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Liquid vinyl or epoxy floor covering for plywood floor in "cat room"?

What options can you suggest for replacing carpet in a "catbox room" with something moisture-resistant and easily cleaned? Some of the cats occasionally get confused and miss the boxes. The sub-floor is plywood. I've been thinking along the lines of the 2-part epoxy coating I applied to the concrete garage floor several years ago, but don't know if it works well on wood, which flexes. Flooring companies have pointed out problems with conventional floor coverings either absorbing or being etched by cat urine. The room has a wood-burning stove in it, so something that won't burst into flame if exposed to an occasional ember would be best. X/
posted by Death by Ugabooga on May 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me improve my floor!

Can we paint our dull, lousy-looking laminated timber floors? [more inside]
posted by lottie on May 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Wood floats

We are buying a one-story 1959 ranch-style home in Austin, Texas. The floors are 70% polished concrete (which is just the top of the slab). I want to add wood floors and our contractor is suggesting that we float the engineered wood floor on the slab. [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I repair just the small damaged area of my parquet floor?

A small section of my wood parquet flooring is cracked and/or buckled. When I step on this area it creaks and springs up. Can I replace only the damaged section? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Apr 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Forced to redecorate the bedroom. Halp!

So. This renovation just keeps getting worse. Now the bedroom is involved. Help me brainstorm new flooring, wall color, and keep me sane. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Which should we pay for and which should we do ourselves?

DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 22, 2011 - 32 answers

Choosing shower floor tile shouldn't be this hard.

Now I need help choosing tile for the shower floor. Is the one I picked going to hurt me? I know you are not my tile setter but I've got to order tile soon. Testing the tile before ordering is not an option. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I find flooring that's green, durable, and relatively inexpensive?

We're about to tear up old, nasty carpet and install some new non-carpet flooring. But after way too much time spent researching, I'm still completely confused about the best option that combines sustainability, durability, and appearance without breaking the bank. [more inside]
posted by laze on Apr 12, 2011 - 12 answers

What can we do with an older house with carpeted hardwood floors?

My wife and I are about to close on a house. Most of the rooms are carpeted and we're wondering what we should do; we'd like to rip out the carpets but are worried that the hardwood floors underneath (assuming that the floors are hardwood) might be covered with lead-based paint. Also, we pretty much have less than one month to do the floors. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me be grout-free.

What material should we use as the flooring of a raised outdoor patio? The tile isn't hacking it. [more inside]
posted by dinger on Mar 4, 2011 - 9 answers

What should my hardwood floor stairs look like?

May I please tap the Hive Mind for some advice about hardwood floor stairs? I'm not sure how to identify what I want. [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Feb 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Urine makes my feet sticky

My beloved 12 year old mini dachshund has suddenly developed incontinence. I've got the medical issues covered but I'm having trouble with the clean-up. [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack on Jan 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find this flooring!

Can anyone identify this hardwood flooring? [more inside]
posted by some chick on Jan 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Flooring moisture meter in Seattle.

We have purchased some new flooring and would like to rent/borrow a surface moisture meter before we install it. We've checked several tool rental places (home depot, aurora rents, etc.). We've been able to find the "pin" type meters, but really need one of the "surface" variety. I know it's a long-shot here, but does anybody have a source that I might try? thanks.
posted by jimmereeno on Dec 20, 2010 - 6 answers

I want warm feets!

Marmoleum Click + Electric Radiant Floor Heat = ? [more inside]
posted by Zoyashka on Dec 17, 2010 - 1 answer

What kind of wood flooring should we get?

What kind of wood flooring should we get for our new house? Complications: two small kids, largish dog, budget. [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Dec 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Fixing very uneven concrete floors in existing houses?

Builders and contractors: is there anything that can be done, after-the-fact, about very uneven, sloped concrete floors? [more inside]
posted by rkent on Dec 15, 2010 - 17 answers

There's no hiding, behind moulding / hardwood.

What might the original moulding around our 20s-era fireplace have looked like? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I intall Marmoleum directly over tile?

Can I install Marmoleum Click tiles over ceramic tile? [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Sep 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me clean my floors!

My roommate and her dogs are finally moving out. Now how do I rehabilitate the floors in my house? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Aug 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Cons: Kitchen could use updating

My new apartment is awesome, except for the kitchen. What are some non-permanent things I can do to make it nicer? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jul 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me turn my ugly sunroom into something less hideous!

i want to fix up the sunroom in my house and I need a little guidance, as this is beyond some of the other home repair stuff we've done. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Need some advice about home repair

So, Mr. Sunny and I need to get some work done on our house. We need to replace the sliding glass door, probably with another sliding door. There is condensation in-between the panes. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on Jun 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Rehabing or replacing a kitchen floor on the cheap

How can I rehab or replace my gross kitchen floor for under $500? (Manhattan specific) [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jun 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Plywood floors for our kitchen?

Are plywood floors a good choice for our kitchen? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on May 11, 2010 - 30 answers

Is Polished Concrete a cost effective way to replace carpeting?

Is cement polishing a viable and cost-effective way to treat cement floors that have been carpeted for decades? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Mar 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Please help me figure out how to get our trim to work with our new floor.

We just put in a new floating laminate floor and it looks great, but we aren't sure what to do about the trim. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Mar 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Is this vinyl flooring of good quality?

Does anyone have any experience with no-glue vinyl using glass-tac tape? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Feb 15, 2010 - 0 answers

How can I fix my floors?

How can I fix the surface of parquet flooring which I have damaged with the plastic casters on an office chair? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jan 25, 2010 - 7 answers

One, Two, Three, Floor! Underlayment?

We're putting in a laminate "wood" flooring in our kitchen. I've read this thread for great tips. However (underlayment question)... [more inside]
posted by carlh on Jan 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find white vinyl flooring in rolls! Please!

Does white vinyl flooring exist in sheets? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 9, 2010 - 4 answers

My floor is covered with years of dirt and I don't know how to fix it.

I have no idea if my floor is vinyl or linoleum. What's the best way to clean it? [more inside]
posted by ohisee on Dec 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Dummies' guide to installing laminate flooring

Hot tips on laying down laminate floor? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 21, 2009 - 19 answers

Flooring solution for a slab floor and an owner with allergies.

Very humid house on a slab -- what's the best kind of flooring to help alleviate my allergies? [more inside]
posted by odragul on Nov 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Silencing squeaky floorboards.

Squeaky floorboards in hallway. Sleeping toddlers that wake at the slightest noise. What are your best tips for reducing the creaks and squeaks? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Sep 27, 2009 - 18 answers

Skirts and Rushes: a Medieval Mystery

Drafty castles, stone construction, floors strewn with rushes, noble ladies' trailing gowns... Anyone who's read any historical fiction set in the Middle Ages is familiar with these popular Medieval motifs, but I have been troubled by a number of questions about these items. Perhaps we have some period history mavens who can ease my confusion? (Warning: Long! Strewn! Possibly moldy.) [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 23, 2009 - 28 answers

slip sliding away.

I've installed laminate flooring about a year ago, and individual pieces are sliding around. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 19, 2009 - 12 answers

A Not Quite Fix for My Poor Hardwood Floors

How can I limit damage to my virtually-unfinished hardwood floors without the trouble/expense of refinishing? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Aug 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Should I get a Marmoleum kitchen floor?

Flooring-filter: Talk to me about linoleum in general, and Marmoleum brand linoleum in particular. Is it nice? Is it DIY-able? What should I know before choosing it for our kitchen? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me make a flat & silent floor.

Can I fix the buckling laminate in my new apartment without ripping up the whole damn floor? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Aug 2, 2009 - 9 answers

BugFilter: Unbeknownst to us, water got under our kitchen flooring. The bad section has been pulled up and cleaned but I'm seeing some small bugs in that general area. Help!

BugFilter: Unbeknownst to us, water got under our kitchen flooring. The bad section has been pulled up and cleaned but I'm seeing some small bugs in that general area. Help! [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Aug 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Economical flooring suggestions

Looking for suggestions/recommendations on economical home flooring solutions after a carpet de-install in a 70s era home. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jul 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Best tips for installing linoleum

Please give me advice and tips for a DIY linoleum installation. First my bathroom (5' x 10'), then if all goes well the kitchen (8' x 10', so a seam). [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Hardwood floor protective coating?

How to protect hardwood floors from my dog and child? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jun 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Recommend kitchen flooring that's green

I like cork flooring. Will my dog ruin it? Looking for ideas for kitchen flooring, preferably green* and not very expensive. Wacky ideas welcome. *green - least environmental cost [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Feb 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me mop my giant textured floor w/o a mop or bucket

Our new theater has a huge, textured, highly-trafficked, sealed concrete floor in the lobby, and I'm really dreading the thought of mopping it. What can I buy to help make the job easier? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Jan 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Brazilian Cherry over radiant heat (or: living life on the razor's edge)

My wife and I would like to install a floating Brazilian Cherry wood floor over radiant heat. Almost all manufacturers do not warrant this (and Brazilian Cherry is often called out as the worst possible wood to use over radiant heat). However, SOME manufacturers do warrant it. For example, I just finished speaking with Mannington, which warrants this flooring over radiant heat (as long as the floor doesn't exceed 90 degrees). The rep couldn't tell my why their floor is different than anyone else's, so I'm skeptical that this is a good idea. Can this be done successfully? I am suspicious of the manufacturers that claim to warrant it. I'm especially interested in hearing from someone who's had a similar floor installed for several years.
posted by jewzilla on Jan 8, 2009 - 11 answers

What kind of flooring should I use in my Basement of Doom?

Are there any flooring options for a concrete basement floor that occasionally gets moist from groundwater/high water table? If so, do I need to remove the paint on the floor first? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

What happens if a company you have an outstanding order with goes bankrupt?

A company we ordered flooring from filed for bankruptcy while we were waiting for our stuff to come in. What now? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Dec 12, 2008 - 8 answers

mosaic tile floor has weak spots

My mosaic tile floor is crumbling. I suspect its because the floor gives a little under weight. If I repair it, will the same thing happen again? Or, what else could I do to avoid giving up on it completely? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Dec 1, 2008 - 6 answers

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