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By james On January 26
This is an article in the Think Before You Do series. When you plan a renovation project involving your basement ceiling or the flooring on the main floor it is very important to first asses the state of the main floor structure.
Laminate flooring is a very good choice for families with pets and children as it is more dent and stain resistant than hardwood flooring. You selected your laminate flooring and wonder if you can install it yourself. Installing laminate flooring is both easy and rewarding – you can show your skill and save money [...]
You noticed that your basement or garage floor needs some patching and leveling. No problem, here are easy to follow steps on how to repair, fix or patch uneven concrete surface and missing cement pieces or cracked cement or concrete surfaces.
Your beautifull wood flooring has simply cracked or someone dear dropped a heavy toy or household item and made a significant gouge onto its surface. The looks of your wood flooring has definitely been ruined and, if left untreated, the crack or gouge will only become larger. With some small tools, wood putty, matching [...]
Installing a floor in your basement may require leveling the cement floor, if uneven. Do not atempt to level out the grading of the floor as 1/2″ distributed over 4 linear foot is typically required for drainage of condensed moisture.
Installing a basement floor can be extremely easy especially if you are planing to install carpet as subfloors are not required for carpet unless the basement suffers from excessive moisture. For all the other floor covering types it is strongly recommended to install a basement subfloor.
By admin On August 1
If ceramic tiles, porcelain, or stone coverings are installed on cement subfloors, it is highly recommended to install a crack isolation membrane to waterproof the floor coverings and protect them from the movement of the cement floor.
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You realized that your floors are not soundproof enough and you are looking for a floor soundproofing solution. Cork underlayment is the best soundproofing material available that can be used to soundproof any residential floor.
Floor coverings are an integral part of any interior design. They interact with other design elements of the room and have a great influence on the way your home interior look like. Hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiles, carpet, vinyl, concrete, linoleum, palm, cork or bamboo flooring … which floor covering is most suite and what [...]
Installing cork flooring tiles provides a number of benefits such as excellent soundproofing, static resistence, great floor surface insulation and exquisite looks and visual appearence. In addition, cork flooring is a natural, environmentally friendly, renewable and easy recyclable product.
You plan to install a new ceramic floor or a vinyl floor and the thickness of the underlayment is a concern. Cement boards provide a less thicker, exceptionally hard, and durable underlayment. It is better than plywood and efectively prevents the growth of mold and mildew.
By admin On July 27
Before making any plans, evaluate the existing floor, including the subfloor and the floor covering. It may be that the subfloor needs repairs. On the bright side, you may be able to install the new floor covering on top of the old one. As a result you may shorten the project’s time and save [...]
By admin On July 18
Rubber floor coverings are scuff and stain resistent, resilent, durable, stable, hold very well under heavy use, and easy to maintain. Rubber floors are perfect for your weights room, home gym, or home fitness room, and are relatively easy to install.
You decided, or only mearly agreed, to finish the basement or paint the garage floor but you noticed some cracks in the concrete and you do not know what to do. Fear not, here is a simple way of repairing cracks in any concrete floor.