Mar , Ideally the subfloor (in this case, a concrete slab) is level However, the crew found that the concrete had a slight crown in the middle The difficulty in leveling the concrete is that shims are not water resistant, and they can potentially compromise the waterproof barrier To address this, Steve cut thin strips of
Every drop of water that is allowed to reach the flooring (meaning the sub floor and joists under the floor covering as well as the insulation) can get damaged It can rot and It s not easy Using a waterproof membrane will help keep the bathroom dry and allow you some peace of mind that you won t have to do it all again.
Flanges for use in basement waterproofing systems, and methods for their installation are disclosed The flange may be installed at the interface between the foundation wall and footing at the sub floor level The flange comprises an angular portion extending from a vertical portion The flange may also include a lip to
Jan , Question What type of subfloor do I have and where are the new floors going Okay There is one area of settling in the subfloor that I will need to pay to have fixed before the new flooring can go in Scratch resistant laminate, engineered hardwoods, or waterproof carpet are good options to consider.
Sep , Just for the record, here are the waterproof carpet samples They are beautiful too, aren t they I love that this carpet has a waterproof backing and water does not penetrate the pad or subfloor That s a really neat product for busy households with kids and pets It also has a stain guard built in for extra stain
Jan , When it arrived we started the planning process right away We had a few things we needed to do to ready the space, empty it (we had SO MUCH stuff in there), clean, waterproof, change windows, etc You can read all about it here Basement Waterproofing, Changing Windows, and more Once that was
Needless to say it is very affordable and gave me the peace of mind about a COMPLETELY waterproof, non leaking shower! Your tile is either moving (could be the subfloor is moving, not enough thinset securing the floor, no room for expansion near the walls) or the space between tiles is too large for non sanded grout).
Nov , After mulling over my choices when all my samples arrived, I decided to try the waterproof vinyl planks offered by Shaw called Floorte They truly are waterproof and even after The installer told me that no underlayment goes under these planks when it s floated on concrete The flexing is very minor.
Aug , Pergo s Particular Style of Laminate Flooring Pergo Outlast laminate flooring bonds several layers of material together under extreme heat and pressure Pergo has been doing this for over years, so they know what they re doing The underlayment comes pre attached to the bottom of each interlocking
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