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Excited to get started the right way :)Joe updated 6 days, 14 hours ago 2 Members · 7 Posts
MemberMay 21, 2021 at 2:22 am
Floor Plan plus additional details. I did it in excel because it aligns and I can give measurements to the lines and was easier for me. Attached is a PDF and excel along with a sheet of additional information and questions. This is my second attempt at laying flooring and I want to do it right. Subfloor prep has taken a lot of wind out of my sails but I am excited to start laying floors hopefully soon. Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thank you so much for your time and help. God Bless
MemberMay 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm
PPictures to show the subfloor lines that I want to use vs snapping lines. Also the gap under stair railing post (i have more of the stain for the post as a random fyi). Also I had found 2 gaps under front door. I filled with Styrofoam and caulk but when I power washed the front water came in still. Not sure if I need to caulk the outside and/ or do low exansion sprayfoam to fill area.
MemberMay 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm
Thank you so much Joe for the blue print walk through. So helpful and not overwhelming at all. And yes you pronounced my name correctly the first time “Kera” not “Kara”. I am from Washington so we are having grey weeks and then sunny weeks right now it is sprinkling, I wish I had your heat.
I install my floors left to right, so opposite of video but it is easy to follow and flip in my head. Such great instructions thank you. I cant measure from front door along bathroom to kitchen unfortunately which is also why I like sub floor lines as they go through all spaces consistently. But I will be brave and snap lines too. So many great tips I had not thought of especially seam lines reconnecting around the center area.
I realized some of my initial post and question did not go through so sorry to ask more after the video. But in the front door I am not sure how to do the quarter round along door and window. So I was wondering if I could “cheat” and have the board go under jam and secure with screws (screw down method you showed) on outside where there is going to be a baseboard. And that way I could skip the quarter round all together there. There is more than a quarter inch of space under there for exansion. And if the answer is no I am ok with that too, but would I just notch the quarter round around the trim piece between window and door? (Pictures are from my first attempt at laying floors but have been removed so I can deal with the hump).
Another question I had not thought of til video was in the coat closet there is a crawl space hatch. Is there a video on how to lay flooring on and around a crawl space hatch? Or how do I do that?
Also in the video you suggested waiting tk do the fillin in bathroom till end. Could I do it earlier after I screw and secure the boards past it on the wall before angle. Having 3 littler kids they are missing the downstairs bathroom so it is more for living whule doing floors. I am a slow and steady installer so it will not be done in a week. Working in project a couple hours a day around life. If i need to wait that is fine but I thought I should atleast ask.
thank you so much again for your time and help. I hope God blesses you with a wonderful weekend even with the heat.
AdministratorMay 22, 2021 at 2:19 pm
Yes you can secure the floor that way and yes you can finish the bathroom. I would like a pic of the hatch.
MemberJune 17, 2021 at 12:49 pm
Sorry for the delay it took me a while to get to it in the back of the closet. I still need to remove the old carpet but I want to make sure I have the right solution first. I originally was planning on putting lvp so it is the same flooring but the hatch has me concerned. I have some leftover carpet from upstairs if that would be better. I just want to be able to slide bins without a large bump (transition piece) that would stop the bins. So ideas and suggestions would be greatly apperciated please.
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