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by gsahlot
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior door slab replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Interior door slab replacement

Just working on replacing the interior doors. Confused about how much gap should I leave under the door i.e. between the lower edge of the door and the laminate floor?

Likewise, how much should be the gap under the sliding doors of the closet?
by gsahlot
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: laminate flooring seam gap
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: laminate flooring seam gap

Ya I figured it was not acclimated as well. I would not do the caulking , you will find this spot is always dusty or attract dirt/dust to the caulking. I would go to the furthest end of that row that the space is in. Place a solid spacer between the ends of those rows and wall ,maybe 2 or so rows e...
by gsahlot
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gap b/w laminate floor and baseboards
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: gap b/w laminate floor and baseboards

Also in general do people apply caulk b/w floor and baseboards regardless of small, big or no gaps?
by gsahlot
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gap b/w laminate floor and baseboards
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: gap b/w laminate floor and baseboards

I did apply downward pressure when installing but looks like this one had bad gap so couldn't get rid of it all. How about using that stretch caulk which you suggested in the other post i.e. https://www.amazon.com/Sashco-Performance-Caulking-Cartridge-Woodtone/dp/B00IQCHQRO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=15...
by gsahlot
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: laminate flooring seam gap
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: laminate flooring seam gap

Yeah, I have got the flooring acclimated. Actually it has got acclimated for fairly long period before I started the installation. Probably couple of months. It is click-loc, I didn't use the glue. Instructions said just lock it in. See the picture below. click and lock floor.jpg Gaps are not highly...
by gsahlot
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gap b/w laminate floor and baseboards
Replies: 5
Views: 152

gap b/w laminate floor and baseboards

I am installing the baseboards after installing the new laminate flooring. Floor seems to be installed fairly well but when installing the baseboards along long walls (6+ ft), I am noticing that in some places, the baseboard is not sitting on the floor flat. Maybe the floor goes up and down in that ...
by gsahlot
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: laminate flooring seam gap
Replies: 5
Views: 166

laminate flooring seam gap

I am pretty much done installing the laminate flooring in 4 beds and a living room. But in the area marked in the picture below, I am seeing gaps in seams. flooring.jpg Here is how a good seam is looking: good seam.jpg Here are how gaps are looking (along the width of the boards). seam with gap1.jpg...
by gsahlot
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Laminate flooring near front door
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Laminate flooring near front door

I am almost done installing the laminate floor in living room except few plans near the main/front door where I am struggling. See the pic how it looks from inside. frontdoor1.jpg frontdoor2.jpg Here is a closer look, note that we have carpet earlier. frontdoor3.jpg I took out the screws whatever I ...
by gsahlot
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T-moulding transition installation
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: T-moulding transition installation

Yeah, looks like are two. I am feeling that the green one might be easier to take out. It looks a crispy one and quite thin.
by gsahlot
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: T-moulding transition installation
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: T-moulding transition installation

Good news. Looks like the top most layer is 1/4" proper tiles, I guess that means non vinyl stuff. As I can see that they have locking system and I can easily put a prybar and lift them up so I think I can just start on one side and unlock them and take out without any efforts. So this means I am ju...
by gsahlot
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T-moulding transition installation
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: T-moulding transition installation

Also, in case of kitchen floor, is it not possible to use the stuck linoeum layer as underlayment for the laminate floor which I want to extend into the kitchen from living room? In living room I am already using an underlayment (pergo gold) under the laminate floor, so I am thinking the level after...
by gsahlot
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T-moulding transition installation
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: T-moulding transition installation

Thanks Guys!

Hmm. So this asbestos thingy.. do you think the job to remove linoeum/mastic could make asbestos air-borne? Looks like it is wont be a dusty job like removing popcorn ceiling and sanding it.
by gsahlot
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: T-moulding transition installation
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: T-moulding transition installation

Thanks Spruce and Shannon! I guess I know more now that T moulding is not the universal fit for all situations. Does reducer have specific sizes or is it standard size I can ask for like a reducer from laminate to vinyl floor? Also few more questions coming to the mind: 1. When I have the tiles inst...
by gsahlot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T-moulding transition installation
Replies: 12
Views: 233

T-moulding transition installation

Hi, I am installing laminate flooring and now I am near to the door of bathroom. Currently the bathroom has vinyl flooring but eventually (maybe in a year or two) I would like to get the bathroom remodeled and install tiles flooring (instead of current vinyl) so sort of need to keep that in mind too...
by gsahlot
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Brad nails holes in trims
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Brad nails holes in trims

Hi,

I just installed some window, doors trims and baseboards. All material is MDF and I used 18ga bradnails. I already painted the trims before installation. What is the best way to do the finishing? What material should I use to fill the bradnails holes, caulking or something else? Thanks.
by gsahlot
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

Shannon wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Paint must be very thick and fast drying?
It doesn't seem to be fast drying but could be thick. How do I know how thick is not thick? Just by hit and trial method?
by gsahlot
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

You may need to thin the paint slightly to give yourself a little more working time. A 3" or 4" roller will probably help get the material on. What kind of brush are you using? A good quality brush (Purdy or dealer brand, which is Purdy) is your best bet. I am using purdy brush. Hmm. Maybe the pain...
by gsahlot
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 8
Views: 640

How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

Hi, I am getting lot of lines when paint dries in the direction in which I ran the brush while painting baseboards and trims. It looks not possible to use a roller for trims which are like 3 inches wide. Could someone provide some tips and info on special brush so that result comes professional and ...
by gsahlot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Guys I finally decided to build the cabinets 1st also did a slight change in design by moving hanging space to the middle. I think I got everything installed pretty nicely, so I guess can call it success. Thanks for all the guidance. Here are some final product pics. MVIMG_20181014_200640.jpg MVIMG_...
by gsahlot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Hmm.. Actually another problem I am facing now is that the space above the cabinet is 1' which I originally thought was enough for me to go in there and drive screws vertically through B5 into the standing panels i.e. B1 to B4. That space doesn't seem to be enough, actually it is not the space above...
by gsahlot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Thanks Shannon! I guess building as separate cabinets could also be an option. Btw, I just realized that the boards with the holes only have holes on one side of it but in order to make the design as I showed in the picture above, B2 should have holes on both sides (essentially a through hole) so th...
by gsahlot
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Sounds good. Thanks Spruce. Let me give it a shot. Will get back here if ran into issues.
by gsahlot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Guidance on installing closets

If you have access above B5, yes, you can screw it down into the other 4 panels. I would recommend predrilling the holes so that you don't split out the panels. measure carefully and put the screws in the middle of the vertical panels for best results. Yes I would have 1 feet left. Ceiling height i...
by gsahlot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Thanks Spruce. But just trying to understand... Here is some more info with pics. 1. Boards I bought MelamineBoards.jpg 2. Closet space pics closet space pic1.jpg closet space pic 2 (angled view).jpg 3. Here is the design with actual dimensions I am looking to have closetDesign.png a) So I think I c...
by gsahlot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Guidance on installing closets

Guys, After putting the laminate flooring, I am at the step of installing closet with shelving. I have bought these Melamine boards (1"x16" and 8' long). How do I mount these boards into the closet area? I think the boards which will be on the side walls can be mounted using screws but how about the...
by gsahlot
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

It's personal preference whether you have the head piece thicker than the legs, or not, either way is acceptable. I would like to have the header piece thicker, so do you think I should look for a thicker header piece or can I just shim under them to make them look thicker? These windows are probab...
by gsahlot
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Thanks Spruce and Shannon! Are door and window headers and side legs really of the same thickness? See this image. door1.jpg The header seems to stick out a bit more than side leg, so looks like the header is thicker than side leg? Or did they just put some shims behind the headers just to make it s...
by gsahlot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

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by gsahlot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

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by gsahlot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

I saw this baseboard, windows and door trims in one of the open houses and liked it. I cannot tell the size from pictures. The ceiling height is 8 feet. Could you suggest what size and what material exactly should I buy to get this type of baseboard, window and door trims? window3.jpg window2.jpg wi...