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Can You Put Vinyl Plank Flooring Over Ceramic Tile? | Nadine Floor Company

Vinyl flooring is considered the simplest flooring installed material a person can come across. This material is growing in popularity because it can really give a room a whole new feel. Moreover, there are many designs a person can choose from when it comes to vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring can be used as an original floor or as a remodel. Especially when it comes to remodeling, homeowners have raised a lot of questions and expressed interest. In particular, they are asking if it's necessary to remove the current flooring before installing the luxury vinyl flooring.

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Unique flooring recommendations for condo?

cork flooring is a great idea it keep the noise down and looks great

I accidentally installed hardwood flooring backwards for half the room. Now what?

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take the boards out one at a time with a flat bar. I have successfully installed used hardwood flooring

easiest flooring for self installation?

Concrete will remain cold. If floor is level, can use laminate flooring then throw rugs for foot comfort. Or carpet with extra padding under it. If have several rooms, may find size needed from carpet remnants from carpet stores. Vinyl will add comfort with throw rugs for feet, too. I would suggest carpet. Can do it yourself and give comfort.

Vinyl Carpet Run for rabbit s flooring?

Not sure what vinyl carpet run flooring is but you could try foam tiles. They are usually sold for babies. They are soft but they are not like bedding, blankets, carpet etc. I do not think a rabbit would be tempted to pee on them.

how to get a round carpet flooring in animal crossing wild world?

Saharah the Camel will not give you the round carpet. She gives you rare flooring and wallpaper (ancient tile, shoji screen, etc.) Go to Tom Nook's store every day and see if the round carpet is there. He sells it. You just need to check.

how much of an expansion gap for solid wood flooring?

3mm at either side of the room is plenty can be covered by a quadrant moulding or a colour fill sillicone alternatively carefully remove the skirting boards let the flooring run underneath them then replace the skirting boards no gap seen!

What colour of walls and flooring for white kitchen?

the walls you could do maroon/red or dark green to stand out the kitchen and the flooring i would go with tan or light brown with white

Asbestos in house flooring? Advice?

It sounds like contractor time.But this could be expensive.I read that you should not use power tools if you are removing it your self.Scrape or pull up the tiles.But wet them down first,this keeps the particles from being air born.Then they suggested to not sand the glue from the flooring because of any remaining particles. Then what do you do with the crap you have removed?If you just bought the house it should have a disclosure in the contract about the last owners responsibility's.Check out the laws in this case

How to relay carpet and tile flooring?

Its possible to do with carpet, pick up and re lay it in a different area. But you must have a carpet installer measure both to see if its possible , size wise. Carpet can be seamed together. Any tile it would be impossible to take up and redo it. You ll save a few pcs but the majority will break. Whether its a vinyl tile or ceramic that won t work sorry. There are nice looking flooring options in vinyl thats cheap and user friendly . Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. GL

Im installing hardwood floor planks. How do I repair a unlevel section of flooring?

You will not have good luck stapling/nailing through the cement leveling compound. You are going to have to either fix what is causing the unlevel spot or shim the hardwood. You can use 1/4" plywood and or layers of 15LB roofing felt. to shim. You might need to use longer nails in the low spots to be sure they penetrate the subfloor. This is what my buddy who owns a flooring business told me when I did my floors.

flooring question - removal of carpet?

If the floor still stinks go to your local specialty pet store and look for a product called 'Simple Solution'. It is made especially to get pet odors out of concrete and flooring:)

what's a wood-like flooring that you can apply on uneven flooring?

I find that hard to believe. I mean if the basic floor is uneven how could anything just "level" out the floor. What I suggest- as I had done in my kitchen- is to have a thin layer of "underlayment" put down first to level it out. Then put the actual floor on top of that.

I just bought my first house and it is all wood flooring. It is the real wood flooring not the laminate...?

If its real hard wood floor simply mop it with warm water. Cleaning with any chemicals will only ruin the wood. This is what many professional floor experts recommend.

Should I self-install or hire a pro to install cork flooring?

Do it your self .. Save money.. Getting started straight is the key. Start 3/4/5 rows and let set several hours or all night.. Clean flooring of any extra glue. After is is set up you ll be able to do any more amount of wood you need since pushing it together and or having to "tap" it together can be !! having it all move around on you. Have 2 trowels, one to use and the other soaking at times to be ready to clean. This way glue won t build up as much and you ll get proper spread.Get proper trowel too.It ll take a special trowel for adhesive.. GL

I am fixing my boxer a dog lot outide and was wanting ideas on what type of flooring to use?

You will have to use something like pea gravel.Poured concrete with rubber tiles covering would be your best bet as far as comfort and clean up.You can rinse and turn the rock to keep it clean. Straw and/or cedar chips are good for bedding but not for flooring.They will absorb the dog waste and rain etc. and will mold and rot.

Does anyone know where a tile outlet or discount flooring oultet in the Charlotte NC area?

Have they done away with the telephone's Yellow Pages ?? Ask a clerk at most any hardware store. Ollie's discount store (like Big Lots) has flooring.

Please, I need suggestions on the best product to clean wood flooring. Not so much for polishing as cleaning.?

OMG!! I would like to see the answers u get b/c I do h/c for an elder & she has wood flooring too. & she told me to clean just as u have been doing.she was told that any floor cleaner would strip it & make it look dull.

allure vinyl flooring wood look planks look like wood feel like wood new at home depot.any information?

The technology for vinyl plank flooring has been around for quite awhile. They are very durable and suitable for many homes on the market today. You should compare prices and make a decision based on a reasonable budget. You need to figure out the TOTAL cost for each option. Hardwood is expensive and labor intensive. Sanding is a mess. Stain and urethane can be a very powerful odor, enough to make you nausea and have severe headaches. Odor subsides within a couple of days though. Vinyl floors or floating floors typically need a thick membrane between it and the sub floor. Not much of an expense but it should be factored in when making your decision. They both will need shoe mold or quarter round. The hardwood process will span several days, the laminate should take 1 day, depending on the specific job. Although I can not say for certain, I would expect hardwood to be several times more expensive.

A friend from work sold us flooring and helped us install. How much should I pay him for installation?

If you think he really needs cash $20 per hour. If you think he is not in a money crunch the same amount $20 x hours worked, but a gift card at his favorite restaurant. It is always better to overcompensate a friend than to create any hard feelings. Find out how much the flooring cost and pay him that amount also. Many people forget you are paying for more than labor, you owe him for organizing the work, instructing the other workers, probably delivering the materials. Plus the time he was away from his family. Sometimes the best of friends will suddenly become overbooked should you ask them to help an a project, or to help you move, borrow their car,etc. This guy stepped up and helped you out. Do not short him on compensation.

what kind of wood flooring would you put into a boat?

if it will be covered by carpet or something, marine grade plywood. seal it 1st to give that extra moisture protection. or there is plastic panel flooring avaible too.

how do you find out what type of foundation/ flooring a property has?

foundation & flooring are two different things, the building depts plans for the structure is in there files if its after 1955, otherwise, get under the house at the crawl space and chk for the foundation if thats your quest, or take up a corner of the carpet in a closet to see if you Hardwood, plywood, pressboard, OSB, subfloor (2x6) (t & g) or whatever. But in an effort to help you further, we need to know what you real quest is??

what is th newest of and lattest flooring i should put in my Great Room?

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home ballet studio flooring?

This Site Might Help You. RE: home ballet studio flooring? my parents just bought a house, and we're planning on making my room into a ballet studio by putting in sprung floors (throughout the room) and area rugs around my bed (I'm getting a bed from this Italian space-saving murphy bed company called Clei to have as much room as possible to dance,...

Installing engineered wood flooring with baseboard radiators?

This Site Might Help You. RE: Installing engineered wood flooring with baseboard radiators? I am looking at installing floating 3/8" or 5/16" engineered wood floors in an 90 year old house that has perimeter hot-water base-board radiators around almost every exterior wall. These are the units aobut 6" high with a flanged radiant core housed in an overhanging metal housing with an...

can rubber flooring be recycled ?

Look in the yellow pages of your area to see if you have a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. They take donate building supplies. If they can not use it, they may be able to tell you who could use it. If you can not find a number, try contacting Home Depot or Lowe s, they both do work with Habitat. You can also try your local high school shop class. They might have use for the flooring. There are places springing up all over the country that take used/new building materials and then resell it to their customers. It a good way to recycle without filling our landfills.

I am looking to cover some old parquet flooring .........?

Carpet tiles are a good choice. Do not make work for yourself. If the parquet is in fair shape just go over it. If its over a plywood subfloor, you can nail down any loose pieces or staple them down with a crown stapler. If the parquet is crappy and layed over a cement slab, you have to pull it up. (Stay away from snap together laminate flooring unless you are planning to sell.)

Laminate wood flooring in kitchen... Good or bad idea? Will spills ruin it?

We had laminate flooring in the kitchen and it looked awesome till the drain backed up and the dishwasher dumped gallons and gallons of water on it. Then the edges puckered up and split and broke. We replaced it with tile. Regular spills wo not hurt it but large overflows will.

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I would lie on the floor next to her feeding bowl - full of her next feed of course - and entice her to come and eat; and I would not not let her sit on me while she eats! - (Cats are very good at making up their own rules!) If she wo not stand on the floor to eat; walk away and leave her for an hour (or two - if you think it appropriate) then try again. Sooner or later she will be hungry enough to eat whilst standing on the floor - when she does, stroke her and tell her what a good girl she is - then finish her mealtime by giving her a treat she's particularly fond of. Whatever it was that scared her off the floor will eventually become a distant memory - which pales into insignificance when compared to the praise and treats she gets for standing on the floor. You should also notice anytime she stands on the floor without being 'bribed' and reward her then too... Actually - I think your cat could be PRETENDING to be scared of the floor as a way of getting lots of extra praise and extra treats... I warned you cats love to make up their own rules did not I!!! If, after all your efforts, she STILL is not happy with the flooring; have the laminate and carpets ripped up and have cardboard laid everywhere. .. she's worth it!.1. What do you recommend to clean laminate flooring?I put laminate flooring throughout a house, and never used anything but vinegar and water to clean it (as directed by the installer). It not only cuts any grease and grime, but absorbs odors in the room as well2. Is there health and safety info on the components used in laminate flooring?Is laminate flooring safe? 13th June 2008 Author: Laminateexperter Views: 104 Is laminate flooring safe? Many people like laminate flooring due to its features. But they have a doubt: Is it safe? Unlike marble, granite, ceramic tile and concrete, this product does not contain radioactive substance. The key factor is its content of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is contained in not only laminate flooring but also furniture, paint, glue and other interior decorative materials. Formaldehyde is a kind of chemic gas. If formaldehyde release exceeds some extent in the air, it will harm people's nose, eye, respiratory system, etc. and conduce to dermatosis, rhinopharyngocele, leukaemia, etc. The formaldehyde for laminate flooring is contained in its support material. It is used to make aniline-formaldehyde resin which has strong capacity of agglutination. This kind of resin acts as mucilage glue for the support material. It is cheap. And it can add to the antisepsis, hardness and insect resistance. So it is the first choice of agglutination materials for veneer. The formaldehyde in the support material will not come out at once. The release period is up to different conditions of temperature, humidity and the quality of the surface. The period will last at least 12 years. So many countries have relevant regulations for formaldehyde release of veneer. For example, EU set us 3 grades for formaldehyde release: E1 ((10mg/1 00g),E2 (40mg/100g) and E3 (100mg/100g). E1 rating products can be used for interior purpose directly. E2 rating products can be used after the treatment of surface. In fact, minim formaldehyde release can not do harm to people's body. So you can feel free to use eligible laminate flooring. Tags: mucilage, resin, first choice, veneer, ceramic tile, formaldehyde, respiratory system, marble granite, temperature humidity, support material, aniline, laminate flooring, relevant regulations, insect resistance, 100g, radioactive substance, conduce, decorative materials, agglutination, release period3. Can you place self-adhesive tile on top of laminate flooring?? Will it adhere well??Remember, in any remodeling project, your results are only as good as your preparation.That being said, how good of shape is your granny's linoleum in? Any bubbles, rips, tears or ripples if you get on your hands and knees and look across the floor? When you set a marble on the floor, does it stay in one place, or roll across to the frig? Then there is the wax factor. Have you thoroughly stripped all the accumulated wax, grime and crud on the lino? And then washed and dried the floor afterward? If you've done all of the prep work, the floor is in excellent condition and you insist on using peel and stick floor tile, at least spend the extra few dollars and get the good tile. Not the thinnest cheapest stuff on the shelf. You will thank me later
How Do You Remove Laminate Flooring That Was Put Down and Glued to the Floor?
How Do You Remove Laminate Flooring That Was Put Down and Glued to the Floor?
You need a sharp scraping tool that you can stand up and put alot of strength into it!1. What are the tools I need to install my laminate flooring?Here is a small list of the tools you will require to install laminate flooring; Hammer Craft knife or "Utility knife" Measuring Tape T-Square Pencil Saws: table, miter, circular, hand, jigsaw Drill Sealant gun for applying adhesives or sealant to trims, etc. Screwdrivers3. How do I ensure my concrete floor is "flat" for laminate flooring?To use the string method you need a length of strong string and a tool called a line level . The line level cost's under 5 bucks . What you do is anchor one end of the string to the wall at a specific height using whole numbers- [If you use 3' you can use a 4' level to insure that you have a perpendicular measurement to the floor ] hook the line level on the string and with the help of an assistant stretch the string to the opposite wall. When the string is level ,anchor it. You now have a level line across the room. Take your tape measure and measure the distance from the line to the floor along various points. Record on a piece of graph paper , change locations and repeat as needed. You will wind up with a topographical profile of your floor.5. Hardwood Floor or laminate flooring I have a boxer dog?Hardwood is always preferable to laminate if you can afford it. Scratches can be easily sanded out and/or restained. That can not be done with laminate. I am a stickler for the real stuff, so if you can afford to have it laid and then stained, as opposed to the pre-finished variety, it will last a lifetime AND stand up to you pooch. Not only that, it adds to your equity. I am an interior designer and have worked with many homes built in the '20s and before. In almost every case, the hardwood floors are original and often only require minimal repair.7. will i have to remove trim/panel around bottom wall in order to install laminate flooring?You will either have to remove just the trim ( base) , or add a 1/4 round ( shoe molding) to the base after to cover the gap needed that must be left around any solid or fixed fixture to allow any laminate to float, move, expand and contract. REmoving it must be done with care as not to break it. But these can be reused, even given a new look with fresh paint if you d like or replace w/ new and stained, All up to you. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. I ve attended several seminars on installation , as well as installed a few 100,000 s/f.. GL8. Is laminate flooring hard to keep clean?Usually it is very easy to keep clean. However there are various qualities of laminate. A cheap one might discolor easy. Textured will hide dust and has to be vacuumed. Some are better than others. It is more durable than any flooring except vinyl. The better quality laminates can withstand harder impacts without scratching than any hardwood. And they wo not discolor in the next decade like hardwood definitely will.9. Installing bamboo laminate flooring with padding built in and pieces won't fit together well....?I installed 'swift lock' a couple of years ago and it has the backing also. The 48 hr waiting period is for temp. acclamation and expansion. Fitting the pieces together is not bad once you get the hang of it. You have to get the butt ends of two pieces to be even before you can attach them to a row. The challenge is the long runs of four or more boards. It would have been easier if I had help..tough for one person. Good luck, I love mine.
12 Contemporary-style Condos Available in D.C.'s Glover ...
12 Contemporary-style Condos Available in D.C.'s Glover ...
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Remodeling My Basement, Can I Use Laminate Flooring?
Remodeling My Basement, Can I Use Laminate Flooring?
You can but, if you have sump-pump failure it may ruin it... You can use peel n stick flooring.. It's durable comes in many finishes/textures and wears really, really well. Our basement has had many issues with flooding and the flooring has held up very, very well. It's well over 20 yrs. old... ! The newer styles, colors are very nice and I think on a home improvement show on HGTV one of the designers used some that looked like hardwood floors ! I've seen rock patterns as well as more traditional styles.. I would use that especially if you are doing a large space... My neighbor has had "sump pump" issues and she has waterproof carpet in her basement.. It looks like a berber.. We simple vacuumed it with a wet/dry shopvac.. and ran some fans and dehumidifers and the carpet eventually dried out... ! It was a long process though... Our basment we just shopvac would and mopped everything down with bleach/water... Very easy to clean and maintain... Even though it's older and could used replaced it's not bad... Good luck1. Is it possible to install laminate flooring over ceramic tile and preserve the integrity of the tile?Are you talking about a glueless laminate? If you are using glueless laminate like a Pergo floor then you would be ok, not ideal but it would work. If you are talking about something like linoleum that requires glue then the only way to make that work is to lay a subfloor over the tile. As soon as you put any adhesive on the tile and grout then you are asking for trouble when you want to change back to the tile.2. Cost of laying laminate flooring?you can get it likely in the $1.50 - $4.00 /sq ft (not including materials)3. I am going to put kitchen cabinets and laminate flooring my house and i dont no were to start. does the cabine?I agree with Kayak up there. We had laminate in our kitchen until the dish washer backed up and soaked the entire floor. Then it curled and stunk because the water under the floor could not dry up. We pulled it all up and put down ceramic tile. Water can not hurt it. I agree with her on the color choices too. Complimenting is better than matching when the areas are so big4. How can I remove floor polish buildup from my laminate flooring?They make special compounds called "strippers" to remove wax buildup. I am NOT sure which ones are for laminates, so read carefully on the instructions. It sounds like you might have put it on too heavy, and it dried unevenly. Perhaps you need a to run a floor polisher or buffer over the floor to remove the streaks and "shine" up the finish. These are usually available at rental centers.5. Can anyone tell me the basic uses of Grand Wood Hollow Core Particleboard?Because chipboard is not considered a "beautiful" wood, the most common uses involve applications as a base or foundation, where the chipboard itself would ultimately be covered up. Most laminate countertops have a chipboard base, and many types of laminate flooring are installed over chipboard. Because of its low cost, chipboard is commonly used to build low-cost indoor furniture, especially the kind shipped in a flat-pack. High-density chipboard is rigid, durable, heavy, and even flame-retardant, making it a useful, yet inexpensive material6. can you hide asbestos tiles with laminate flooring?You are fine to cover over it. In fact it is the safest way to deal with it. Removal will disturb the particles that are harmful to your health and they may be blown everywhere instead of contained to the flooring they are a part of at this time. Be sure to use the membrane underlayment with the new laminate and taping the edges will not hurt to keep the asbestos in place. As a tenant the entire project it seems would be the owners responsibility and not yours though7. What do i need to consider when laying laminate flooring over wood sub floor.?Cover old, uneven floorboards with hardboard. . Lay the sheets across the floorboards, staggering the joints and fixing with panel pins every 100mm or so around the edge and at 150mm spacing in the middle to prevent movement.
Laminate Flooring and Cleaning? Please Help! :)?
Laminate Flooring and Cleaning? Please Help! :)?
I have laminate flooring and all I do is clean it with a mop with a removable, washable microfiber cloth.. The microfiber cloth really picks up all the dirt and it dries almost instantly. I simply run the cloth under hot water, wring it out and go over the floor. If there are any sticky spots, I give it a small squirt of Windex and wipe it up right away. The other good thing about the microfiber cloth is that it does not put a lot of water on the floor, you have to be very careful because if the joints get wet, they will swell and the floor will be ruined. Always vacuum beforehand to get any dirt up that might scratch the floor when you clean it. The floor is always nice and shiny when it dries, I mop it every day, just give it a quick once over. The wet feet stain might be something that you can not fix. The water may have sat on the floor too long and lifted the finish. Because laminate is like fibreboard with a picture of wood grain then a coating, there is little you can do about the finish once it's gone. The key is proper maintenance Good luck:)1. Carpet replacement with laminate flooring - Good idea?Go with real hardwood. For the price of a good laminate and installation you can get a cheaper hardwood and installation. Hardwood will add more value, look better, feel more solid to walk on, have les isuues with a heavy pool table being on it, and wood floors can be refinished in the future2. I have dark cherry cabinets with black granite countertops. What color of laminate flooring could I use?You left out the color of your appliances but I would recommend stainless for them then use a deep oak on the floor that will mostly accent the cabinets and also the counters. The cabinets will visually take up more space so you will need so address them first when choosing color. Use a coordinating color on the walls to pull it all together. I've done many a home remodeling project and color choices are many and mostly vary according to taste3. I found the laminate flooring display called "CAROLINA LIFESTYLES", are they good quality?My experience tells me that most laminate flooring is not good quality. I believe if you want the look of wood, you should just get real wood floors4. In our kitchen we have white appliances and walnut cabinets. What color laminate flooring should we buy?Personally I would NOT put laminate flooring in a kitchen or a bathroom, and the manufacturers usually recommend against using it in areas where there may be water. I have done that with horrible results when the sink leaked and ruined the underlayment of the floor. We ended up replacing half of the kitchen floor TWICE. Then we ended up putting in porcelain ceramic tiles, which after 3 years and heavy use still looks like new! There is also more color and type selection with tile. I think some of the other posters above are confusing LAMINATE with VINYL flooring. I have not seen marbled white laminate (but I do know they now make a faux tile that is laminate, but still NOT water resistant)5. How do I ensure my concrete floor is "flat" for laminate flooring?You do not really have to have perfectly level concrete to lay the floor. You need a flat surface not necessarily level floor. I have laminate over concrete in my house I did not check for level except visually for anything really off, it is fine. If you really want to you can use a string line in several places. Along opposite walls staple a string 3 inches from the floor. measure to the floor in different places along the string if it is more or less than it is out of level. NOBODY DOES THIS WHEN LAYING FLOOR. As long as it is close that is fine, just ask the place where you bought the flooring it comes with complete instructions.6. What is the best way to wash laminate flooring?There are cleaners out there expressly for laminates. Not knowing the brand of laminate, I would suggest a laminate cleaner made by Capture. Spray on and wipe off. It is not recommended to bleach or even mop laminate floors. If you are trying to get it shiny looking, it may not be possible due to the finish of the final product. Some laminates have higher gloss levels than others and it sounds like yours may have more of a matte finish so your scrubbing is a moot point. Know that laminate is a cinch to remove and replace- you could always look into a renovation!.
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