Floor cracks suggest a problem with the underlying floor/foundation structure. If it's a new home you should get your builders back to sort out the problem before you tile, otherwise I'm pretty sure the problem will return.
Q:Bottom apartment floors?
In the US the first level where the floor is above grade level, ie, the street or sidewalk, is the first floor or ground floor then 2nd, 3rd, etc. Apartments with floors below grade but windows above grade are called garden level, then the next floor up is the first floor. A three story building would have three floors above grade level.
Q:how can i remove dried paint from laminate floor?
a small scraper and a delicate touch and the paint should come up . the sooner the better
Q:cleaning floor with dettol?
Dettol Floor Mop
Q:How do you clean stained concrete floors?
We have stained concrete floors in the office that I work in. I usually mop them first with water...(if they are really dirty). Then I use Mop and Glo for Teflon...it really seems to shine them up. Another trick you can try between mopping is get a dust mop and spray it with endust and go over your floors...DO NOT SPRAY ENDUST DIRECTLY ON FLOOR----it will make them slippery. If you just spray it on the dust mop and than go over your floors it will shine them nicely.
Q:Floor underneath tub missing?!?
In old houses with bathtubs up on legs (claw foot) the tub was installed after the entire room was floored, ie the floor boards continued under the tub. And very old houses were built before there was indoor plumbing - bathrooms added in a closet or partitioned section of a bedroom with existing floors. But it's normal for built in bathtubs to be placed directly on beams (joists) when a house is built, then the floor added afterwords. I suppose that's cheaper - - - and easier to access plumbing from beneath if major repairs are ever needed. We were surprised when remodeling a 1910 house: big bathrooms with great mosaic tile floors and built-in style bathtubs that were way ahead of their time . . . . . we went to move one and found that the tubs mounted directly on beams - no floor beneath - so to save the floors the tub had to stay in the original location.
Q:why do price floors lead to surpluses?
Price floor is a floor that you mop, for a price, typically in McDonalds restaurant. As a result of working there, you eat more food than you need, and you end up with surplus weight.
Q:White washing a maple floor?
When you refinish a hardwood floor, you sand off the old finish, apply a stain, remove the excess, let that dry, and then apply a protective coating. I've never done a whitewash stain on a floor. But, I imagine you would just use a whitewash instead of the darker stain and everything else is the same. I would suggest, though, that you get a sample piece of hardwood flooring and try it out before committing to the whole floor. BTW - Refinishing a hardwood floor costs about $4 - $5 a square foot, plus an additional 50 cents a square foot for additional protective coatings.
Q:Where can I find cheap marley (dance flooring)?
The best way to prevent against injury from repetitive motions is to choose a studio with a professional floating floor. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high density foam. A floating floor absorbs the energy that returns the body during high impact activities. Without this absorption the energy would directly return to the body increasing fatigue and the potential for injury to bones and joints. A non-energy absorbent floor or flooring system laid over concrete cannot absorb this harmful energy, increasing the risk of injury, fatigue, and potential knee and back problems. What is under the dance floor is not the only factor to consider. The top layer of the dance floor is also important. A “Marley” floor which is a vinyl composite is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. Facilities such as the Royal Winnepeg-Ballet, The Royal Academy of Dance in London, England and Riverdance-the Touring Show, all use Marley floors. Marley floors offer controlled slip which decreases fatigue, and the risk of falls and injury. Few studios use professional Marley floors due to the high expense, and opt for common tile floors. Floating floors are also superior to “sprung” floors, which usually consist of a wood structure built on a regular floor. The floors in our studio are floating floors suspended on hundreds on high density foam blocks, with a professional Marley surface.
Q:Installing new floor and removing old floors?
If your new floor will go on top of the old floor, you'll need to trim the bottom of the doorjambs (figure A) so you can slide the new floor underneath. To cut the jambs, take a scrap piece of your underlayment and tile, place them on top of each other to show the correct height, and cut the doorjamb with a jamb saw. Remove the appliances and furniture from the room and then carefully remove the shoe mold with a hammer and pry-bar. If your molding is in good condition you can replace it after you have installed the new floor. Remove any transition strips from the area where you'll be installing the vinyl tiles. * If you are planning on reusing your old shoe mold it is a good idea to number each piece consecutively on the back so that when you get ready to replace it the process will go much quicker. To determine the square footage of the area you're tiling, multiply the length and width. If the room has an irregular shape, you may want to get the square footage of different sections of the room and then add those numbers together. Add 10 percent to your total to allow for mistakes and waste. When you've finished measuring, you can begin attaching your underlayment (figure B). Make sure to install it rough-side down so that the wood texture doesn't show through the new vinyl. Attach the underlayment with staples, stapling as indicated on the underlayment material. If you are using unmarked plywood, you should nail or staple at least every 5 to 6 inches in the middle of the plywood and every 3 inches along the edges.