floors

Im trying to cover a tile bathroom floor with self stick...i'm assuming i need to use mastic to fill in the grout lines and help the new stuff stick, but what do i use to take the sheen off the old tile to make sure it stays stuck

Posted by joeshukstor 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Brick floor?

I'm Yeti-gone-awry! I want to rebuild my shop and to put in a new floor or have one poured would cost about $1300.00 of which I'm a little short of. I was in Colonial Williamsburg last week and in the Blacksmith shop I noticed they had a brick floor. The bricks were laid close together. I have bricks, a lot of bricks. I could lay down a layer of gravel then a layer of sand and then put the bricks in, but should I lay them next to each other w/o spaces between them or lay them a 1/2 inch apart on all sides and sweep in mortar mix between them and wet them down? I know that if I bring in a milling machine I'll have to pour a thick pad for it. Thank you. Chuck

Asked by Yetigonawry 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Resin floor

Has anyone ever done a DIY resin floor? Any advice? A friend of mine is in the early stages of a plan to cover her stairs in resin, with embedded small pieces of tile left over from the kitchen. We're planning to do a lot of small scale testing before we actually do anything permanent, and were just going to start with harware store marine resin. At the moment, the stairs are the bare chipboard left when the gross carpet was removed. It also curves around almost 180°, so there are only a few rectangular stairs. Any tips on the type of resin to use, best way to build a stair sized mould, things that the resin won't stick to, curing time, or any other random advice would be appreciated.

Posted by Mar HK 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Floor Plans

I own a house in one city, and work in another.  In order to avoid driving back and forth everyday, I have bought a small lot and plan to build a small house there.  I am severly limited by the size of the lot and the money I have to fund the project.  Therefore I have decided not to exceed a 20 foot by 20 foot design. I'm looking for your help.  Attached is a photo of a couple of post-its that I laid out a quick floor plan on.  I've re-arranged it several times, and finally have something I think really maximizes the space available to me.  I'm simply asking if you guys see more ways to do so. Some quick notes- this is far from a final design.  The first post-it is the second floor, and the second is the ground floor.  I'm not sold on the upstairs restroom, it just depends on the slope of the roof I decide on if that will be possible.  In the kitchen, I alloted 2 feet per appliance, but will need a bit more, so it's nine feet wide which should fit.  The doors on both sit rooms will swing out, not in as shown on the second one.  I will base the electric and have a tankless water system based out of the pantry with the washer and dryer.  I would also like to possibly remove the wall that encloses in the the kitchen, but  not sure how that would effect stability. Any thoughts on any aspects of the design are welcome, except for making it bigger.  Thanks!

Posted by yokozuna 8 years ago


Lighted floor bricks? Answered

Dear, I have an idea which I donno if someone has made it before now or no, for this I hope to help me. Can we build custom floor from special bricks allowing them to be lighed while person moving on the floor? Thx

Asked by hassanayoub85 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Heating system for the floor?

Changing the tile in my bathroom and need to find a good brand for the heating system...i installed one 5 years ago but it doesn't do the job any more?

Asked by greenfuture 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Polyurathane on wood floors

Going to be refinishing some wood floors.  Sanding off all the old finish, then applying an oil based stain, and finaly polyurathane.  My question is can you use a water based polyurathane over an oil based stain?  If so, how long do I have to let the stain dry before applying the polyurathane?

Posted by etcmn 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help..."raising the floor"

Ok so i want to raise the ground level in my room by about 4 feet. so making a box that can hold proubly 200+ pounds and has carpet attached to it just like the floor. also it needs a way to rerout a air vent. feel free to ask questions about anything and thanks for any help

Posted by yuckzee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Piano Stairs/Floor

Hi all! Just saw the infamous "piano stairs" video by Mitsubishi (see below), and I couldn't help but think there would be a relatively easy way to do this yourself without a ridiculous budget. Any ideas on how this could be done? I thought some sort of infrared sensor would be cheaper than a pressure sensor like in the video, and could be connected to a computer or device with speakers, or maybe a speaker for every stair with a simple circuit. Then again, I haven't a clue about anything DIY. Any ideas? Thanks!

Posted by genericguy 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Remove Vinyl Flooring

What's the best way of removing vinyl flooring to put tile down? Namely, the glue? Any chemical removers?

Posted by DELETED_Phill 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help..."Raising the Floor"

Ok so i want to raise the ground level in my room by about 4 feet. so making a box that can hold proubly 200+ pounds and has carpet attached to it just like the floor. also it needs a way to rerout a air vent. feel free to ask questions about anything and thanks for any help

Posted by yuckzee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Touch Sensitive Floor Mats

I have one of those Halloween floor mats that when you step on them, it triggers a sensor that has it make a screaming noise. Is there anyway to hack this? It's annoying and I want to make use out of it.

Posted by thatjawn 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


IDEAS TO UPDATE A CONCRETE FLOOR IN AN ARIZONA ROOM.

Ideas for personalizing an indoor concrete floor

Posted by cinderellato 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


remove deep scratches from a wooden floor?

Our furniture has left some deep scratches in our wooden floor, is there a way to fix this without costing a lot of money? 

Asked by Anne-MarieeM 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How do I level a concrete floor?

I removed a wall down the middle of my basement.  It had a concrete footing which came out with the curb when it was removed, but the concrete floor on one side of this area is one inch higher than one the other side.  How do I level this so I can install a floating laminate flooring?

Asked by Shirley Harrison 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can countertop laminate be used as flooring?

I've been having a hard time finding just the right color and pattern that I want in sheet vinyl or tiles, and Formica/Wisonart laminates come in about a BILLION styles and colors. If I put it down as flooring, do you think the surface would last over time? In a bathroom it would only see foot traffic and water, nothing heavy to scrape or damage it (like a fridge or furniture legs). I don't imagine it would chip or break as long as all the outer edges are protected. In a small bathroom you could get away with using only one sheet (no seams), or 2 sheets with just one seam in the middle. Sheets of laminate aren't cheap, but they're no worse than sheet vinyl of the same size. I imagine you couldn't "loose-lay" it even if you cut it to the exact dimensions of the room, because you'd probably get a slight air pocket effect when you step on it. A strip of glue down the floor's center along with perimeter gluing ought to be sufficient.

Asked by Scott153 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How do I remove vinyl tile adhesive?

I am removing some cheap vinyl tile squares, but it leaves adhesive on the underneath floor, which I want to keep.  What can I use to dissolve, remove or clean the adhesive?

Asked by bodie1 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


tile cleaner needed.

Hi I need your help in this.I have a problem at home.the floor tiles at the bathroom were stained due to no use for around one year.I've been trying hard to fix it but not so helpful.could you recommend some stuffs that i could get from market to deal with this headache. thank you arun

Posted by Nr-Think different 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What would be a good, CHEAP covering for a slightly inclined sunroom roof, so we can use it as a deck?

I have a sunroom roof with access. When we moved in, this 'deck' had steel pipe railing that caused a roof leak where it was screwed into the floor. We had to recover it with 'ice and snow' and the contractor cut the pipe off. So now we have a roof but would like to use it as a deck again. Last year we covered part of it with cheap, and loose indoor outdoor carpet and put some of our veggies in plant pots there to keep them away from deer and woodchucks. We'd like to cover it but can't afford Trex or a contractor! Any suggestions? Is there any reason we couldn't cover it with vinyl flooring? I saw a guy on HGTV use scrap lino to make 'rugs' by painting the other side. Would that work outside? Would I have to put something under it?

Asked by RonBot 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to get old carpet glue off cerramic tile without causing harsh vapors?

How to get old carpet glue off cerramic tile without causing harsh vapors? 

Asked by wade57 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


painting a concrete garage floor?

Asked by ronfoster 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to repaint & stencil your floor

Apartment Therapy has a great tutorial on how to repaint your ugly vinyl flooring. With the help of a stencil they applied a sweet hexagonal pattern on the floor. All in all, it looks like the process is fairly straightforward and very effective. How To Repaint & Stencil Ugly Rental Vinyl Tile Flooring

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


quick / cheap fix for parquet floor ?

Hello all, The plastik-ish thing that covers my parquet floor is peeling off. Is there a cheap and easy way to repair that? It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to look decent. Some spray perhaps? Something safe for a baby too. Some liquid that you apply with a mop? I've been "googling" but of course all that comes up is advertisement and PR. Even the DIY advices are like "you need to sand and you need to rent this machine ..." Simpler is better. Thanks! J.

Posted by jbar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Old wooden floor repair for dummies?

Our rental house is falling apart. Yes, literally. It's been made fairly clear that if we stay out of our landlord's way, he'll stay out of ours. We had a chair leg go through the floor where one of the boards was weak, and we need to figure out a way to repair it without spending too much or having to get the landlord involved. Short-term solution is to put a big piece of plywood under the chair, but after that gets old, what should we do to actually fix it? I don't really know anything about house fixing or carpentry, but I do have a basic set of power and non-power tools.

Asked by KedaDibandion 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a clear top coat that will bond to a copper penny floor??

We are in the process  of laying a copper penny floor in our entryway. Is there a clear coat for the uppermost layer that will bond to the pennies, and stand up to foot traffic and cleaning? Thank you for your time and consideration!

Asked by laurel1020 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How long to install ceramic floor tile in an entry way?

We have an entry way that leads right into the basement.  Since we have occationally had water on the floor there we want to take up the carpet and install ceramic tile.  It's a small area, only about 50 sq'.  I found lots of information online about estimating materials but nothing about how much time to allow for this project.  I'm an above average handyman.  About how many hours should I expect this to take?  I know there are several stages, how long do I need to wait between stages? 1) apply self leveling floor compound (how long for this to set before going to next stage)? 2) Apply mastic and lay down tiles (how long for this to set before going to next stage)? 3) grout tile lines (how long for this to set before going to next stage)? 4 seal grout lines (how long for this to set before going to next stage)?

Asked by etcmn 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


hi, i would like help on imbedding photos

What process will work best to imbed the artwork onto tiles or laminate on the floor of my boutique? I want to put a photo along with our logo inside the shop. there will be heavy traffic from customers so need something durable.PLEASE HELP!

Asked by delicious designs 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


removing ceramic floor tiles?

How to remove ceramic floor tiles originally on concrete and then prepare floor for engineered wood

Asked by guesscan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Help with building a motorized floor?

Hello, I'm in the process of designing a workshop for our backyard. Due to building restrictions imposed by the city I will be limited on how big the finished building will be. I'd like to know if anyone has some information on what it would take to build a motorized expandable storage building? Basically I'd like the walls and floor to move out so there would be space inside while to work in. I would then be able to pass inspection but make the unit bigger inside so I could actually have some floor space to walk into it. Thanks, Joe

Asked by JoeR199 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Epoxy paint on a garage floor. Doable?

I would like to cover my garage floor with epoxy paint.  How must the floor be prepped?  Whose product is best?  Any bits of advice?

Asked by mstefani2002 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Simple 3 Floor Elevator Model

Hello I want to make a simple 3 floor elevator model. The Elevator should have UP and DOWN switches on every floor and should act as all normal elevator.  I need a simple and detailed circuit design and which components should I use for it. Circuit using Arduino Uno R3 is also preferred.  Can someone please help me?  Thanks

Posted by mbmz92 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how do i paint over a vinyl floor?

I want to paint my ugly vinyl floor...is it easier to paint over it and how do i do that ,or should i rip it out and paint the plywood subfloor? what are the pros and cons of each?

Asked by maquereau 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


floor jack goes up ok but won't hold

I have replaced the o-rings and replaced the hydro oil pumps up a lot better than before but will  not hold also how to adj the air the one you are not to mess with 

Asked by white23 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


To all people experienced in dog training, I could really use some help with this floor wetter?

I have two dogs. One is a mini poodle that behaves very well.  My other dog is an estimated 7-8-ish mostly puggy mix that we got much more recently.  She's the one we have trouble with. I don't know what her life was like before we got her because she was found wandering the desert outside of the shelter we bought her from.  I know that its likely she was well cared for because she had incredibly soft fur and pure white teeth.  However, for the first couple months of having her she was extremely skittish.  If someone entered the room she'd bolt outside. (dog door)  Over the course of a several weeks I got her to trust me.  Since then I have confirmed that while she is a bit skittish she is a very loving and good dog by the standard of she wants to please. Now for the specific problem.  She piddles on the floor, and quite often on anything cloth that has been left on the floor and most especially on anything soft in the rearmost areas of the house.  She started shortly after she arrived but seemed to stop when she got more used to the place and learned the use of the dog door.  Then she started again, just briefly, and stopped again.  She seems to have started again but with bigger puddles.  With previous dogs I always tried the traditional method of stick their nose in it swat them on the bum and take them outside to show them where they're supposed to do it and it always worked. This is much more difficult with Ellen because of her reactions.  If I grab her collar she loses her mind.  She starts by dropping to the ground, giving me deadweight, and if I don't let go immediately she starts screaming like a banshee and twisting.  She is a small dog, maybe 25 pounds, but it's all muscle.  During one attempt to show her the site of her wrongdoing she twisted hard and managed to catch and break my finger.  I hold no grudge for this but as I don't want to repeat this I am asking for advice here. Ask any questions, I'll try to answer.  I could really use some advice.

Asked by finfan7 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Where can I buy A cordless Lamp of good quality?

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Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


man lift from ground floor to first floor on my house

I suffer from copd which leaves me breathless when climbing stairs.I need a man lift of some kind.I imagine a cage for one powered by an electric hoist

Posted by robin yates 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is there a hidden hinge that lifts a flush floor door?

Hinges for floor door/ trap door Is there a hidden hinge that lifts a flush floor door? As the door will be heavy, I'll use a gas piston to aid lifting and closing. I like the system used in http://kims-kitchen-remodel.blogspot.com/2009/01/basement-hatch.html but the hinges are visible. Thanks for looking!!! Miguel?

Asked by greenroofer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Has anyone painted a linoleum floor?

Has anyone painted a linoleum floor? If so how did you do it? How well did it hold up to wear and tear? Do you have any recommendations or regrets?

Asked by baudeagle 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Replacement parts for a Pedestal floor fan? Answered

Need new blades for a broken 3-bladed floor fan.

Asked by Debra kay 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


universal Saddle Extension for a floor jack? Answered

I have a floor jack the max height is 13" and the second car is an SUV requiring at least 22". what can I make a universal Saddle Extension out of. p.s. no torch or metal working tools yet but I'll buy one if needed. Thanks

Asked by lightspeed66 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'm thinking of tiling over my counter-top with ceramic tiles and also tiling over my linoleum floor (with anything).

Can I tile over these things without ripping them out? Any tips? The counter is wood veneer and the floor is linoleum tiles that have worn through to what looks like concrete in some spots. I'm pretty handy and I think I can do these things myself with the right tools, but I don't want to make any serious faux pas. I don't think I'm capable of or want to rip up the flooring an counter either. Thanks for your help!

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Ideas To Build A Cheap Tree house???

Ok, I'm building a tree house, so far I have my Frame and Floor Joists up on my 8x8 Tree House. Now I need Walls and Floor and ceiling and do not want to have to pay 30 $ for Plywood or 75 $ for decking. I already know I could use pallets for the floor, but what about the ceiling, and walls? Try to suggest something under 40 $ Thanks

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


has anyone tried underfloor cooling? Answered

I have set up the underfloor tubes for heating but still havent bought the pump and the heater core so i`m thinking of trying to cool the floor and hope to cool the room cos its unbearably hot. small pump 3w running ffrom a 5w (i think) solar panel cold water in a bucket and add ice cubes from time to time ???

Asked by turbiny 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Painting a Floor

I want to paint a dining room floor. Has anyone ever painted a floor, the wood work is dark, any ideas?

Posted by cwrp 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to make a plank floor out of wood pallets for a mobile home?

Need step-wise process on how to make a wood floor out of wood pallets for a mobilehome. I have a wood sub-floor?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



How can I secure a fire safe in an apartment?

I have a small fire-rated safe that I would like to bolt down in my upstairs apartment.  I can't drill holes through the sides of it and put screws into the wall studs.  There's a single heavy bolt hole in the safe's bottom.  Does anyone have any (real) suggestions on how I might secure it to the floor?  Is there likely to be space between my floor and the ceiling below me that I can slip a brace into? EDIT: I lifted up the edge of the carpet, and it looks like the floor under the carpet padding is concrete.

Asked by El Mano 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


spray or paint, rubber car mat? Answered

Im looking for some type of a rubber spray or "paint" that i can use to coat the inside of a car instead of using the traditional floor mat. I would like to coat the floor "buckets" with this rubber so i dont ever have to worry about spills, stains exct. something that i could spray down with a regular hosehold cleaner and wham-o cleans any mess there is. any idea of what I might be looking for?? *waterproof *handles house hold chems good *does not melt in summer time! *does not crack *does not stink (if its temp because of "fresh paint" then thats okay) *relatively cheap *able to paint over carpet *thick

Asked by fireball9919 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to clean and restore Linoleum Tiled floors?

How would you clean and restore Linoleum tiles.

Asked by zomarzi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what is a good treatment for cement garage floor?

No cars, just a workshop with all the big tools and work benches. How to clean,then treatment the cement..... The walls are a high gloss white.

Asked by quilter2 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago