ...
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Vapor barrier under laminate in Florida humidity

There is a special underlayment that is used for "floating" flooring (either click lock type or edge glued type). It is a plastic backed foam which is sealed together with tape at its joints....
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Best epoxy to seal indoor plywood subfloor?

"Home Depot Has It" is not a great reason to choose an epoxy, since they are not a particularly good epoxy supplier. Online suppliers and West Marine Stores (not, as far as I can tell, ...
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Is particle board suitable as a subfloor patch?

It all depends on what was in the contract to install the heating system. Yes, the boards should have been replaced with the cutout pieced but by who. The heating replacement company might have agreed ...
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Installing LVP or LVT laminate flooring in bathroom: what base and side considerations?

I am currently planning a similar re-flooring job for my small bathroom that has a peel-n-stick vinyl tile floor. I've had many of the same questions as you; here's what I've found out (I'm no expert, ...
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waterproof outdoor landing flooring

I would think about separating the water proofing problem from having-a-nice-floor. Decide what you want for your decking. It doesn't have to prevent water from getting through, just has to be able ...
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waterproof outdoor landing flooring

If the plywood is in good shape, paint it with a waterproofing membrane such as Redguard or Aqua-defense, available from bigbox stores. Apply at least 2 coats. Then you can cover the surface with ...
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Removing Carpet and Linoleum for one unified flooring of LVP

I have installed many a LVP floor in my investment homes, personal residence and for customers. LVP can be very forgiving if they are good quality and min of 5.5mm thick. If the difference in height ...
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What to do with vinyl flooring on landing where it meets the top of steps?

You can create your own vinyl stair nosing using a piece of the plank, a form and a heat gun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v627jfPhNBU
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What to do with vinyl flooring on landing where it meets the top of steps?

I really don't like lapped transitions at stairs. That's a really bad place for a trip hazard, and they always seem to be flexible and creaky, which feels cheap. I'd probably do this: Remove the ...
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What to do with vinyl flooring on landing where it meets the top of steps?

You'd want to use a product like a "vinyl floor overlap stair nose". This term is used at a US-based big-box store and was one of the items that was listed in a search for "vinyl floor ...
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