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 Post subject: My first flooring installation...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:07 pm 
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Well,

Here's a few pics of my very first flooring installation. It's Columbia Engineered African Rosewood. Hope you like the pics...:)

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Nice but where is the underlayment? Under the plastic? I usually put the plastic down first, then the underlayment. Never thought to do it another way. This is a floater, right?


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Gary, I see a stick nailer in the first picture. I think it may be a fasten down, using a stick nailer.


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Yes it's a nailed down floor. Columbia "Out of Africa" Engineered Natural Rosewood. It's very beautiful. I still have about 200sq ft to finish...Needless to say my knees are killing me. :lol:

Did I mention how stressed out I was installing that first diagonal course? Having never done this, I thought for sure I'd screw it up but I was off by less than 1/4" over the entire length of the first 40 foot run. Whew!


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It is a beautiful floor, Columbia puts out some nice stuff.

Good job :D .


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Little confused here. Is Columbia recommending laying plastic down over a wood subfloor then installing their engineered over that? And is that nailer the S.B. Floor Runner? All I can see is the black and yellow, which means Stanley-Bostitch tool.


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Yes they recommend laying the plastic down. Comes straight from their website. And to be more specific I guess I should've said that the floor is stapled down because you are correct, it is a floor runner. :)


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It's in their installation instructions as well, it does say you can substitiute 15lb felt or rosin paper as well.

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 Post subject: SWEET
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there was a day the 30 # was used. Squishy, yet safe!! I wonder if the timbergrass bamboo related to the purple heart log cabin cornered boarder. Oh yeah thats why I put the 3/4 inch peruvian walnut feature strip between the vertical grain natural bamboo between the 4 inch Purple heart (clear natuarally).
The plastic may hold up, the fake wood floor looked cool.
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acutally, if thats a solid plank I take it back!!! either way the angled lay was well executed!!
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Looks great! I'll have to keep that wood in mind for my job, like the price too...little worried about the small 1mm wear layer though....does Columbia say if these can ever even be refinished?


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yeah I would say more like 2 milimeters, but beats shag carpet.


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