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instead the skirting goes straight against the wall. As the adjacent wall still needs to have the skirting fitted I can't understand how he will be able cut the skirting flush as he has not cut the existing board with a right angle???
My mate is a chippy so I would assume he knows what he is doing but it don't look right. I might add I know nothing of wood work so I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Is there some new way of fitting skirting board I've not heard about?
And if not any advice how to fix it with out tearing the skirting board off again?
- Yrjarman 4th Jan, 2012 Flooring
- Yannabel_62 12th Sep, 2011 Flooring
I'm renovating an entire flat, and the builder has quoted £2000 to install a new floor.
So far the only work done is to remove the old carpet and we have not decided what floor we are replacing it with.
I don't know the floor space either, because the contractor is not telling me. So i dont know how much we would Need to spend on laminate or engineereed wooden flooring.
It's a two bedroom flat, and my guess to the size would be about 85m sq.
So, to me it seems very expensive just to install a new floor and would like to know if I am being ripped off.
- Ysaltank 23rd Jan, 2012 Flooring
What I am getting at here is do I buy the tiles and adhesive myself then get a tiler to come in and lay the floor or will they get the materials I want for me?
If I get the tiles myself will they know what adhesive to use?
These may sound like silly questions but we are just about to exchange on our first home and we are clueless about anything remotely DIY related!
- Yheathershouse 4th Jul, 2011 Flooring
We had a company lay laminate flooring throughout our ground floor about 9 years ago. At that time they installed beeding along the skirting board, as they advised I would need to replace the skirting altogether if i wanted the laminate to lie under it.
However, I now understand there is a tool available that can slice the bottom rim of existing skirting so that the laminate can be positioned under it. How significant a job would this be?
I have three good sized rooms and a hallway to cover.
- Ydnandhra 14th Aug, 2011 Flooring
Ceramic or porcelin textured tile?
Seems so many pros and cons for each, I need hardwearing, german shepherd proof and would be grateful for any advice.
- Yclairelouuu 23rd Feb, 2011 Flooring
Is it generally cheaper to lay engineered wood flooring rather than restoring (sanding, replacing and varnishing) original floorboards that have suffered a bit of woodworm, please?
- Yvanjack 30th Mar, 2011 Flooring
His solution was to lay a cempolatex (by cementone) solution but this was presumably laid too thick and has not helped at all. The high spots are even higher. He has taken most of this off to try again. Question is - should he really be filling more than 5mm with this solution (most of it is in excess of 10mm up to about 30mm). What if he wants to layer it? Will it crack in time if laid too thick (I want a hardwood floor on top) and just what should he do other than apply several layers of self levelling compound. Many thanks, Graham. I might need to satrt again I guess?
- Ygraham_25 11th Dec, 2011 Flooring
Hi, I want to lay new laminate but cant be bothered with the mess and stress of taking the old up. Is it poss to just lay it over the old? i know you can tile over tiles, so i thought baybe you can laminate over laminate??
- Yannetteowen 23rd Nov, 2011 Flooring
What's the best way to remove cork tiles that have been glued to a hardboard floor?
- Ylazyknight 24th Apr, 2011 Flooring
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