How to select the right flooring for your home Selecting the right flooring for your home can be a tough decision. Flooring sets the tone for the rest of the room and not only has to meet your interior style preferences but also be suitable for your lifestyle. There are so many different types of flooring to choose from with all of them touting different features and benefits.
Before making a flooring purchase, you should ask yourself some basic questions to determine what features are important to you. · What room(s) in your home is the flooring going to be installed in? · Do you have pets and/or children?
· How much can you spend on flooring and installation costs? · Do you prefer a floor that has low maintenance requirements? Your answers to these questions can help guide you in selecting the right flooring for your home.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, one flooring category to consider is sheet vinyl.
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I have 1800 sq ft of 18x18 ceramic tile in my home, can you put wood flooring over it?
U can put laminate flooring over it if your tile floor is flat with no humps, etc.
That stuff is not glued or nailed
hallway / kitchen flooring question?
we have friends who built a house - very pricey - but they paid for ceramic tile in the foyer and hall and then laid linoleum down in the kitchen to save money. it looks cheap - which is what it was.
if it was another flooring of the same quality, it may have looked better to me.cuz it was still basically the same color. i would not make it a drastic color change if you do it.
What do you call the piece of wood/metal that you lay on the floor between two rooms if the flooring is uneven?
âA levelerâ, now that's funny. They are called transitions strips.
They come in different styles to accommodate different heights in the opposing floorings
what is suggested for flooring for public areas in apartment buildings?
quick fix and cheap (wo not last too many years) is vinyl flooring-sheet goods (linolium).better and longer lasting and more money is to use ceramic tile or go with VCT tile (like grocery stores)
Does flooring need to be consistent throughout an entire house?
Since you are splitting the flooring between upstairs and downstairs there should be very little problems. I think that it would actually be nice and it would help to give the second floor an identity of its own. I have Tile in my kitchen and bathrooms, and carpet in my bedrooms, while the hallway and living room are wood.
We own a ranch and everyone thinks it is beautiful. The separation will only help to show off that there are two distinct floors in your home. Character is a major key to any house, so go with what you like.
What are the best ways to advertise my timber flooring business?
It depends! If you have enough cashflow (a stable business, that makes stable sales) do yourself a favor and go to Cardone Kern Branding Agency they are experts in bringing you sales for the money you invest (every dollar you spend will come back with some of his friends).
If you are working on a tight budget (you are the only one working and have to do everyactivity) then post you ads in Youtube (there are videos on how to open an Adwords account and how to upload videos on youtube). Cheers!What are the best ways to advertise my timber flooring business?
can we pour concrete over plywood for flooring?
There are instances that special types of concrete can be done over a ply wood flooring.
It depends on what you are doing to the finished floor. For example. I used to do a cement base for ceramic tile.
The is an 100 yr old process and this have held up for years. But this is a special method. If your referring to regular poured cement over plywood, generally not because of the weight.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar . GL
is my flooring installer telling the truth about laminate repair?
THREE WRONG ANSWERS.
Self locking laminate CANNOT be cut out and replaced.Since it s impossible to relock these pcs like this. Cut out method was used in the old glued edges in laminate flooring.
Your installer is telling you the way it is. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. I ve attended several installation seminars as well as installed a couple 100,000 s/f.
The last thing i would put in a basement or bathroom is wood. Wood does not take moisture well at all and absorbs moisture even in the air.
Concrete is the best place for ceramic that's why when it's a wood floor they put concrete backer boards down. I would sugest caramic, vinyl or the newer pvc flooring made by balta it comes in alot of patterns and moves just like a laminate floor
Should I be taping down the vapour barrier on my concrete flooring around the edge?
I think you will find that you need an adhesive to hold it in place; and tape wo not do the job on concrete.
It will peel up because it can not adhere. Talk with a flooring company about what is best.
Why is it so difficult to find Pergo (wood) flooring?
i worked a home depot and we sold it there. and we could order any kind of flooring you wanted try homedepot.com
Best flooring for 3 big dogs?
Stone/ceramic tile is the best for that situation. Short berber should be ok - it's just going to be a high maintainence situation - constan t cleaning and replacement. Just part of the price of owning pets.
** My nephew already ruined his 1 month old laminate flooring with 1 large dog running around - I tried to warn him :) hehe
what's an advantage and a disadvantage to having asphalt, rubber, or wood flooring in a horse stall?
Asphalt. Advantage: It's durable and does not absorb water.
Disadvantage: It's hard on the joints while they are standing, and unforgiving when they go to roll - they may bang themselves up. Most expensive, must be professionally laid. Rubber: Advantage: It does not absorb moisture and it's softer and easier on their joints and skin.
Easy to install. Disadvantage: It can be slippy and you have to clean under it sometimes. On dirt, it shifts and sags and poses a tripping hazard.
Wood flooring: Advantage: Softer, more forgiving than asphalt; keeps them dryer. Cheapest alternative. Disadvantages: Splinters.
Wear from horse shoes. Smell if urine puddles underneath. Must be properly installed and maintained or a foot can go through and be trapped, causing severe injuries.
which hardwood flooring to use, woven bamboo walnut or bamboo toast?
well . .
I personally think that hardwood looks better over time, as each piece has it's own characteristic . . you look at a couple of pieces of the bamboo flooring and you see activity in it .
. albeit very dense. When you get it on the floor, it looses any characteristics really quick and looks like a field of uniformity.
Not necessarily a bad thing . . .
but it depends on preference. If you want a more relaxed softer look . .
I think hardwood with a beveled edge and a little distressing is the way to go . . if you want ultra-modern .
. then bamboo would be an ok choice.
Asbestos in floor?
I went to homedepot for new flooring. they said they won't remove the lenolium in the?
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RE: Asbestos in floor?I went to homedepot for new flooring. they said they wo not remove the lenolium in the?
kitchen or bathroom unless it is tested for Asbestos. since the rest of the house is carpet it is ok. they said this is a law and law is one yr old.
if i had it done last yr I did not have to find an specialist to do it. and if it has asbestos it will be very costly. has any body done the asbestos.
How do you make laminate flooring sound more solid, less hollow?
Use a second or even a third layer of plastic under the floor. Laminate flooring is inherently noisy, and very thin sounding, unlike glued down or nailed wood planks.
Also the thickness has something to do with it. But if its already a done deal, more plastic underneath. If thats not an option either, then no dice, theres nothing I know of you can apply over the laminate to help this
how can I determine the type of wood flooring I discovered after removing old carpeting?
congratulations, pulling up carpet and finding wood plank flooring is always a treat and maybe a Pandora's box if you do not invest in the proper steps to refinish it. Given the age, you are probably looking at the floor being pine or oak. You can try to hammer a nail into it, if the nail can start to be driven in ,you have pine.
If the nail will not go very far without great resistance then it's no doubt oak. You can also try to press your finger nail into it. pine will start to dent slightly under your nail, oak will not.
learn how to operate a floor sander and refinish them or better yet hire a pro. there is never a home owners job quite as well done as a professionally done job
How do I pull out wood flooring in a kichen in kitchen without pulling out the cabinets?
need more details.
Why do you want to remove the old wood flooring. How old is the house verses the age of the cabinets. The wood might not even run underneath the cabinets.
More info would help.
Has you ever installed pergo flooring yourself?
pergo flooring is easy to install.
the boards snap together with a little persuasion.you will need the installation tools,a miter saw,a hammer, a hand saw, tape measure, a pencil. make sure you buy the rubber padding that goes down under the floor and staple it down.
and leave a 1/4 inch gap between the floor and walls for expansion. you take the base molding off before you start and when you replace it it covers tha gap
In a kitchen remodel, where do you start? Paint first?
Do flooring last?Appliances in last? What order?
Buy Christopher Lowell's book âSeven Layers of Designâ.
I would definitely suggest putting the appliances in last as you will need those floor spaces open to paint and do the flooring
I want to replace my carpet flooring in my car with all rubber flooring.How do I go about doing so?
Look for a car interior shop near you.
I am sure they can set you up with the needed materials
What are the rubber flooring effects on dairy production?
with the aid of fact interior the U.S.
maximum manufacturers do no longer feed sufficient fibre to their cows, so, the cows pass acidotic and get soft ft. we do not choose rubber flooring in Canada with the aid of fact we feed em what they choose up here. Cheers word: bile salts created from cud chewing prevents acidosis.
In a balanced fibre nutrition plan a cow will bite her cud seventy 5 circumstances earlier swallowing, it incredibly is an illustration that your diets are formulated properly. Many manufacturers feed too plenty starch for this reason the cellulitic micro organism of the Rumen are not getting fed the soundness between cellulitic bugs and the starch digesting microbes is lost; rather you turn the cow into an alcoholic. whilst the livestock get acidotic ketones construction up interior the blood and tiny blood vessels interior the hooves get under pressure and burst simular to diabetic rectinopathy.
A nutrition plan containing 60% dry be counted might preclude this. Feeding cows hay. who might have thunk it