I asked him to take a picture last night but he wouldn't do it. Just
as well because even besides the cold and snow, it gets dark early
still and his floods don't point in the right direction enough.
Wouldn't you know it was -12 last night. More snow predicted too.
He said pressure treated, large beams, 6x6 and 8x8, brought in along
with lumber to build his garage. He wanted larger and more beams to
support the future tub. Contractor built what he asked for and said it
was more than any tub would need.
Funny part? Now he says he doesn't want the tub because his
mother-in-law will be over all the time.
I would look at what the definition of plywood is. There is
"Engineered" hard wood flooring that is actually plywood and then there
is more common hardwood veneered plywood that is typically used for
furniture. I would not put much trust in the later being a good
material for flooring although the link you provided has the appearance
of the common furniture grade plywood. Just because a designer uses it
does not mean by any stretch of the imagination that the material choice
is a good one. On a side note my wife and I visited a model home in a
new neighborhood. The floors were sand stone, very attractive but tons
of grout and you could already see wear paths in the stone from traffic.
I would guesstimate that the floor had to be replaced with in a year
or two. I would highly suspect that a common plywood floor might have a
similar life expectancy.
an inexpensive underlayment over the entire floor is a route to take?
"Casper" wrote in message
Anyone here has any experience with plywood flooring?
I am considering this as an inexpensive alternative to other flooring.
Almost all (bathrooms can wait a bit) all of the flooring for 1400 sq
ft home needs replacing. Currently it is 70% carpet, 20% sheet vinyl
and 10% vinyl squares.
Carpet is 20 years old, worn and coming apart at all the seams. Twenty
year old sheet vinyl isn't as bad; one major hole in washroom and two
small ones in bathrooms; mostly it's all discoloring. Vinyl tiles are
press-n-stick to OSB and are shifting badly. My hunch is the texture
of the OSB isn't right for those kind of tiles.
I'm trying to ascertain how well plywood will hold up, if properly
treated, and how difficult is it to put down. I've seen some wild
patterns but I plan to stick to a simple design, maybe a fancier edge
or something depending on cost and labor (if I do this myself).
Would standard wood flooring treatments be enough on plywood? Or are
there better, less expensive options. I don't want a 'cheap' floor, or
cheap looking. I can't afford right now to shell out 6-7k or more
(price quotes) for vinyl planks, even though I do like the look and
quality of those.
Yes I have been searching for other options. Yes I have checked
pricing everywhere I could find within a reasonable distance. I really
would prefer to do this all as one floor and keep the cost down,
especially if I end up having to pay for labor. Thoughts?
Personally I don't find most barnwood style floors appealing but it
does depend on the look. I lean more toward modern and industrial.
I like stone. It's just I usually see more of it I like on the outside
of a house than inside on the floor.
That multi-colored laminate planking does look kinda ugly. It would
probably be good for a bar, restaurant or game hall doing a theme.
I agree and blame H&G all the time. I hate shopping for furniture for
that very reason. I loathe sales people who stand there and try to
tell me why I should love a particular piece.
When are current couch was delivered, I stopped the delivery people
from bringing in more pieces because the color was wrong. We chose a
light brown/tan. What arrived was off white. The men said call the
store. So I did. Get this, the sales woman said to close the window
shades as I was probably getting too much light in and not seeing it
right. WTH? I had her on speaker phone and the three guys delivering
were shaking their heads and trying not to laugh. I made them take all
the wrong pieces back. I won't be shopping there ever again.
I like real wood, not particle board. I admit I do have an
entertainment center made partially from some manmade stuff which was
painted and not properly coated. It scratches easily. Worse, they make
them all in white then paint over for your preferred color. We're not
watching TV much anymore so ultimately we may get rid of it and put
the LCD on the wall for movies.
LOL. True. I appreciate the rustic look, it's just not my style. I do
however try to recycle when possible. I think we waste too much.
I think the end cut boards look interesting but I don't know about it
as flooring. A restaurant near us has some on walls and it looks neat.
I'm certain it's easier to clean on the wall than floor but I'd rather
not be the one trying to dust.
I found another example of plywood flooring done DiY and they actually
give more information on how they did it.
I like the driftwood, which makes the nails a bit less noticeable.
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