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by mdnagel
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Hoping that this is the last of my questions on this subject! :lol: (and I'm really appreciating everyone's help!) What happens if I should run into an instance where the remaining space to be filled is under the minimum size for a cut piece? The manufacturer says no pieces shorter than 6", but no m...
by mdnagel
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

I agree, but... I've decided to keep the vinyl only in the kitchen, laundry and at the landing/entry of the front door. The laminate will be spanning the hallway, dining, living and den. I'm thinking that it's going to be real hard to line up the planks such that I don't end up with a short piece at...
by mdnagel
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Greg, I'm still not sure where to locate the expansion/transition strip that would separate the flooring in the den. Am concerned about running a transitions strip at other than perpendicular to the width of the planks (90 degrees): looks more like 45 degrees. Seems that this would likely result in ...
by mdnagel
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

OK... here are actual pictures of the "area" of concern (I wasn't too far off in my memory of what it's actually like- my drawings are pretty accurate). To further compound things the edges of the entrance way to the den are very irregular! I kind of know why carpeting was used! Any suggestions for ...
by mdnagel
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

I'll be needing to solidify the flooring layouts this weekend when my wife is in town. Won't have time to take pictures before then, so I've scrawled out some drawings that might show what I'm having issues figuring how to deal with transitions. The dilemma is how to manage the flooring from the den...
by mdnagel
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Greg, I'm assuming that there also needs to be a 5/16" to 3/8" gap between the edge of the flooring and the edge of the T's vertical- the "rail." There still needs to be sufficient overlap by the top of the T (horizontal). If 3/8" gap, then that's 6/8". The width of the rail needs to provide enough ...
by mdnagel
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Exterior door jamb repair
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Re: Exterior door jamb repair

Yes, security requires multiple levels. It's really about slowing down burglars. If you're not an easy target they they'll seek out someone who is easier. But... if someone really wants what you have (they happen to know you, what you have), then yes, they're not likely going to stop at a stubborn d...
by mdnagel
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Greg, I priced out the raw stock vs. the pre-fab (synthetic) material. Just slightly over $1/ft* vs. $4.60/ft! So, yes, you're absolutely correct! My rough estimate is that I can pay for the router table with the savings (for just this installation job- router table will continue to provide value). ...
by mdnagel
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Greg, How much extra cut in depth did you add under the shoulders? (to allow for some float) A general question: is there any concerns about putting heavy stuff on floating floors given that they are supposed to "float?" The vinyl planking is going to have appliances (washer, dryer, stove and refrig...
by mdnagel
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Exterior door jamb repair
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Exterior door jamb repair

What's the quickest, least expensive and most secure way to fix this? (see picture) I'm thinking something like this (either as the solution, or as a security addition): http://www.lowes.com/pl_Door+Jamb+Armor_4294807819+4294955008_40_ NOTE: The sill plate needs to be replaced (for both front and re...
by mdnagel
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Nice work, Greg! Funny, I just remembered that YEARS ago I made some custom molding for around a single-piece tub and shower unit in a log home; couldn't find any off-the-shelf molding so I used a router to make some :-) I've managed to allocate a bunch more time to my flooring project, though I don...
by mdnagel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Hi folks! Still in the planning phase: too much time on my hands before I'm able to get into the home! Hoping to be able to get in and start ripping out the old flooring (carpeting) in about a week, at which point I'll post some "before" pictures. Some additional related questions... 1) I'll have to...
by mdnagel
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

The "numbers" that I've found are: 8 mil thick, 5/16" total thickness (plus 1/16" underlayment), 35 year warranty (yeah, like I put much faith in this, but...). Ran across a fair amount of discussion on this product and people seemed think highly of it (installation as well as performance). I've see...
by mdnagel
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Hi Greg! Thanks for the quick response! Unfortunately I don't have a table saw... But, yes, textured, I was leaning toward this, and your note about animals and traction would tend to push the decision even more. I'm not sure what is really quality. There's just so much out there. From my research p...
by mdnagel
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13493

Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way

Great to have found this site! I am anxiously waiting to take possession of a 1998 Champion 27'x51' mobile home (on property). First thing I want/need to do is to replace the flooring (before moving in). Will be doing bedrooms, living room, hallway and den with laminates from Costco (8 mil w/sheetin...