Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Floor Decor: Beautiful, by Clayton Bennett

By Clayton Bennett

During this significant revision to 2003's Black & Decker the total advisor to floor, shoppers now have the one actually accomplished ground booklet to be had. It includes info on all kinds of floor surfaces, either interior and out of doors, and covers each element of the method -- from layout and making plans to completing and repair.

New during this version, and exact between all floor books, Black & Decker« the whole consultant to flooring Decor comprises set up sequences for the preferred new ground tendencies, together with bamboo and cork. additionally new is an inspirational bankruptcy that unearths the secrets and techniques utilized by designers to make flooring a vital component of domestic d¬cor.

Carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and stone -- it's all the following in a single actually whole consultant to ground decor.

Covers all new laminate ground products
Complete guide for radiant heating systems
Includes complete refinishing and upkeep information
Includes ornamental portray designs and urban etching suggestions

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Mix the leveler according to directions from the manufacturer, adding a latex or acrylic bonding agent for added strength. 2 1 Mix the leveler according to the manufacturer’s directions, then spread it onto the subfloor using a finishing trowel. Build up the leveler in thin layers to avoid overfilling the area, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. Use a straightedge to make sure the filled area is level with the surrounding area. If necessary, apply more leveler. Allow the leveler to dry, then shave off any ridges with the edge of a trowel, or if necessary, sand it smooth.

As you work your way down through the layers, pay attention to their condition. A damaged underlayment is not worth preserving. For that matter, if you’re taking up a ceramic tile floor and the work is difficult and tedious, you may decide to take out the underlayment to save time. As with all demolition projects, be sure to protect your eyes, ears, and lungs. If possible, place a fan in a window to blow dust out of the room. Wear gloves to prevent splinters and blisters. And remember to stop when you’re tired.

Cut the blocking or bridging to fit and install it between the joists in its original position. indd 56 CG TO FLOOR DECOR - (PROV-CPI) TB D607-01 / 4269 6/2/07 1:01:42 PM Preparing the Base E very floor in your house is made of layers. Under the floor covering, you may have carpet padding, isolation membrane, hardened adhesives, or previous flooring materials. To create a lasting floor, you first have to get to the underlayment and, if necessary, the subfloor beneath it. Plan the removal in steps.

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