1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Laminate Flooring project of doom!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by cdikkers, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. May 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM
    #261
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Great job

    Well done
     
  2. May 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM
    #262
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    Thanks guys. The sad part of doing stuff like this is it makes you realize how lousy other parts of your house still are. Door frames next summer maybe?
     
  3. May 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM
    #263
    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Member:
    #69640
    Messages:
    1,353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    B.C.
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2011 TX TRD Offroad
    nothing cool
    [​IMG]

    here ya go buddy. pick of the finished product. the stone is very uneven so molding wasn't an option. i didn't think of undercutting the stone and sliding the flooring under it for a seamless look. so i filled the gap with gray caulking and smoothed it out. laid down a tape line first for a straight edge. is it perfect? nope. the gray caulking kind of matches the stone grout lines. there are probably a lot of other options i could have went with but i'm not an expert.
     
  4. May 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM
    #264
    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Member:
    #69640
    Messages:
    1,353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    B.C.
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2011 TX TRD Offroad
    nothing cool
    [​IMG]

    here's more of a close up pic. the caulking is down and i'm happy with it. if anyone has a better idea that doesn't involve me pulling up my flooring or removing the caulking i'm all ears. I've found during my house remodel that caulking is my best friend. It makes my white trim work look professional. For you and other guys that have wood baseboards and wood trim that involve coping. Much respect guys. My walls aren't straight at all and my cuts perfect. But caulking is my friend.

    Okay I got off topic. Me and OP have been talking through PMs. Not trying to steal his thread.
     
  5. May 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM
    #265
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    HOW DARE YOU!!! lol

    Nah man, that looks pretty good. I think our fireplaces are fairly similar and mine is a bit uneven as well. I think we may run a bead of gray silicone along the top of it to seal it off so you don't see white liquid nails when you look down on it. I've been cleaning most of the morning here, and we stoked that we finally can park a car in our garage again for the first time in almost 2 months.
     
  6. May 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM
    #266
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    Last gaps touched up, last transition fitted, liquid nails around around fireplace concealed, and visible cracks around the bathroom puttied...My wife offically signed off on the project so it is DONE! Now the fun starts and we get to clean, touch up a few wall dings, and move back in!
     
  7. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:44 PM
    #267
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    500][​IMG][/url]

    Hmmm...any ideas why my flooring would suddenly decide to do this in several places? Is laminate that sensitive to temperature change?
     
  8. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:48 PM
    #268
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Yes
     
  9. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:54 PM
    #269
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    So...what now? Does it go back when it warms up or do I have to take out some baseboard and quarter round and do some tapping?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM
    #270
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    If you left a 3/8" gap around the perimeter ( under the base ) it should expand and contract freely on it's own
     
  11. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM
    #271
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    Which I did. So the gaps between planks just happen and open and close?
     
  12. Dec 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM
    #272
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Generally the end joints stay together and each row expands on contracts as one , is it possible that one end of that row is pinched and can't move and the rest of the row has pulled away from it ?
     
  13. Dec 14, 2013 at 8:04 PM
    #273
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    That ccould be. The fridge is on the ones in the kitchen. The hall ones are near the hall tree.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM
    #274
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    It would make sense that one end of the row is pinched
     
  15. Dec 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM
    #275
    cdikkers

    cdikkers [OP] Minimum Wage!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Member:
    #25848
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    New Berlin, IL
    Vehicle:
    Speedway Blue '05 PreRunner
    Alright. I'm just going to try not to think about it for now. I'm stressed enough about the bathroom.
     
To Top