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Old 09-25-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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coating for floor?

I may not be even asking the right question but I removed the carpeting from my home and embarrassingly enough there is a cat piss stain that doesn't smell that pleasant and I was told I can coat with some sort of polyurethane or something. I have no idea what I need but I'm assuming lowes should have it. Does anyone know what I need?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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They make it.

Try cleaning it first.

Bleach, etc.

HD or Lowes should have something.

They have paint that will hold in fire damage smell, so I am sure there is stuff for floors.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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Listen to me

Ok?

Cut out the floor, subfloor and even joist if you have to and replace.

Trust me. NOTHING will get the smell out. It will return

Cut the wood out and replace
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Listen to me

Ok?

Cut out the floor, subfloor and even joist if you have to and replace.

Trust me. NOTHING will get the smell out. It will return

Cut the wood out and replace
I don't have time. I have roommates moving in friday. I usually would listen to you and do the best possible thing but I really can't.
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I don't have time. I have roommates moving in friday. I usually would listen to you and do the best possible thing but I really can't.
Then just cut out the affected boards and replace those. Shouldn't take you that long to do that.

I wouldn't replace the joist, but replacing the affected subfloor boards is a very good idea.

That ish lasts forever.
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putting down pergo flooring.

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How did the install go? I'm just wondering because I'm looking into doing a laminate wood flooring DIY as well. I have a few questions if you don't mind haha

1) Where did you get the flooring from and how much?
2) Did you get flooring with the pad attached, and how thick?
3) Did you remove the baseboards and them attach it again?

Any general advice?
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How did the install go? I'm just wondering because I'm looking into doing a laminate wood flooring DIY as well. I have a few questions if you don't mind haha

1) Where did you get the flooring from and how much?
2) Did you get flooring with the pad attached, and how thick?
3) Did you remove the baseboards and them attach it again?

Any general advice?
Went pretty well. Still have more to do though. I got the flooring from lowes. I paid 38.00 a box. I can't remember the actual sqft cost but I want to say somewhere around 2.50-2.80

Get it with the pad. So much easier. Just lays right down. It's not too thick. I can take more pics later. Here's the one part of the dining room. I didn't take the baseboards out either

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Went pretty well. Still have more to do though. I got the flooring from lowes. I paid 38.00 a box. I can't remember the actual sqft cost but I want to say somewhere around 2.50-2.80

Get it with the pad. So much easier. Just lays right down. It's not too thick. I can take more pics later. Here's the one part of the dining room. I didn't take the baseboards out either
Oh Boy....


Doesn't look like you staggered the boards correctly

Shouldn't be any clear lines brother. That breaks it up and hides the "seams" but most importantly gives the floor strength
Looks like railroad ties

Typically 3-4 board length differences
Did you gap the edges of the room on all sides? Typically leave about 1/4" for expansion or the floor can buckle with warmer temps and higher humidity






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Doesn't look like you staggered the boards correctly

Shouldn't be any clear lines brother. That breaks it up and hides the "seams" but most importantly gives the floor strength
Looks like railroad ties

Typically 3-4 board length differences
Did you gap the edges of the room on all sides? Typically leave about 1/4" for expansion or the floor can buckle with warmer temps and higher humidity






every other row is the same. Uncle did it whose been doing it for a while. I'm happy with it.
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every other row is the same. Uncle did it whose been doing it for a while. I'm happy with it.
cat pee and improperly staggered floor. better tear down the house and start over.
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Went pretty well. Still have more to do though. I got the flooring from lowes. I paid 38.00 a box. I can't remember the actual sqft cost but I want to say somewhere around 2.50-2.80

Get it with the pad. So much easier. Just lays right down. It's not too thick. I can take more pics later. Here's the one part of the dining room. I didn't take the baseboards out either
Attractive floor, nice wood grain.
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Nice, that looks pretty good. I'll look for options with the pad attached if it makes my life easier
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Nice, that looks pretty good. I'll look for options with the pad attached if it makes my life easier
yea it does any it's not much more expensive. The brand I got was pergo btw. supposedly one of the better ones.
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Here's the end result. So happy with is

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I may not be even asking the right question but I removed the carpeting from my home and embarrassingly enough there is a cat piss stain that doesn't smell that pleasant and I was told I can coat with some sort of polyurethane or something. I have no idea what I need but I'm assuming lowes should have it. Does anyone know what I need?
Depending on how big your floor is you could use an industrial coating ,just make sure it is dry before useing any coating ,or the moisture will rise up underneat ,I had a builder do that once had to redo wet spots , DY CHEM HAD A VERY GOOD ONE CALLED CLEAR CREAT. What ever you use 3 light coats is better than A tick one, leave A DAY to dry after every coat . Fred
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