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Ask the Experts: Carpet Pad in Wet Environment

Question: I am in New Jersey and have remodeled a sunporch with concrete floor that has wet kids coming in from the pool in the summer, but is also used year round as a TV/game playing room. The indoor/outdoor carpet … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Home Depot Carpet

Question: We purchased carpet from Home Depot manufactured by Dixie Home. Began to notice matting and packing down in front of chairs, then in high traffic areas. We have had inspection by Stainmaster and Dixie Home. They say that is … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Nafco Vinyl Tile

Question: I installed NAFCO Custom Quarry 9230 in my home 11 years ago. I would now like to continue it in an adjacent room but all I can find now is 9230-F. What does the “F” mean following it and … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Where do I find matching trim?

Question: We have installed Knight-Tile KP107 in our motorhome. A professional installed it for us, but The trim is a 11/4″ dark brown trim and stands out like a sore thumb. We were told that there is no matching trim. … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: My wood edges do not match. What can I do?

Question: A great informative site. I sure wish I had seen it before my install. I laid Bruce’s cabin (tavern) grade. I knew about all the minor imperfections it could have, in fact I even like them. Makes it look … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Asbestos and Asphalt Tiles

Question: Hello, I’d like to get wood floors. I have carpet, and under it there is asphalt tiles (30 or 40 years old) and the 2 contractors suggest to have an asbestos contractor to remove those tiles before they do … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Mohawk WundaWeve – Highrise Retreat

Question: I am considering Mohawk Wunda Weve Highrise Retreat carpet for the dining and family room. I would appreciate comments regarding the quality and wear ability of this carpet. Thank you, K. Answer: This carpet is in the Premier Series … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Roll price vs. Cut price?

Question: When you say “prices listed are cut prices,” what does that mean? Does that include the pad and installation? For example, I see a Stainmaster saxony carpet for $38.95 a sq-yd. Is that just the carpet price or does … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Moisture Test

Question: Should an installer check for moisture before installing Dura Ceramic on a concrete basement floor before installing? -Jeanette Answer: Installation issues should be checked out by the installer before any product is installed. Without knowing if the store you … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Below Freezing – Ceramic or Laminate?

Question: Which product, ceramic tile or laminate flooring, will survive in a house in Wisconsin without heat in the winter months? We go south in the winter. -Eileen Fennimore, Wisconsin Answer: Without heat in a home in Wisconsin, I really … Continue reading

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