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    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    OK I see fiber as in fiberglass. Somehow I thought it was a eco friendly fiber.

    Apparently, it’s “hypoallergenic and Certified asthma & allergy friendly” also.

    Seems like a nice product. I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in a Home Depot.

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    #409607
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    OK I see fiber as in fiberglass. Somehow I thought it was a eco friendly fiber.

    Apparently, it’s “hypoallergenic and Certified asthma & allergy friendly” also.

    Seems like a nice product. I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in a Home Depot.

    That’s some nice stuff there.
    There is nothing good about the manufacturing of fiberglass.

    #410093
    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    OK I see fiber as in fiberglass. Somehow I thought it was a eco friendly fiber.

    Apparently, it’s “hypoallergenic and Certified asthma & allergy friendly” also.

    Seems like a nice product. I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in a Home Depot.

    yah I am going to try to install it soon after the railings. my only problem is during the last person to own the house caulked EVERYTHING down. so I am going to try to cut as close to the wall as I can as well as using a carpet tape to make sure everything stays in one spot.

    #410533
    burr251
    Pro

    burr251 wrote:Just be sure the subfloor is ABSOLUTELY smooth

    Over here they usually pour down some self leveling stuff to make the floor very smooth for the glue down flooring.

    Yea we will self level in some situations but that’s a lot of cost in both material and labor that we’d typically like to avoid. Hospitals and such definitely get it but a lot of times a home doesn’t need to be level, just smooth and flat.

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    #410535
    burr251
    Pro

    Also if the finish floor coverings already laid in an adjoining area self leveling is out of the question, but if your careful and good enough you can still feather edge up to it.

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    #410538
    burr251
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    I’ve never heard of fiber flooring either but anytime someone says something doesn’t expand or contract I am initially skeptical. It’s been my experience that EVERYTHING moves. That said we’ve installed acres of Tarkett products and never had s problem. I still wouldn’t cut anything in tight tho. Take off your base board cut it 1/4″ short of the wall and put the base back down over the flooring. Follow their instructions on what adhesives to use if any. You’ll void you’re warranty if you don’t.

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    #410555
    madman_us
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    Palm Springs, CA

    I finally have some photos. I’ve decided to use a grey-tone oak plank flooring. One photo is of a plank. The second photo is my own current flooring as seen from the living room. You can see the edge of the living room floor in that picture. The third picture is of a bedroom that has the same flooring installed. These photos are from the flooring manufacturer.

    good looking floor.
    oh and finally someone out of my area 😀

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    #410669
    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    I’ve never heard of fiber flooring either but anytime someone says something doesn’t expand or contract I am initially skeptical. It’s been my experience that EVERYTHING moves. That said we’ve installed acres of Tarkett products and never had s problem. I still wouldn’t cut anything in tight tho. Take off your base board cut it 1/4″ short of the wall and put the base back down over the flooring. Follow their instructions on what adhesives to use if any. You’ll void you’re warranty if you don’t.

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    the fibre floori s from tarkett! and the baseboard has been caulked to the wall so I am not going to bother taking it off and just cut it close.

    #416477
    Anonymous
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    I’m little to late on the topping but it’s always good to outline the floor like box it out in the dinning room so it looks bigger in a way and will be really nice looking floor at the end

    #419502
    lulu
    Pro

    id run it the direction the rest of the floor is going. but I mean that’s what I would do.

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    #420685
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I’m little to late on the topping but it’s always good to outline the floor like box it out in the dinning room so it looks bigger in a way and will be really nice looking floor at the end

    what do you mean outline the floor like a box?

    #420697

    getting some good info and ideas for my own house from this thread. good luck with whatever you decide to do. can’t wait to see pics.

    #420737
    Anonymous
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    Like border you can run a border around it it will def make the place look bigger I see it on costumer house it’s really nice e <ablockquote class=”d4pbbc-quote”>

    I’m little to late on the topping but it’s always good to outline the floor like box it out in the dinning room so it looks bigger in a way and will be really nice looking floor at the end

    what do you mean outline the floor like a box?

    #420808
    Anonymous
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    make it look like a picture frame? Like in the pic? I like to do that for my decking, because it gives the eye a good stopping point, and just looks alittle more finished, but inside my house not so much. I would want it all going one way to have a good flow and make the room look open…now if there’s a step down from a dining room to living room, maybe.

    #421129
    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    make it look like a picture frame? Like in the pic? I like to do that for my decking, because it gives the eye a good stopping point, and just looks alittle more finished, but inside my house not so much. I would want it all going one way to have a good flow and make the room look open…now if there’s a step down from a dining room to living room, maybe.

    oh interesting, i didn’t do this when I was working on flooring, i just made sure the whole upper floor went the same way including the closets.

    #421157
    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    make it look like a picture frame? Like in the pic? I like to do that for my decking, because it gives the eye a good stopping point, and just looks alittle more finished, but inside my house not so much. I would want it all going one way to have a good flow and make the room look open…now if there’s a step down from a dining room to living room, maybe.

    I like the fact that it gives the appearance of a good finish around the hearth.

    In my brother in laws home because the floor went with the hearth I started at the hearth and went in two directions.

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    #421540
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    make it look like a picture frame? Like in the pic? I like to do that for my decking, because it gives the eye a good stopping point, and just looks alittle more finished, but inside my house not so much. I would want it all going one way to have a good flow and make the room look open…now if there’s a step down from a dining room to living room, maybe.

    Is that the laminate flooring?? I can’t understand how that’s done with the way that stuff clips together?? Someone help me out.

    #421647
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    make it look like a picture frame? Like in the pic? I like to do that for my decking, because it gives the eye a good stopping point, and just looks alittle more finished, but inside my house not so much. I would want it all going one way to have a good flow and make the room look open…now if there’s a step down from a dining room to living room, maybe.

    Is that the laminate flooring?? I can’t understand how that’s done with the way that stuff clips together?? Someone help me out.

    I don’t see how it can be done with laminate? That stuff doesn’t like change in direction.

    On a side note has anyone seen it raised like this to meet flooring in another room. They are using shims to do it. Kinda looks like hack work to me but might be more common than I think? I would have put 1/4″ around the entire room.

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    #421659
    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    make it look like a picture frame? Like in the pic? I like to do that for my decking, because it gives the eye a good stopping point, and just looks alittle more finished, but inside my house not so much. I would want it all going one way to have a good flow and make the room look open…now if there’s a step down from a dining room to living room, maybe.

    Is that the laminate flooring?? I can’t understand how that’s done with the way that stuff clips together?? Someone help me out.

    I don’t know how its done but I’m thinking track saw or table saw the pieces and use a glue like no more nails underneath to keep it tight together. I prefer the other way where all the pieces go in one direction.

    #421717
    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    I don’t see how it can be done with laminate? That stuff doesn’t like change in direction.

    On a side note has anyone seen it raised like this to meet flooring in another room. They are using shims to do it. Kinda looks like hack work to me but might be more common than I think? I would have put 1/4″ around the entire room.

    I’ve done a few floors in my time and have never seen or done anything like that.
    Definitely a hack job.

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