It depends on what kind of flooring you want to install, and what is already on the floor. If you are going to install a sheet vinyl, and there is more than one layer of existing flooring you will have to remove the old flooring. Then you will probably have to install 1/4 luan or plywood underlay first. Then you will have a nice smooth surface for the new floor. If there is only one layer of existing flooring and it is smooth and tight you should be able to install the new vinyl right over it. Some vinyls have to be glued fully, and then there are others that are only perimeter glue. You should remove the stool, install the new floor, a new seal under the stool and replace it.
Q:What is the size of the plastic floor?
General Coil: Thick (1.6mm-3.0mm) * Width 1.83m * Length 15m
Q:floor joist problem...HELP please!!?
Wishing for a 2010 baby, Sounds like to me that you have a sub-floor plywood problem. Since you can see the sub-floor plywood, the labor cost is going to be cheaper now to repair it. Also sounds to me that the previous owner didn`t use a shower curtain, which caused this problem. You an your hubby might have to replace the sub-floor plywood in the bathroom only. Or at least replace the plywood up against the tub. Use sub-floor glue when replacing the plywood. This will stop any squeak's later on. And I recommend you use 2 inch drywall screws to secure the plywood to the floor joist. This will also prevent 'squeaking' later on. You might have to add some lumber(extra floor joists) just next to the tub area. Note: If tiling the floor, use concrete board over 3/4 inch thick sub-floor plywood. If not tile, then what ever size sub-floor thickness you have now will do. Another suggestion; If replacing any carpet in your new home, screw the sub-floor plywood down with 2 inch screws every 8 inches on only the floor joists before installing new carpet. I Hate squeaking floors. Good luck with your new home and your new baby/baby`s. Hoped this helped. Doing most of the work yourself will save you money. + or - $500.00 labor,$500.00 material.
Q:Sawing the floor with a broom will not damage the floor
Choose a brush more soft broom on the line, so how will not damage the wood floor. Wood flooring is based on maintenance.
Q:How do I wax a floor, what product do I use?
be very careful and make sure the floor is VERY clean they have mop and glow and it seems to work really well follow the instructions
Q:How do I get my floors to shine?
have learned the more product you use the worse they are...a wet clean cloth and a dry cloth works the best. some mops are the worse to use, ...like the swifter sweeper some prefer a bona product...but I would not waste a lot of money on an apartment floor..a wet cloth and a dry cloth are cheap.. I would never use ammonia to clean anything if you have cats in the house...also I don't think a degreaser is a good idea.. I do agree with the suggestion about shoes in the house and on the floor plus a good door mat..although if you take off the shoes then it should be cleaner. the sealant may be a situation but it sounds like the floors are fairly new try the wet and dry cloth...it's great exercise *(*
You could try scraping it off with a scotch brite pad and some water. You could try a razor blade but try it without cutting the floor. Otherwise, you could try a solvent or mastic / glue removal. If it's fresh vinyl, you could easily mark up the vinyl. Make sure it's completely dry before removing the excess so you don't ruin it. You could get the glue remover at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware store. You could also try the link below. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Q:What is a good flooring?
I sell floors for a living. Your tile company should have installed backerboard under that tile. If it has been less than a year (most companies have a one year labor warranty) MAKE THEM FIX IT. If their labor warranty is expired, sue them and make them fix it anyways. You paid good money for that floor...make them do it again right. And you can install most any floor covering you want over a plywood floor. If you don't like the cleanability of ceramic (grout can be a pain to maintain), then consider a solid vinyl tile, like Adura from Mannington. That's what I have in my house. Love it, easy to keep. Good luck
Q:Why do Koreans sleep on the floor?
No we don't... I know that at least I don't anways... but it's sort of a tradition kind of thing for others i guess.... although I have never met any korean who sleeps, sits, or eats on the floor. My family sleeps on beds, sits in chairs, and eats at the dining table. I sleep in a bed, sit on beanbag chairs, and eat in my bed....
Q:floor polishing or stripping?
The process of stripping a floor is to remove all the build up wax that accumulates in time . Polishing is to shine the wax that you apply to it , you can polish with a floor polisher every day if you wish to take scuff marks off and dust at the same time . I have always used paste wax when I polished my floors and stripped them down with Varsol You can purchase a floor polisher that serves dual purpouse ,it comes with felt pads for polishing and scrubby pads for stripping. You can also rent a machine for this type of job Home Depot rents them out.