The complete guide to floor décor: beautiful, long-lasting by Clayton Bennett
By Clayton Bennett
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One characteristic of concrete won’t change, though: It’s still hard, and it reflects sound. Offset these drawbacks with soft furniture and window coverings. indd 31 TB CG TO FLOOR DECOR - (PROV-CPI) D607-01 / 4028 6/2/07 1:26:47 PM A luxurious carpet becomes a practical indulgence when the only shoes in the room are your bedroom slippers. Of course, you will want it to be durable, even if you treat it gently. Wool fibers are among the most long-wearing versions available, and Berber loops are especially comfortable on bare feet.
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.
Make the cuts using a circular saw adjusted so the blade cuts through the subfloor only. Use a chisel to complete cuts near walls. 2 3 Remove the damaged section, then nail two 2 × 4 blocks between the joists, centered under the cut edges for added support. If possible, end-nail the blocks from below. Otherwise, toe-nail them from above, using 10d nails. Measure the cut-out section, then cut a patch to fit. Use material that’s the same thickness as the original subfloor. Fasten the patch to the joists and blocks using 2" deck screws spaced about 5" apart.