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Old 03-07-2019, 02:21 PM   #1
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How Much Prep Work Do You Do?

Have 4300sf of engineered to glue down on slab in a new construction.

Some parts are filthy and others not as bad but I prefer grinding than manually scraping it.

Is there a standard protocol for higher end installs when it comes to floor prep?

The entire house was set for 1/2 flooring and they have 5/8...the builder is having a small profile painted to match. Would a Crane make clean cuts to slip flooring under or would the cut edge need touched up?

Done plenty of floor jobs but not this large

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Old 03-09-2019, 11:22 PM   #2
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Re: How Much Prep Work Do You Do?

Man I really hope you're not going to try to grind 4300 sf with that little guy.

I have a friend who does concrete coatings, he's under $2/sf. I've had him prep slabs for me before.

The small profile is like a shoe molding? I'd make sure I had lots of sharp blades for undercutting door jambs and what not



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Originally Posted by rblakes1 View Post
Man I really hope you're not going to try to grind 4300 sf with that little guy.


After about 200 feet he will figure out that he needs a bigger tool

You can rent a machine from home depot or anywhere else that will knock it out

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Re: How Much Prep Work Do You Do?

You should remove any loose glue plaster paint etc. The cleaner the surface the better is the bond between flooring ang glue. Also fill in low spots with self leveling material. A flat subfloor is just as important.
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