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tiamat wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 11:43 pm
Hmm... unfortunately those products start around $11/sq ft in Vancouver so with installation they are out of my budget. I'm told Timeless, Fusion, Kraus, and Floor Tech are within my budget. Do you have any opinions/experience with these brands? Can you recommend the best among them? Thanks again!
You might not get low VOCs with cheaper products so yes you get what you pay for ufortunately. Not very familiar with those, heard of Fusion before I think it's Chinese.
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Quick question, would it be a problem if I store some hardwood in the garage for 1 night?
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Hi, This is for all but specially Patrob. I have read multiple forums about hardwood underlayment. These are 5 underlayment used 1) rosin paper 2) felt paper 3) wax paper 4) tarp 5) plastic sheet. Which one is better for hardwood. Thanks
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Hi Patrob, deciding to upgrade our hardwood on main floor. It's about 850 Sq ft with parquet currently. Thinking to put the new hardwood on top. How is the quality of engineer laminate? Thinking to go for laminate (>12mm, 25 years warranty). I have few questions.
- any recommendation on the installer?
- price per sq ft to install?
- any recommendation of which laminate? price?
TIA
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Quick question, would it be a problem if I store some hardwood in the garage for 1 night?
Will be fine as long as you don't leave it there for longer :)
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Hi, This is for all but specially Patrob. I have read multiple forums about hardwood underlayment. These are 5 underlayment used 1) rosin paper 2) felt paper 3) wax paper 4) tarp 5) plastic sheet. Which one is better for hardwood. Thanks
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Thanks! Patrob, Is not rosin paper would provide better cushion under hardwood and would handle any water spill from kids better then wax paper ... both are papers but rosin is thick and takes time to get fully wet ...hard to tear .... please let me know your thoughts ... my hardwood installer want to use some plastic sheet ...may be tarp or roof felt paper .... what is negative about felt paper ... is felt paper bad for interior use
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Not sure my query was too confusing .... no answer yet :(
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Thanks! Patrob, Is not rosin paper would provide better cushion under hardwood and would handle any water spill from kids better then wax paper ... both are papers but rosin is thick and takes time to get fully wet ...hard to tear .... please let me know your thoughts ... my hardwood installer want to use some plastic sheet ...may be tarp or roof felt paper .... what is negative about felt paper ... is felt paper bad for interior use
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Hi Patrob, deciding to upgrade our hardwood on main floor. It's about 850 Sq ft with parquet currently. Thinking to put the new hardwood on top. How is the quality of engineer laminate? Thinking to go for laminate (>12mm, 25 years warranty). I have few questions.
- any recommendation on the installer?
- price per sq ft to install?
- any recommendation of which laminate? price?
TIA
There is no engineered laminate, it's either engineered hardwood or laminate. Where are you located? As per price for laminate varies from .99 cents up to $7 sq ft depending on quality. Price will also vary depending on the installer. Remember you will also need reducers, T-molds, etc.
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Thanks! Patrob, Is not rosin paper would provide better cushion under hardwood and would handle any water spill from kids better then wax paper ... both are papers but rosin is thick and takes time to get fully wet ...hard to tear .... please let me know your thoughts ... my hardwood installer want to use some plastic sheet ...may be tarp or roof felt paper .... what is negative about felt paper ... is felt paper bad for interior use
If you spill something on hardwood, what will the paper underneath help you with? Any underlay under solid hardwood will not give you any cushion! Nail down hardwood is not supposed to have any cushion. You are not supposed to use any plastic type moisture barrier under hardwood. Only if it's floating in the basement or crawl space. Simple wax paper is all you need.
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My bad. It's laminate I was thinking of. I am in Maple (Jane/Rutherford). Thanks patrob. I saw Lowes was having 12mm, unlimited life warranty. Are their products ok? Is it better quality and price from hardwood stores. Can you recommend an installer?
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There is no engineered laminate, it's either engineered hardwood or laminate. Where are you located? As per price for laminate varies from .99 cents up to $7 sq ft depending on quality. Price will also vary depending on the installer. Remember you will also need reducers, T-molds, etc.
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My bad. It's laminate I was thinking of. I am in Maple (Jane/Rutherford). Thanks patrob. I saw Lowes was having 12mm, unlimited life warranty. Are their products ok? Is it better quality and price from hardwood stores. Can you recommend an installer?
How much was the Lowes laminate? Lot of people like the Costco laminate especially when it's on sale lol Looks pretty decent and well made. Maybe you can check it out.
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It's $1.69/sq ft or $23.51/box. Yah, I heard about Costco one (~$35/box).
https://www.lowes.ca/laminate-flooring/ ... 56105.html
Price looks reasonable.
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Patrob,

I've tried to search the thread, and can't find anything...Do you still do installations?
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