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  1. Carpentry
    I just started a small front porch here in town. The old one was a small brick one, that was crumbling. The HO's just had their basement waterproofed and the old porch was in the way. The HO had the foresight to leave the old concrete steps in place though. I had my first meeting with them...
  2. Flooring
    I am interested in upgrading my companies dust containment systems. We currently use the CAV26 units, but need something with more power. I like the power the Bona trailer offers, but I don't think I want to haul around a trailer. I also don't want to drag a vacuum around in the house. I am...
  3. Flooring
    Just curious to know how good this stuff is. Thanks
  4. New Member Introductions
    Just wanted to say hi to everyone and kind of welcome myself to this great site. I look forward to learning from all of you and hope I can embed some knowledge within you. Name is Joe and Im one third owner of Erie Pa.'s newest flooring store, BMB Flooring Emporium. Any questions or comments are...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone... I've been exploring this site for several hours before joining and what a wealth of information and talent that's here. My specialty is Hardwood Flooring from three generations in California. I'm looking forward meeting many of you and sharing in ideas for continued success in...
  6. Flooring
    I am planning to install hardwood floor by myself. I am using 2 ½ by ¾ inch red oak. I have two questions regarding this subject. 1. For Massachusetts climate should I use nails as oppose to staples? I did some online browsing and people seem to be split 50/50 for nail Vs. staple...
  7. Flooring
    I've been looking at both types of flooring staplers. Can you install 3/8 engineered with the Bostitch MIIIFS? I know the SENCO SLS20HF flooring stapler will install the engineered, but will the bigger Bostitch install both 3/4 solid goods and 3/8 engineered?
  8. New Member Introductions
    Howdy, folks! I'm a Pacific NW supplier of electric radiant heat. I have been at this a while, living in a comfort zone of installing under tile. Now I'm trying to bring some solutions to my customers who want to install under laminate, vinyl, and hardwood. So I'm asking the experts how they get...
  9. Flooring
    Hi, guys. I am a radiant heat component supplier, and I am trying to get a better insight on how these products are actually installed. Specifically, I am looking at installing under non-tile surfaces. Hardwood, laminate, vinyl. In Europe they are using a 1/4" thick Extruded Polystyrene...
  10. General Discussion
    In a recent remodel, we removed a wall to open up a room. The new added area has a slab concrete floor which is about 1.5" lower than the osb sub-floor. We would like to continue the existing 1/2" sand-finish, nail down hardwood flooring into the new space. I am not sure of the best method...
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