Jan , After the water leak, the linoleum flooring had to be removed What was left was a plethora of problem areas Cracks, crumbled concrete and an uneven surface resembling the moon Save Before putting down any new flooring, we had to have a smooth and level surface Adding a self leveler was the best
Jul , I m going to stick to the attic here, but much of what I say could apply to walls or floors, too The first thing to know is that you really have only three choices here Well, OK, you have more than three, but I m mostly going to talk about those three because in terms of what you ll be able to find someone to install
May , I plug in the sander to start the final minutes of finishing sanding on the ground floor The sander doesn t start up Slight confusion I check the socket all is good More confusion I check the cables, but still can t get the machine to start Slight panic starts to kick in Jan the man to the rescue but
Oct , We toured a one bedroom and a two bedroom unit on the second floor In both, exposed concrete slabs show off the building s poured in place concrete construction Knee to ceiling windows let in a good amount of light, though not very much noise as the double pane glass kept the unit relatively quiet.
Feb , OSB provides a reliable, sturdy foundation for squeak free, straight floor systemsprovided a few simple installation best practices are followed Here are nine OSB exposed during construction must be allowed to dry (especially before installing sensitive finish materials such as hardwood flooring).
Mar , Almost immediately after a fresh paint job, small scuffs would slowly appear, exposing the primer beneath Eventually, the treads themselves We painted the stairs (at the tail end of ) using three coats of good quality floor enamel in Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black Essentially, the enamel should hold
Mar , Pressure treating softwood is one way to maintain its soundness when exposed to the elements More on Consequently, hardwood lumber is typically used in fine woodworking, furniture construction, cabinetry, and flooring If you want to can still be a good piece of wood, it s just not as pretty as No .
Dec , The one thing that stands out now is the brush marks of the second coat against the area I did not re coat In hindsight I should have sanded the whole floor and just ran the roller over the old area to ensure a consistent profile It still looks good I am at peace with how it turned out because I am NOT
Mar , I installed a floor made of brown paper and polyurethane in my boy s room last year (read that post HERE), and since then I have gotten a ton of questions about it The original tutorial post currently has comments, most of them questions that I have done my best to answer and keep up with I ve gotten
Jul , For example, casting working of concrete in a second floor portion is started after casting working of concrete in a first floor portion has been completed by constructing a slab in a ceiling portion of the first floor (a floor portion of the second floor) It is not preferable that rain water or the like flows into a lower
Aug , Despite this, the high quality wood seems to be in good condition, and now that the area is exposed, it can dry Leaking lead tee A lead tee connects the bathtub and sink to the cast iron drain pipe Water drips down between floor joists Next, we worked on cutting away the ceiling to uncover the bathtub
Dec , Photo Evan Ackerman IEEE Spectrum iRobot added a new floor tracking sensor underneath the Roomba To directly compare the cleaning patterns of the and the , I put some red LEDs on top of each robot, and took long exposure pictures of each of them It s the best Roomba yet.
Sep , Ledroit Park Where nd St NW Ground Level Unit How Much , When Saturday, to pm and Sunday, to pm Why Historic architecture and modern accents converge in this one bedroom, one bath condo The square foot space has an open floor plan and foot ceilings,
Since wood decks receive constant abuse from the elements, they require periodic cleaning and refinishing to protect them and keep them looking their best Wood movement caused by exposure to the sun and rain can cause nails to work their way out of the board, so drive any protruding nails flush with the surface or
Mar , Our project house will be getting all new flooring, but if you have finish flooring in place, protect that with a heavy canvas drop cloth, or at least tape down some red rosin Cut the studs about an inch long, so you can angle them into place, then tighten them up with a hammer until they re good and snug.
Aug , Cork is a good kitchen flooring idea for a unique texture and a padded feel underfoot Cork is a natural insulator against both temperature change and noise, making it a good choice if you re worried about either issues It s naturally anti microbial, thanks to a waxy substance in the cork, which repels insects
The first section is about stopping a army of ants (ant deterrents) from invading your home, the second one will discuss actual removal methods, the third will Another common mistake is spilling a bit of soda or juice on the floor on your way to watch TV or something and forgetting to wipe it up because after a while,
Oct , Durable, sanitary and unique, this bespeckled surface is a winner for floors, walls, countertops and sinks It can be used only indoors, because it doesn t breathe and the top layer can peel and fade due to UV exposure Floor thickness ? inch It s recommended to reseal about every three to five years.
Nov , A runner leaves some of the hard flooring exposed, which helps create a visual connection between upstairs and down However, if your stairs are not in the best shape (and sometimes you may not find that out until you ve ripped out the old carpeting), it can be more economical to re cover them or
Sep , White framed walls, floors and windows are bright, beautiful, not to mention crisp, clean and simple And I love them In my old house all of our trim is original wood and I ll never paint it Here s why First, our house was built in While we re not sure what month, that makes our abode almost years
Sep , If you live on the first floor, check with neighbors higher up to see if you can crash with them for a couple of days in a worst case flood scenario In the case of a bigger storm like Sandy, it s good to know what your options are Bear in mind that the power might go off in your buildings, turning off elevators.
Mar , So I hope this will be the first of many virtual basement tours where you can learn first hand the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of basement finishing projects This first tour hits The second time they decided to switch to a floating vinyl wood flooring that could withstand a small amount of flooding.
Feb , It s a small studio, not used for anything other than extra storage and styling right now, but it will be occupied by a tenant in the future so we need durable good looking flooring in the bedroom living area that flows into the kitchen (seen here), and potentially the bathroom (seen here) and a product that won t