1. I am looking for a site that I can get some free plans on for making
furniture, dimensions, drawings etc. Are there any out there?
2. I have lino in the bathroom and floorboards underneath. I am wanting to
tile it with some mosaic tiles. Can I tile on top of the existing lino or
does it have to be removed, if so what do I need as a surface to tile on?
3. If I go for a laminated floor in the bathroom instead is there any that
will withstand water when we use the bath. The floor gets wet sometimes but
I don't want it curling up. Is there such a thing as waterproof laminated
4. In the bathroom we have a large cabinet with plain doors. I want to put
some mirrors on the doors, what's the best way to stick them on? Someone
mentioned if I use silicone it will show through, is that correct?
5. And finally, we have just had a UPVC door and frame fitted on the front
of the house. Now earlier in the week when we had high winds it was howling
like mad. As I am in a HA house it will take ages to get someone out so is
thee anything I can do? It all looks sealed as far as I can see but there is
a small piece of silicone coming off the window in the door.
Thanks for the help, I am a complete novice so go easy on me guys, layman's
terms preferred :)
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Personally I would remove it and then screw down some WBP 3/4" ply over
the floor area. That should give you a flat surface to tile on that
should not flex (and hence allow the tiles to crack)
Some of the better quality brands claim to be OK in "wet service areas"
- the 12mm version of the B&Q click together stuff for example. To be
sure it would be better to coat the whole floor with a sealant once it
is laid to make sure.
Don't know if it would show through - presumably a thin layer of
translucent silicone spread evenly over the back would not show through.
You could also go for fixing it with some picture framing type beading -
i.e. making a frame for the mirror. That would also allow the option of
removing it in future should it need replacing for any reason.
You may find there are some adjustment screws on the hinges that can
make the door fit tighter or looser.... then again you may not!
I think with the existing floorboards still in place and them being
relatively flat, then 3/4 wbp is total overkill, 3/8 wbp would be
sufficient obviously after priming it with a watered down pva
Regarding Q5, you may well find (as I did) that the loose silicone
is actually causing the howling. The wind blows under the lip of
loose material and vibrates it rather like the reed in a wind
instrument. If you watch it when the wind is blowing, you'll see
whether this is the problem. Replacing that stretch of the seal
should cure it.
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