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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

Is this laminate defective or is this typical?

Should I keep the $800 worth of as-yet uninstalled Shaw VersaLock laminate flooring, or is this just a shoddy product that I need to return to "Larry" at the floor store? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 13, 2008 - 13 answers

How to I clean glue and debris from a hardwood floor without harming the floor?

I recently ripped up ceramic tiles from a patch of hardwood floor - what's the best way to remove the remaining glue and debris without harming the wood itself? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Oct 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for something to cover the ugly carpet in our apartment for less than $500 for 156 sq ft.

Can we get area rugs (or custom cut+bound remnants) to cover our apartment's ugly carpet that won't bubble up or fall apart? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Sep 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I work out a flooring installation gone awry?

What's my recourse with a flooring installation now gone awry that was partially contracted through Home Depot, and partially worked out "on the side" with the installer? [more inside]
posted by indigo4963 on Jul 7, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood?

How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Jun 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Cushy playroom flooring on a shoestring budget, please!

Need creative ideas for inexpensive flooring in a playroom/rec room. Our budget is next to nothing. [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Jun 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its carpet time! COOL RUNNERS!

Where can I get modern, bright or otherwise designy carpet runners online or in Southern California? Long, long, by-the-foot options preferred, but if I find something I like I might just buy several of the same one. Other relevant information: I am allergic to beige.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 24, 2008 - 5 answers

You want the truth..? You can't handle the truth!

I have about a week or so to find some of this carpet. Yep, it is that stuff that's everywhere. You probably even have 3 rolls of it under your house as we speak. It's almost safe to say, at some point, you really did have like 3 rolls of it - what did you do with them?!! Where should I inquire about getting a scrap of it?? (30cm/12inch -sq.) Demolition.. people? The dump? Is there like an Elephants Graveyard but for carpet?? Also.. I need a hand with repairing melamine/laminex?? ( Bathroom vanity and a cupboard). And (omg!) this blind ( /s)... [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Home Flooring for the Baffled

Please share your experience, strength, and hope regarding flooring options for upstairs bedrooms. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Help us coat our floor in something deliciously hideous!

Vinyl flooring that is either NOT ugly or hideously ugly in a way we like: does it exist? [more inside]
posted by InnocentBystander on Jan 6, 2008 - 25 answers

Cork economics

I keep hearing that synthetic wine corks are endangering the livelihood cork farmers. Why hasn't the upswing in the use of cork flooring offset this phenomenon?
posted by machaus on Dec 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Will this floor photo collage work?

Would this art/home improvement project work, or can you share tips on how to make it work? Involves linoleum and vintage photos... [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Nov 2, 2007 - 8 answers

How best to remove glued-on stair nosing?

I need to remove and replace 3/4" hardwood stair nosing that has been attached to the subfloor with some sort of adhesive. [more inside]
posted by oncogenesis on Oct 2, 2007 - 8 answers

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