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Flooring too heavy? (by Amy [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 4:30 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Rob [KS]) Jan 8, 2018 4:48 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by plenty [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 5:08 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Vee [OH]) Jan 8, 2018 6:31 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Amy [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 6:36 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by plenty [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 6:38 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 8, 2018 6:47 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by cjo'h [CT]) Jan 8, 2018 10:54 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by cjo'h [CT]) Jan 8, 2018 11:01 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jan 9, 2018 4:19 AM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Nellie [ME]) Jan 9, 2018 5:23 AM
       Flooring too heavy? (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 9, 2018 12:12 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Amy [MO]) Jan 9, 2018 1:34 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Plenty [MO]) Jan 9, 2018 2:45 PM
       Flooring too heavy? (by Chris [CT]) Jan 11, 2018 1:20 PM

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Flooring too heavy? (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 4:30 PM
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Hey all,

Getting ready to redo the Victorian. Carpet ( one of the last ones with!) Was trashed. Lifted up to find old tile flooring in very poor condition. Crud.

Wanted to go over it with allure. Renovator giving quote said that adding 650 sq ft of allure and subflooring would put too much weight on the floor joists. Right now, it most likely has the original hardwood, one layer of subflooring and then the tile. I do not want to disturb the tile, as I suspect it could be asbestos.

Thoughts? Ideas? --108.225.xxx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by Rob [KS]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 4:48 PM
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I was faced with a laundry room. The clients wanted cut stone tiles. I needed to stiffen the floor so it would take the tile. We braced it with three 2x12's held up by steel posts in the unfinished room below it. The room went from l/360 to l/720. --76.219.xxx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 5:08 PM
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Carpet isn't exactly light! Not sure you are adding that much more weight. Is this a kitchen? Or living room? What keeps a tenant from loading it with furniture and 300 pound people? --66.87.xx.xx




Flooring too heavy? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 6:31 PM
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Me thinks you need to do the math to determine the pressure per sq ft, hopefully less than 135-150 but if you are afraid of the tile keep it wet so the dust can not fly around, cleanup often... --76.188.xxx.xx




Flooring too heavy? (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 6:36 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, plenty.

It's the entire unit minus the bathroom that has tile. Master br and small office, living room, kitchen, small laundry and small 2nd br. Kitchen has linoleum tiles that are tired.

--136.32.xxx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 6:38 PM
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Must you have subfloor? Just some leveling and rolled vinyl? --66.87.xx.xx




Flooring too heavy? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 6:47 PM
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What's the size of the tile? I was told that nine inches was probably asbestos. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 10:54 PM
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Amy, take up the tile and have someone finish the hardwood.nice polyethylene two coats.If someone knows what they're doing,shouldn't be a problem.....................charlie....................................................... --174.199.x.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 11:01 PM
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Amy, dry ice over the tile should make them pop,no dust................charlie. .......................................................................................... --174.199.x.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 4:19 AM
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"the known - unknown" = you simply dont know what the tile is so get it tested - then you can make an educated business decision --24.34.xx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 5:23 AM
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Really? Me thinks they are trying to inflate the labor quote.

Yes, if you pile all the boxes of allure in one spot it'll be heavy. But spread out over the entire floor? The stress is distributed evenly and going to be minimal. As pointed out above the carpet and pad had weight. I think you'll be fine. Unless there is already some sort of structural issue. And you should have that addressed anyway. --70.16.xx.xx




Flooring too heavy? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 12:12 PM
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If the floor can't support another layer then perhaps it can't support furniture and people. Have you considered contacting a structural engineer to see if you need some jacks in the basement to hold up the floor? Much cheaper than a lawsuit for injuring a family when the floor collapses. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 1:34 PM
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The home has been inspected and is structurally sound. I think the issue the guy was really having was because the floor isnt level. Dog wasn't potty trained with last tenant and the subflooring and tile is now rippled.

Plenty, I wanted to put subflooring because of the levelling issue and also to help somewhat encapsulate those tiles if they are asbestos.

I think throwing down carpet again(contractors idea) would be irresponsible if we don't remove the tile below it. Perhaps the answer is to carefully pry up and remove the existing subflooring(trying to leave the tiles on top intact) and start over by inspecting the hardwood underneath?

--136.32.xxx.xxx




Flooring too heavy? (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 2:45 PM
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Sometimes it's just best to remove all the layers and start over clean and smarter. If now is not the time. Recarpet. --66.87.xx.xx




Flooring too heavy? (by Chris [CT]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 1:20 PM
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What kind of floor joists does the house have? A lot of these old houses are built pretty poorly, my buddy just bought one with 2x4 floor joists! We figured out why the floor was sagging... --24.45.xxx.xx



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