What did you do at work today (2019)?

Discussion in 'Flooring Potpourri' started by Mark Brown, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    I’ve reused tackstrip from jobs that other people did like that, if it’s trenched out it sits too low and looks weird when done. If you put it right on top it’s less noticeable but the tackstrip can get a little wobbly. I’ve seen the evolution in the last 10 years of seeing stuff like this regularly to it being a rarity. So many old rubberback carpets are gone now compared to how many still existed into the early 2000’s.
     
  2. JayP

    JayP Pro Member

    It wasn’t carpet whatever it was. It was some kind of hardgood.
     
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  3. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Oh, I see, that's a lot different. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  4. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

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    It was hard to get a good picture of it but that's a 5 colour herringbone 25x50 cm forbo lino tile. Took all bloody day because of the herringbone and the whole wet set tile thing and my T-Rex arms since the last of the herringbone was 75cm away and I didn't want to lean on it I could only glue 50 cm at a go.
     
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  5. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

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    It's not clear from the picture. In those days that sort of pattern/look was available in various flooring types. I initially thought it was a linoleum rug or inlaid vinyl. I have quite a few older pattern catalogues from a few major producers.

    In any case it's VERY cool. Reminds of when I restretched my grandmothers 1972 plush green carpet. When I peeled back the dining room to replace the disintegrated waffle rubber pad there was an absolutely beautiful inlaid/mosaic hardwood pattern. She just needed the restretch to eventually sell the house and had no resources for a complete demo/sand/refinish. Broke my heart but on a side note Grandma's 25 year old carpet was nearly good as new after the restrech and new pad.
     
  6. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

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    Nice install----FUGLY color choice.
     
  7. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    Easy money to finish today. Cutting was quite a bit easier than I anticipated. Concave blade in a Stanley knife and freehand-----hacks in quite nicely. IMG_5419.JPG IMG_5417.JPG IMG_5418.JPG
     
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  8. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Something different for a change. I had a fun time doing these stairs.


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  9. JayP

    JayP Pro Member

    Nice job that must have been a lot of work
     
  10. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Those do look good. That last photo shows the stairnose and I think I would have self-returned that piece at the corner of the wall. Pardon my crude illustration, but it shows what I mean.

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  11. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Your idea of fun and mine are very different ;)
     
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  12. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Good eye, Jim. I’ll throw a piece in there Monday when I’m monkeying around with the railing.
     
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  13. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Call me crazy but there is nothing i hate more than strip wood on stairs. I cannot stand that bevel look. Treads or nothing. That being said in the past... mmm 5 years, i have done dozens and dozens of strip wood stairs and exactly 2 tread and riser :(
     
  14. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I'm not proud of it.. but it's funny as hell
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    When the tile you are woring with are out of square, beveled and never the same size twice...
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    There is ALWAYS a solution ...
    Even if that solution is a very dumb idea
     
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  15. Luke George Hladky

    Luke George Hladky Luke Sky Floorer

    I used that trick before on carpet tiles but used a black permanent marker
     
  16. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Is that MatWorks? Are you using the Velcro tape for the installation? Is that the white we see peeking between the tiles?
     
  17. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    It's some poorly made walk off matting. Much recycled tires. What you see if the glue on the concrete, it's Shiney and yellow where as the gapping itself was not noticeable from standing, the yellow lines sure were. Flat black take care of that, I wanted chalk but unfortunately where I was working there was none to be had... they had blue and red and orange but of three stores I visited no black so I had to appoach plan b with vigor
     
  18. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Got a couple 6 packs for our tip today. I told the kid he could have mine and he better not leave me hangin tomorrow.

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  19. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Must be a short trip... 6 pack usually gets me from my house to the liquor store ;)

    ... wait that was old me
     
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  20. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Dude asked me ‘What, you don’t drink?’. Not when I’m out of town I don’t!
     
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