Q:Do the Europeans make more sense when it comes to floor counting?
Floor 1 is also sometimes called the Ground Floor. (The floor above is 2 and so on.) On many elevators they use G instead of a 1. Below the Ground Floor is the Basement. If there is more than one level below ground, they'll be called a different name which ordinarily describes their function, such as Storage Room, Boiler Room, Utility Room, Morgue, Laundry Room, etc. Mathematically, a Negative describes what does not exist. Apply this concept to a building and it's pretty bizarre. -1 Floor would be the floor which does not exist below the Ground Floor. -2 Floor would be the floor that doesn't exist two stories below the ground floor. Working on this logic, all buildings which do not use the basement-naming method, would have an infinite number of negative floors beneath them, that is, if the floors continued through the Earth's core and on out into space. Therefore, the use of Floor Zero is nominal, and could never be a mathematical construct, any more than the wor Ground Level can be a mathematical construct. My building (US) calls the street level floor Ground Level only, and it's never called the First Floor. The 1st Floor is therefore 2 stories above the street, and so on. If it were possible to think of the Basement as -1 Floor, which of course you can't because to think of it in this way would automatically cause it to not exist, but IF.......In the case of my building, the Basement (-1 Floor) actually IS 2 floors distant from the First Floor. MANY buildings within old cities have this naming style. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... question and fun!
Q:Real Estate agents.............floor time or no floor time?
Most seasoned agents don't even want floor time. Newbies do. There are things you could do on your own to generate leads if you decide to work for a firm that doesn't have floor time. Training is going to be a very important factor when you are new. Without it, you can have all the floor time you want, but if you don't know what to do with all your leads or how to convert them into able buyers or sellers, the floor time leads will end up calling someone else. You will need a quick start or jump start program, a listing presentation class, how to prepare for appointments, ways to qualify leads so you don't waste a week showing buyers homes & then later find out they can't buy, class on how short sales work, foreclosures, perhaps a mentor that takes you under their wing.
Q:Is there a steam mop that is safe for laminate floors?
I would not use a steam mop on laminate. Maybe consider the Bona hardwood floor mop. It is much safer.
Q:Preparing floor for tile......?
You need to combine all the answers but using contact cement. To expensive and to slow a drying time.. First and foremost the vinyl down now has to be down solid and cleaned of all greases and waxes.. Then 1 Use an embossing leveler, which is spread over the entire floor to ensure a smooth surface so any floor patterns don t telescope and show through.. 2..Have your lay out ready, Lines snapped etc.. 3. Spread a clear spread adhesive over a lot of the floor . Up to 1/2 the floor and let this dry clear because it ll be cloudy or a white glue and when it dries clear ( don t walk on it ) its ready to except the tiles. 4 When all done a 100# roller is recommended , GL
Q:Which is the quietest place in the house? Basement, First Floor, or 2nd Floor?
WTF kind of question is that? Do you have concrete floors? Are your return air ducts on the 2nd floor really just holes in the floor to the first floor ceiling? Are the people on the 2nd floor always playing music? Does it constantly rain on the metal roof you may have? Are the floor joists on the first floor creaky? Is your furnace in the basement old and noisy? Are the people on the second floor extremely obese causing them top stomp everywhere? Is the house next to a very busy street? Do you have loud neighbors? Without any more information, I would say that the quietest place in the house is in the bathoom, in the bathtub, underwater,as you drown yourself.
Q:Ballet/ dance floor? help?
Marley okorder.com/... Timestep (thicker) or Timestep mat (thinner and cheaper) would be what you would want. @SandraL- there are both portable marley flooring and permanent installations. Dance venues and ballet academies all have the permanent installation. True hardwood is a no- no. However a wood floor that is sprung or floating is preferable to marley over any floor that is not sprung or floating. State of the art is marley over a sprung or floating floor.
Q:prepare floor for stenciling?
i definitely would paint my backgound color first
Q:How to calculate the loss of wood flooring
The loss of wood floor depends on the specific construction of the site environment. If the ordinary home improvement, a single area is generally not more than 80 square meters, the loss can be calculated by 5%. If the shop basketball court as a large area, and the shape of law-abiding, not alien, can be calculated by 3%. If the package column, the corresponding size is not an integral multiple of the wooden floor, according to 10% -30% operator. If you do irregular shape of the wall, you can press 8% -40% count.
Q:What is Floating Flooring?
It is pretty much what it sounds like. Unlike tile that is stuck down with thin-set or a tradition wood floor that is nailed to a sub-floor. A floating floor comes in interlocking pieces that are locked together to form one solid floor. There is usually a small gap left around the perimeter usually 1/8-3/16 inches around all sides and this gap is hidden by quarter round or shoe molding. The most common is a wood laminate that interlocks. Hope this helps.
Q:Solid wood flooring and composite flooring which is good?
If you want to be healthy, then it is a solid wood floor. As take care of it, whether or wood flooring, waxed once every six months so the floor can be well protected if wax play too frequently or too little, both on the floor is not good. and there is no glue wood flooring, as opposed to the human body, it is very safe. toxic paint, no volatile year also. the gum will forever be with you. it always has a taste of the factory. Because my company to produce the floor, but unfortunately, not in China sales, so I suggest you, to the kind of formal decoration market, get the floor to see if it is real wood. However, a simple look from the side, you can see out. or secretly destroyed it with a fingernail, if it is fake wood, it is a leakage level. then, highlights a certain smell floor, is not it great that smoked people's taste, and the eyes will not want to feel a kind of astringent tears to stay. If not, prove that the paint on the floor still green. any manufacturer of wood products, are environmentally friendly and ordinary type. so, the same thing, your good. this is also some building materials Do your reason. Just because real materials, environmental protection. As for the sound of creak, that is when the shop floor, there is no good ground leveling. There's nothing directly to do with wood or laminate flooring.