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


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


How do I install a sound proof floor?

I need to intstall some sort of a sound proof floor brtween and upstairs/downstairs duplex. There is currently a 3/4 plywood subfloor with carpet and padding over it with insulation between the floor joists but it still allows a lot of noise to travel between the 2 units. I am wondering if I can use some sort of sound board with a laminate flooring laid on top of that?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 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


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


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 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


what can put under laminate flooring to install?

I dont have the fome to put under laminate flooring to install i need to put some thing alse (pleas help me)

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Removing adhesive from vinyl tiles

I am having solid hardwood flooring installed in my first floor of my home. The existing flooring is currently 12x12" vinyl tiles. I am in the process of removing the tiles (using an iron). How do I remove the old adhesive that was used to put the tiles down? Is it necessary to remove even though felt underlayment will be placed under the hardwood? Thanks in advance.

Posted by meemee_0822 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


I recently installed vct tile in a kitchen. The tiles are bowing up Any suggestions?

We installed the tile over a primer.  It seems to be bowing up in the center.  We weighted it down overnight but it is still not adhered to the floor.  Does it just take time?  Did we do something wrong?

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


Peach-Pit Flooring - Go Green while staying healthy!

Ever wonder what happens to those peach pits you throw out? No, I bet you don't, so here is an interesting new design utilizing the pits from peaches to create some neat flooring.http://www.luxist.com/2008/03/22/eco-friendly-flooring-made-of-peach-pits/Think "eco-friendly home design" and a lot of different options come to mind, but I'm willing to bet fruit pits as flooring isn't one of them.Alla le Roux feels differently however, and after being inspired by personal experience has started a business ( Stone Fruit Floors ) that designs and sells handmade flooring created out of peach pits. The pits are sanded down (to get rid of sharp edges and make them more comfortable to walk on) and set into the floor by hand along with glue, sand, and a resin mixture. The end result looks like a strange mix between hardwood, tile, and linoleum.Interesting... I'm not really sure what else to say about this!Check out the whole process here.Here is another gallery of the floorsSomeone has got to learn how to make these...will it be you? We can do it! Plus, you get the benefits of eating peaches!

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I am looking for the old-fashioned floral patterns from 60 or more years ago in vinyl flooring.?

I am trying to find the colorful flowers like shabby chic florals but in vinyl sheets or vinyl tiles. Might anyone know a source?

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


I need to remove old vinyl flooring and nothing is working - any ideas?

I am removing old vinyl flooring to put down ceramic tile. The vinyl is 17 years old and I have tried a heat gun, glue remover, an iron and foil, a heated trowel and nothing works quickly. A job that should take a week is taking months. Can ceramic tile be put down on top of the vinyl without the grout cracking when you walk on it?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Can indooor-outdoor carpet be used as underlay for wood or engineered flooring?

Can I successfully lay flooring —wood or "floating" floor— over already-installed indoor-outdoor carpet? The carpet has virtually no- pile, and I thought it would be a good insulator in lieu of underlay.  If this is a terrible idea...please don't mince words...I can take it! (I'm just working on "no-budget-reno" and the carpet looks as good or better than any underlay I've seen— plus it's already installed! : ) Thanks for any advice anyone may have.

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


painting a concrete garage floor?

Asked by ronfoster 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 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


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


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


How do I make this leather belt floor mat?

Below is a link to an example of an expensive floor mat made from recycled leather belts. I want to know is how do you think they are attached? Is there another mat underneath that they are glued to? What type of backing is involved? What type of adhesive would be durable enough for this type of application? What is the best way to cut the leather to make a precise edge? Should the leather be treated to make it last longer? There must be an inexpensive solution. Please help me out. Thanks.http://www.ecosalon.com/from_fashion_accessory_to_floor_mat/

Asked by littleaugst 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 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


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


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


Interactive floor using Microsoft Kinect? How?

Hi, I am searching for a solution on how to make an interactive floor projection. I saw some DIY projects using the Microsoft Kinect for detecting motion, but so far I have not found anything to start with. Does anyone managed to do something similar using the Kinect sensor?? Regards! vedtam

Posted by vedtam 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to make a Bauhaus Arc Floor Lamp...?

So I was thinking of using Copper Pipe. Fill the pipe with sand, seal the edges and bend it over a jig whilst heating it with a flame. I would make the jig by cutting out a LARGE arc out of ply wood, add a slot for the pipe, heat, bend, repeat… See any flaws? Any Comments welcome, even ones about Brazilian monkeys raiding firework factories in china. Kind Regards Just another GreyBird Kinda Like the Photo here:

Asked by GreyBird 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 months 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



PLEASE help....smelly basement storage space between units

I have been trying to get RID of a smell with no success. The smell is in a shared closet space between my unit and another unit in a basement (duplexed down units with first floor above grade).  The smell is so damp and musty and just terrible.  This is true especially in the summer.  I want to sell this place, but people have been opening this shared closet and are immediately like what the heck!  I have noticed it all along, but in the winter it is faint.  My spouse says he did not notice it, but at least 30 potential buyers were not okay with it and noticed it in the Summer...no one really commented in the winter, but I always smelled something. We put in a dehumidifier which we empty every single day because it is full (see in picture the type of dehumidifier), but we cannot for the life of figure out where the moisture is coming from.  One person told us it was likely coming out of the floor....I have no idea if this is the case...it almost looks like plywood is on the floor.  I guess this would be a subfloor?  In one of the pictures, it shows where the door opens to this shared space right out of our den.  I am at my wits end trying to figure this out.  I have tried essential oils, carbon, baking soda, the dehumidifier (which feels completely up in one day).  It is closed off in the closet and there is no window or any way for the smell to get out unless we open the doors to our unit and then the units smell!  We cannot smell it at all in either unit with the door closed.  It is sooooo bizarre.  These units are duplexed down to the basement.  It is absolutely puzzling me and has kept us from selling our unit after a winter deal fell through.  When we started showing in the summer, the smell was so strong as it usually is in the summer.  I guess we never paid attention because we never go in there unless getting something from storage.  Can someone tell me what I can do and what type of floor this is?  It kind of looks like it has gray paint on it, but it is certainly some type of wood or a material like it. Should we get someone to rip the floor up? Why is the smell not in either unit?  Please help!

Posted by CareBearie 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 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


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


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 to clean and restore Linoleum Tiled floors?

How would you clean and restore Linoleum tiles.

Asked by zomarzi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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


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


Need help building a portable outdoor dance floor

Wanted: plans on how to build a portable outdoor dance floor I've been looking online, and I can't find any actual plans for a portable outdoor dance floor. I'd prefer to make it out of plywood with either parquet or laminate flooring on top. Anyone ever built something like this and would like to share plans? Thanks

Posted by ocelot42 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 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 8 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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Attic insulation-should I insulate floor to ceiling?

I am in Conn. and the person helping me has said the roof needs to breath. This is a 4th story on a 3 family house. It is A shaped. I plan on covering the insulation after to finish the space off for storage. I think this will keep the 3rd floor warmer. The floor is insulated, but I wanted to do the wall which makeup the pitch of the roof. I have never heard of the roof needing to breathe before. Is this true or can I go ahead and insulate everything?

Asked by Stacey 131 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to remove thinset from an enamel tub floor.?

Crappy contractors made a mess of a tile job and allowed thinset to fall into our tub and dry there.  I was able to scrap everything off, but there has been this grey haze on teh tub floor between the raised grippy bits.  It looks like the tub is always dirty.   I've been generally annoyed with this for years...well now we are selling and need to take action. I have tried: elbow greese scouring powders CLR Was wondering if I could use phosphoric or HCl on it.  I used phosphoric before to remove haze from unsealed ceramic tile.  Your collective wisdom is greatly appreciated.

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


Labrador has strange phobia of unusual floor surfaces? Answered

Does anyone has an explanation? My labrador is in perfect health; no balance problems; he leaps fences and is not timid in any way. A few years ago when we laid down slate floor tiles on the entire diner and kitchen area he seems  worried about walking on the kitchen area and avoids it or approaches it very gingerly, bowing low as he does so; it's as if he perceives it as a deep hole . He will, however, totally forget about this fear if he can get to the cat's food but otherwise it is very hard coaxing him onto the tiles in the kitchen only. My friend's  exterior  landing and staircase has a mottled pattern; he just couldn't walk on it and refused to come down it; he had to be carried. So, none of this is a problem at all, but I'm just curious to see if anyone has encountered anything similar? Thanks.

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


I need help making an LED dance floor?

I was thinking about making it in 2' x 2' sections of steel 1" square tubing and screwing down the plexiglass or if not that, just using the plexiglass only and drilling out little spaces to glue the LED's underneath them and securing the sheets of plexiglass together.  But I would like to ask here where I can get a better idea of some possible do's and don'ts so I won't have to waste alot of money on doing it the wrong way.  Thanks for any information that you can give me.  I know there are alot of instruction on the LED part but I cant seem to find the construction part of it.

Asked by Hector24 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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


How do I repair a burned spot on vinyl flooring? I was told a hot ash did the damage. Answered

The damage is very small, however the floor is natural oak in color and the dark spot stands out very well. The tile is a one-piece roll type of flooring and I do have leftover from the installation.

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



how do you clean dirty hard wood floors? Answered

My hardwood floors are dirty at high traffic areas. I prefer not to sand them because of the mess sanding makes. I have heard that they could be cleaned by using a liquid refinisher. Is this true and what is the best brand/

Asked by 9 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


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