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One thing leads to another. Pull the carpet and found some moisture next thing you know we're rerooting gutters and ripping apart walls.

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One thing leads to another. Pull the carpet and found some moisture next thing you know we're rerooting gutters and ripping apart walls.

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Wife: ...but darling you where only supposed to be painting the skirting board!

Husband: yeah, well... never liked that half of the house anyway.

Wife: {thinks} bozo!

Husband: {thinks} somebody up there hates me!

Moral of the story... never pull loose threads! LOL.
 

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Finished the floor today. Was around 1000sf. Two large rooms, a small room and large closet. We started at the door jams and worked out from both sides after some calculations.

Just need to float the wall again, texture. Found a decent replacement match for the rotten baseboards and installed after taking pics. The engineered bamboo goes together tight ridiculously easy. Easier than snapping together Legos. In the past I've nailed it down but this was the first time I glued it down. The same process was done at the other end of the house a few years ago so the efficacy is good. I really like the look too. S'gota nice warm tone.

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I've seen that flooring that snaps together like that, but 'floats' on a thin (foam plastic ?) pad. Does that stuff work ok?

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I've seen that flooring that snaps together like that, but 'floats' on a thin (foam plastic ?) pad. Does that stuff work ok?

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Not sure if your question is open to all BF, but I'll add my opinion whether you want it or not. The snap and click does make a good flooring. Even the $.99/sq stuff will do a sufficient job as long as it doesn't get wet. I've taken a hammer to the face of one board and it barely dinged it. Lots of people like the bamboo for the looks and sustainability. The underlayment is a moisture barrier that can also act as a sound reducer.
 

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I've seen that flooring that snaps together like that, but 'floats' on a thin (foam plastic ?) pad. Does that stuff work ok?

BF
I've installed high grade versions that are pretty impressive in looks and quality and concur with hh.
 

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You said the flooring you put down, misty, was glued. The flooring I was looking at is not fastened to the floor anywhere, it's just laying on the foam pad. Does that work? Doesn't seem like a good plan to me, but on the other hand it sure would make removal easy.

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You said the flooring you put down, misty, was glued. The flooring I was looking at is not fastened to the floor anywhere, it's just laying on the foam pad. Does that work? Doesn't seem like a good plan to me, but on the other hand it sure would make removal easy.

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Unless lower quality or poorly installed, you really can't tell that floating floors float by walking on them. Once locked together ( the tongue and groove actually lock together) the weight of the floor will hold itself down just fine.
 

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Unless lower quality or poorly installed, you really can't tell that floating floors float by walking on them. Once locked together ( the tongue and groove actually lock together) the weight of the floor will hold itself down just fine.
Tis true they don't like to move even after 10 or so rows have been laid down.
 

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Had to contemplate how to treat the floor to tile area and decided to go with this and used a tan caulk to fill the void. The color matched great to the bamboo and not too shabby to the rose colored grout. Having to split the differences between the walls, doorways and tile, ended up with a more narrow strip than desired but it worked out.

Was able to get a third coat, texture and paint on the wall repair. This is one of my favorite aspects of my job...the artistic challenge of restoration is fun and rewarding.(the line is a shadow)

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Had to contemplate how to treat the floor to tile area and decided to go with this and used a tan caulk to fill the void. The color matched great to the bamboo and not too shabby to the rose colored grout. Having to split the differences between the walls, doorways and tile, ended up with a more narrow strip than desired but it worked out.

Was able to get a third coat, texture and paint on the wall repair. This is one of my favorite aspects of my job...the artistic challenge of restoration is fun and rewarding.(the line is a shadow)

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Is it possible to put floor heat under a bamboo floor like that? How thick would it end up total?
 

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I admittedly havent paid much attention to this thread until recently - but i gotta say...

This is a bad ass thread...

Real men doing real work with real integrity...

This thread is America at its finest...and I gotta tell you - I freakin love America. Its ideals. Its principles...Its example...

I know that sounds corny...but its the truth. You guys ROCK!!!

May God richly bless each and every one of you...
 

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I admittedly havent paid much attention to this thread until recently - but i gotta say...

This is a bad ass thread...

Real men doing real work with real integrity...

This thread is America at its finest...and I gotta tell you - I freakin love America. Its ideals. Its principles...Its example...

I know that sounds corny...but its the truth. You guys ROCK!!!

May God richly bless each and every one of you...
Right on, brother straw — https://goldismoney2.com/threads/workin-man.117461/post-1201846

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Love those hi-tech clamps!
Lightweight, easy to apply and disposable.

One of the most obvious benefits of the blue tape is that it allows you to walk on the freshly laid floor without kicking a couple courses out on your way to hitting yer arse on the floor!
 
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Lightweight, easy to apply and disposable.

One of the most obvious benefits of the blue tape is that it allows you to walk on the freshly laid floor without kicking out a couple courses out on your way to hitting yer arse on the floor!
another curiosity....looks like your using tube glue....are you squirt n troweling it on the bottom of the wood? asking your process because everything i have ever done was a floor troweled product....looks like your method allows for applying one piece at a time if needed?
 

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another curiosity....looks like your using tube glue....are you squirt n troweling it on the bottom of the wood? asking your process because everything i have ever done was a floor troweled product....looks like your method allows for applying one piece at a time if needed?
You guessed it. It should have been troweled but this was the method chosen by the homeowner.
 

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Looks like a D3.
 

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Client wants glass tile backsplash removed and floated to match the wall. Got started on it today. Pretty much what I anticipated in terms of not cooperating. While banging the tile off the undermount lights blew their bulbs and a breaker tripped. The houses in this upscale community are wired like crap. Anyway, here's how we're going so far...

 

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Client wants glass tile backsplash removed and floated to match the wall. Got started on it today. Pretty much what I anticipated in terms of not cooperating. While banging the tile off the undermount lights blew their bulbs and a breaker tripped. The houses in this upscale community are wired like crap. Anyway, here's how we're going so far...

Ugh. Looks like work and a lot of it.
 

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Ugh. Looks like work and a lot of it.
Let's see within the first 15 minutes we had holes, sparks, flying glass, blood, cursing....so yeah I agree.
 

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I think I woulda just cut the wall board out tile n all....put in a new piece n be done with it....
Thought about it but still need to get through grout and tile first. The option of working around all the electric boxes coupled with not knowing what's behind there in terms of framing/layers etc. I opted to get started and decide as I go. At this point it will be much easier for me to work with what I've got rather than tear into it further.and create butt joints
 

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Someone ran the under cabinet wiring between the tile and drywall...I was wondering why it wasn't chipping away!
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Had better luck with the other backsplash. It wasn't as hard to reach so I was able to stay behind the tile and get a clean surface to work with.



This is the secret weapon for such conditions... 'hot' mud. Hardens in 5 min. I use it to fill large voids before running tape. Get it at Home Cheapo for sub $5

 

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Had better luck with the other backsplash. It wasn't as hard to reach so I was able to stay behind the tile and get a clean surface to work with.



This is the secret weapon for such conditions... 'hot' mud. Hardens in 5 min. I use it to fill large voids before running tape. Get it at Home Cheapo for sub $5

5 minutes? Why so long? Jeesh.
 

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