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patrob wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:20 pm
If you say unheated, it means you have zero control for temperature/humidity. In this case none of those will work, tiles might be ok.
That's a bummer. I thought some laminates would work. If needed the room can be heated. What kind of temperature need to be maintained for laminate or engineered hardwood to work?
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Germack wrote:
Mar 18th, 2017 1:22 pm
That's a bummer. I thought some laminates would work. If needed the room can be heated. What kind of temperature need to be maintained for laminate or engineered hardwood to work?
Minimum temp doesn't matter as much, if it's above 15 deg C you'll be fine but this means you don't have any humidity control. So your RH levels will be high in summer and low in winter which will have major effect on the floor. And if the sunroom is not insulated from below then I wouldn't put any laminate or engineered hardwood. Every manufacturer has their own requirements so confirm with them.
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We're planning on putting dark laminate on top of dri-core in the basement (about 1300sf). Looking for some feedback on a couple of questions:

1. Does Dri-core ever go on sale? Where can I get the best price (I've compared and they all seem comparable and kind of expensive).
2. I'm interested in laminate from Costco.....anyone know when it typically goes on sale?
3. If we don't go with Costco, can someone recommend a good brand that's reasonably priced and best place to get it?
4. Do you think I can resell laminate? We put in new laminate 3 years ago but I just hate the colour (yes I know, duh). It's in perfect shape.
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pinkmanwhite wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 9:52 am
We're planning on putting dark laminate on top of dri-core in the basement (about 1300sf). Looking for some feedback on a couple of questions:

1. Does Dri-core ever go on sale? Where can I get the best price (I've compared and they all seem comparable and kind of expensive).
2. I'm interested in laminate from Costco.....anyone know when it typically goes on sale?
3. If we don't go with Costco, can someone recommend a good brand that's reasonably priced and best place to get it?
4. Do you think I can resell laminate? We put in new laminate 3 years ago but I just hate the colour (yes I know, duh). It's in perfect shape.
No sense in installing dricore if you're only installing laminate, just use a good moisture barrier and itll be much cheaper.

Not sure about Costco sales but the deal they have now for the golden select German laminate is pretty good.

Check out Kronotex they have different lines at different price points. There's some on sale at lowes right now. You can also look at fuzion and goodfellow laminates.

If you can remove existing laminate without breaking any of the tongues or locks then you might find someone interested but I've never seen it done before.
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Can anyone recommend a supplier in the GTA that carries Canadian hardwood.? Our budget is roughly $7.50 sq./ft.

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Mar 19th, 2017 12:37 pm
Can anyone recommend a supplier in the GTA that carries Canadian hardwood.? Our budget is roughly $7.50 sq./ft.

Chris
Go on Vintage, Mirage, Preverco, Mercier, etc. website and search for their dealer list in your area. Go there and you will find many Canadian manufacturers and the sales person should also know who they are.
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BMC wrote:
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Can anyone recommend a supplier in the GTA that carries Canadian hardwood.? Our budget is roughly $7.50 sq./ft.

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Darmaga has a big selection and a showroom. They are located in Richmond Hill
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Hi,

Based on attach floor plan, where should I start to keep the floor straight lines?

Thanks
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iismail wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:07 pm
Hi,

Based on attach floor plan, where should I start to keep the floor straight lines?

Thanks
I would normally start with a full piece off the stair nosing, but it might not be straight with the rest of the house. Start off by measure the longest exterior wall and see if it is straight to the plywood then adjust as necessary.

There are more detailed and complicated ways this is just the simplest.
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iismail wrote:
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Based on attach floor plan, where should I start to keep the floor straight lines?

Thanks
If you are able to run the floor in one direction (north south) then shoot the line all the way from master bedroom to bedroom 3 across the hallway. Parallel to the exterior walls of master bedroom & bedroom 3. That will tell you is the walls & nosings are parallel. Then you can measure back to a full piece at the nosing or almost full and start from there. If you have more experience you can calculate it and start from the wall in the master bedroom knowing that you will be close to a full piece at the nosing. Don't reply on the plywood because it's not always straight or parallel with the walls. Chalk line & measuring tape is your best friend!
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Patrob: My house is going to replace the floor carpet with hardwood. Please advise how can be sure the contractor would make a 100% level/even where the hardwood and the porcelain tiles meet. I DO NOT want to have transition insert between the hardwood and the porcelain tiles for the convenient of wheelchair movement . Thanks.

Think of installing Mirage hardwood.
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Hey patrob,

What's the best product to remove (to the best of current technology's abilities... I understand magic doesn't exist in the world to remove them completely) hardwood floor scratches?

Do the Rejuvenate products at HD work?
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iEyeCaptain wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 9:48 am
Hey patrob,

What's the best product to remove (to the best of current technology's abilities... I understand magic doesn't exist in the world to remove them completely) hardwood floor scratches?

Do the Rejuvenate products at HD work?
Im curious as well. Rejuvenate claims to remove or fill scratches.
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iEyeCaptain wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 9:48 am
Hey patrob,

What's the best product to remove (to the best of current technology's abilities... I understand magic doesn't exist in the world to remove them completely) hardwood floor scratches?

Do the Rejuvenate products at HD work?
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Mar 23rd, 2017 10:10 am
Im curious as well. Rejuvenate claims to remove or fill scratches.
Don't waste your money. If your floor is semigloss then you will always see the scratches or filler when the light hits them. If your floor is wire brushed, hand scrapped, or satin/matte finish it'll be easier to hide the scratches with putty or stain markers.

Depending on depth of scratches you can buff and recoat the finish.
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Rockymountain wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2017 10:10 pm
Patrob: My house is going to replace the floor carpet with hardwood. Please advise how can be sure the contractor would make a 100% level/even where the hardwood and the porcelain tiles meet. I DO NOT want to have transition insert between the hardwood and the porcelain tiles for the convenient of wheelchair movement . Thanks.

Think of installing Mirage hardwood.
If the installer can't bevel down or ramp up the floor to tile then you should definitely look for a new installer.

Depending on your tile your hardwood can be much higher or lower than it.
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