Covered vent under a floating wood floor


Couple ideas come to mind:

Focus near windows, this is the typical location of an HVAC vent. Compare the room with others to find common locations, spacing from the wall, and typical number of vents in the room. If you believe you have located it, a deep sensing stud finder may identify edges of the vent if you start in the middle. Try loud sound/music directed into another vent. Look from below the floor, making a small access hole in the ceiling below where you suspect the vent may be located. Since the floor is floating, pull the trim and lift up the last few rows. The floor can be put back without any impact, and the trim will just need some caulk, nails, and touch up...
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What is a floating floor? Do you need a floating floor?

I get this question often from customers because someone has told them they need a floating floor. But, most customers don’t understand what a floating floor is. Do you?

What is the definition of a floating floor?

Technically, a floating floor means that it is “floating” on top of the floor underneath it, and it is not directly secured to the floor (i.e. no nails and no glue). Instead, the floating floor is held down or secured around the edges of the room – the base molding/shoe molding and transitions. A floating floor is often used if it is going over an existing floor or on top of concrete. Because the floor is floated and not secured to the sub-floor, there tends to be a bit more movement in the floor – you especially see and hear this in laminate floors and it’s more noticeable if the floor is uneven or if it was poorly installed.

Given this definition, there are many types of floating...

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When considering a new wood floor covering, everyone will be met with the term floating floor at some point during the search process, but few will truly know the pro’s and con’s of this method of installing a wood based floor covering. Well, here is a handy guide to the pro’s and con’s of a floating wood floor..

The Con’s

A floating wood floor can sound hollow or give an echo when walked on. This is due to the impact noise absorption being greatly reduced as it is easier for the sound vibrations to travel between the underlay and wood floor. This hollow sound can be reduced with better quality underlays but a floating floor, regardless of underlay quality, will never have the firm solid sound of a permanently fixed wood floor. The majority of floating wood floors have thin veneer top surfaces that can only be sanding once or twice. Whereas a solid wood floor that is permanently fixed can often be sanded multiple times due to the top surface being thicker. This is...
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A couple of thoughts.....

Oak, Ash, Hickory, Maple and possibly Beech, are the domestic species I suggest to my clients, requiring very durable flooring.

Engineered flooring can be a solid option, but PLEASE perform thorough due diligence to determine the company's history with the product, warranty details, references, etcetera. I've seen some veneers glued together, on a subsurface that looked like cardboard, and others with a subsurface of solid strips, crossed in perpendicular layers and glued. Common sense would indicate the latter, as the better option. My concern, is for any of the veneers to separate from the subsurface. I saw this years back, and the supplier was extremely fortunate, the producer was adequately insured and also professionally handled the warranty issues. Understanding this industry, I'd rather not take an uninformed chance and stumble to the kitchen one morning.


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When it comes to engineered hardwood floors, two common methods of installation are floating and glue-down. The following is a rundown of all the basics you need to know about these two installation methods.

Floating Hardwood Floor Installation

Versatile installation

Floating hardwood floors can be installed above, below, or on grade. It is a great option for when you need to install over radiant heat systems. Floating floors also work over just about any subfloor. Plywood, ceramic tile, linoleum floors, and concrete are no problem for a floating floor installation.

Ease of installation

A good majority of engineered floors come with “click lock” systems. This system is designed so that the flooring will lock into itself, and thus negate the need for any sort of fastener or adhesive. Other styles of floating floors are installed via glue seam. This method is where the mechanic puts a bead of glue into the groove part of the floor. In each...

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I have a room above my garage that is always cold (or hot), I'm in Southern NH. I had a quote from an insulation company to take down the drywall ceiling of the garage (and insulation) and replace it with spray foam for $2,000.00 (gulp). Since this is way out of our budget I thought I could tackle the problem from the floor of the room since we have to replace the carpet. I was thinking of adding a layer of Rigid Foam Polystyrene (taped seams) over the existing plywood floor and then using an engineered wood floating floor above the Foam?? Can I use a floating floor above the Foam??

I will also be adding blown insulation into the knee walls and ceiling of this room and using spray foam around top plates, sill plates and around any vent openings or cracks.

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Wood Floor Vent Covers Home Depot – Wood flooring has always been extremely well-known. Wood floors have a beautiful, formal and warm look that is ideal for all kinds of rooms. They’re also eco friendly, affordable and the greatest part is, there is lots of selection available. They’re also comparatively simple to maintain. Additionally, wood floors are an expense and improve the value of a house. Nowadays, wood flooring is being done like borders, medallions, hand- exotic wood, painting, mixed-media, stain and distressing in special and custom-designs.

You can find certain things to be considered while choosing wood flooring: the budget, the kind of wood to be used, the style or layout, the traffic in the area where the floor would be installed, the color of the partitions and also the remaining furniture, the kind of servicing that may be possibly done and the like. Other concerns to be considered are: how long the installation will consider, in the event the...

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We recently had new siding put on our house, and now the wood flooring is starting to buckle. What could be the problem? – Lynn

Hi Lynn,

Usually problems with buckling or cupping in a wood floor are caused by excessive humidity inside or under your house. It’s possible that a nonpermeable housewrap was used behind your new siding, which is increasing the humidity level in your home; or that the siding covered up existing foundation vents under your home.

In either case, you should monitor the humidity level inside and under your home using a humidity gauge (hygrometer) to make sure both areas are under 60% relative humidity.

Solid wood flooring moves constantly as the humidity level changes – expanding when the humidity is high and contracting when the humidity is low. This problem is particularly pronounced during a hot, humid summer or cold, dry winter.

Reasons Wood Flooring Buckles or Cups

If the humidity level inside or under...
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Some condominium associations require cork underlayment where floating floors are installed, but cork is a high-quality material for nearly any home. Alameda County Waste Management Authority recommends cork for Bay Area building projects, as it is a rapidly-renewable resource. Cork cushions, insulates and helps control the noise from walking on floating, engineered wood floors. Loose-lay underlayment installations, which are common for floating floors, require only a small amount of adhesive around the perimeter of the room. Less glue means less odor and fewer fumes than fully-bonded underlayment.

Pry off baseboards, if any exist.

Unroll the cork underlayment and turn it with the ends curving toward the floor. They should not curve up.

Cut 2-inch-wide strips of cork off the edge of the unrolled underlayment with a utility knife. Lay a 2-inch-wide straightedge on the underlayment. Align the outer edge of the straightedge with the edge of the cork. Draw a...

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a floating floor should never be anchored/glued to the substrate or anything else. It must float! If you allow them to make their suggested repair, your floor will have many more problems, like expansion and contraction issues because it can not freely move with the changes in temp and huimidity. Additionally, when enough pressure from expansion and contraction ocurr, it will buckle the flooring (tent or peak) and/or pop the adhesive, leaving you worse off than you are right now. Its improper and the flooring retailer knows it!

they are suggesting this improper quick fix in the hopes that it will satisfy you long enough so their installation guarantee expires, then when you call with problems later, and there will be the same plus more problems later, they will say, "sorry but your install guarantee has expired. We can fix it for a fee or sell you a new floor".

I recommend filing a claim with the manufacturer directly and immediately so the date of the filing is on...

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Before you begin installing your hardwood floors, you must first read all the manufacturer's instructions. These instructions will tell you the exact method of preparing and laying the floor. Different wood floors may need different treatments, so make sure your read the instructions carefully.

Because the hardwoods are not actually being attached to it, a floating hardwood floor can be installed over almost any kind of subfloor. Preparation of the subfloor is extremely important. First, the subfloor must be clean. Then, make sure the subfloor is level or even. You can test this by laying a plank of wood on its edge. Is there any space between the wood and the subfloor? If there is space of more than 3/4 of an inch, you will need to spread some self-leveling joint compound on the floor. Once it dries, your subfloor should be adequately level. Next, you'll want to decide in what direction you intend to lay the flooring. Many people will take into account...

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We like to apply this Floor Vent Covers in our home. Maybe you didn’t know about this before. When you think that your home is finished, please try to thinking it again. For easy way, let’s making same analogue. Have you basement room in your house? How about second floor? If you say yes, this ideas will be great. As one of the home tools, this vent covers make your ventilation hole will be decorated.

This is one way to make your home more adorable. Even it just a cover of our ventilation in floor, this ideas will be great addition for us. Modern house will apply this ideas for their floor ventilation. The basement room can gain the air from the above floor with this floor ventilation, and it will be covered well with Floor Vent Covers. Nothing special about this ideas until you realizing it. If you plan this ideas, include the models or size about it.

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Wood Floor Vents come in two basic styles, Drop in or Flush Mount. There are a few factors involved in making the right choice, the first would be personal preference. In my personal opinion, i prefer the drop in style also known as self rimming. I just like the way they look, more like a piece of fine cabinetry sitting on the floor. The other major factor would be timing. At what stage are you at with your hardwood floors, are they about to be installed or have they been already installed? If you have existing hardwood floors then the self rimming would be your best option. If you’re installing a new floor then flush mount would a good option.

Self Rimming

Again, my personal favourite. The Self Rimming register can be added at any time and doesn’t require a clean cut of your hardwood flooring. The Self Rimming design allows for more forgiveness in heat duct opening sizes. It’s always best when you’re installing your hardwood floors to keep the cut outs in the...

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Prepare the project and gather materials and tools

A flushtail dove-cut saw, miter saw, jig or circular saw, coping saw, hammer and nails, pry bar and utility knife are needed. Choose and purchase the desired type of engineered wood flooring and the materials for installation, such as the foam underlayment, duct tape, molding, finishing nails, recommended wood glue and painter's tape.

Prepare the casings and floor for installation

Using a plank of the wood flooring and the foam underlayment, trim the door casings with the dove-cut saw so the floor will fit flush with the casing. Making certain the existing floor is clean and level, install the foam layer, trimming to fit with a utility knife. Seal the seams with duct tape. Install the first plank with the groove side out and cut side to the wall, using a spacer between the wall and plank. Apply wood glue to the groove and join it with the tongue of the previous plank, using a pry bar to lever the joints together.

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Can I install a solid wood floor over a concrete slab?

It is not recommended to install solid wood flooring over a concrete slab. Although this is the general rule, there have been successful installations of solid wood flooring installed over dry, concrete slabs. This entails several additional steps. A plastic barrier is set over the slab and taped at all seams. Then some sort of moisture-resistant wood subfloor (marine plywood) is built on top of the plastic film. Then the flooring is nailed to the wood subfloor. If you decide to take the chance be sure to consult with the manufacturer as to their recommendations. Be aware, you may be voiding your warranty.

There is a new synthetic underlayment product on the market (called Sika AcouBond) that may allow for installing solid wood flooring over a dry slab. Check with the manufacturer of the wood floor to see if they will warranty this type of installation and what their recommended installation...

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I have pergo installed in a kitchen and recently was notified by my tenants there are small bubbles of water coming up between pergo planks. The property is located in Tucson, AZ. This is a very dry climate, except in the summer during Monsoon season, which even then the humidity might hit 60% on a very rainy day.

The localized area is right in front of the sink cabinet. The pergo planks are now starting to slightly buckle. I contacted my home owners insurance company and they sent out an Adjustor. He was unable to determine where the water was coming from. He then contacted a water leak detection contractor. The water detection contractor found the swamp cooler on the roof could be the cause of water slowing accumulating under the pergo. He stated the overflow valve for the unit needed to be adjusted and the timed overflow spilling of water that drains thru pvc pipe was entering thru the roof near the sewer vent pipe. Upon inspection of roof vent pipe, this roof area is...

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Watch video of this step.

Now that you have checked out your stock, there are a couple things you'll need to know before installing the first rows of flooring. The first row should be placed on the most visible wall, and it should be placed parallel to the longest wall in the room.

When you install the floor, you'll need to leave a quarter-inch space between the flooring edges and walls or any other permanent floor spaces, such as the base of cabinets. This space will allow room for the flooring to expand and contract with changes in humidity. Most laminate-flooring manufacturers provide quarter-inch plastic spacers as guides.

You really shouldn't have to make many cuts when installing the flooring, typically just for the end pieces of a row. But if you need to make a cut, no worries, laminate cuts just like wood. Use a square to mark a straight cut line.

When using power tools you should always take precautionary measures. Use a dust collector or the...

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... and this from Society of Automotive Historians...

Chevrolet, America's top-selling truck brand in the Forties, was the first to get an all-new line of commercial vehicles on the market after World War II when it introduced its Advance-Design line in the summer of 1947. It's been a reliable favorite ever since that 1947 Chevrolet truck.

America's automakers stopped building cars during World War II, but they never stopped making trucks. Truck production continued at a strong pace throughout the war. From late 1939 through 1945, U.S. truck manufacturers turned out 3.2 million military transport vehicles, many of them quarter-ton jeeps, and pickups in half- and three-quarter-ton sizes.

Chevrolet alone built more than 56,000 pickups between March 1942 and August 1945. All General Motors-built pickups produced during the war years were basically 1941-1942 models. Those same designs...

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Wood walls are a total normal thing now. I see pallet walls CONSTANTLY. And ship lap is now something people want in their homes….thanks to JoJo & Fixer Upper…..which by the way….you must read The Lettered Cottage’s educational post about what is ship lap and what is planked walls. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE PEOPLE

As someone that started that wood wall trend (BAHAHAHA – my evil sarcastic laugh with eye roll), I am no stranger to the fact that wood looks good vertically! So why not in the basement kitchen?! It would go nicely with our industrial vibe and make me think outside the box when it came to the floor tile.

When I saw this wood laminate floor go on sale at Home Depot, I figured out the quick math and we could literally save HUNDREDS by doing this with the wood look vs. tile. Here’s how it all went down….err…up….

First we marked all our studs. We figured that we could tack the flooring directly to the studs and it would be secure without any...

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Laying a tile floor is not as hard as you might think and can save the expense of having it professionally installed. To get started you’ll need:


Pencil Tape measure Level Speed square Notched trowel Rubber float Grout sponge Tile spacers Power drill Mixing paddle 5-gallon buckets Kneepads Safety glasses and earplugs Scoring cutter or wet saw Handsaw or jamb saw


Tile Thin-set mortar Cement backer board Cement board screws Grout Sealer

Measuring Floor

Measure your floor carefully and calculate the number of square feet needed.

For square or rectangular rooms, multiply the length of the room by the width, rounding all measurements up to the nearest foot. Divide odd shaped rooms into square or rectangular sections. Calculate the square footage for each section and add them together.

Purchasing Tile

Tile comes in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and colors. Keep these points in mind when deciding on...

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What goes under the concrete in a slab-on-grade home? In the old days, not much — just dirt. Eventually, contractors discovered that it made sense to include a 4-inch-thick layer of crushed stone under the concrete. The crushed stone provides a capillaryForces that lift water or pull it through porous materials, such as concrete. The tendency of a material to wick water due to the surface tension of the water molecules. break that reduces the amount of moisture flowing upward from the damp soil to the permeable concrete.

Since the crushed stone layer provides a fairly uniform substrate, it also may also reduce the chance that a concrete slab will be poorly supported by random pockets of soft, easily compressible soil.

Eventually, polyethylene was invented. Concrete contractors learned that a layer of poly helps to keep a slab dry, because it stops upward vapor diffusionMovement of water vapor through a material; water vapor can diffuse through even solid materials if...

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