COMMUNITY FORUM

AmateurRemodel

12:15AM | 08/07/11
Member Since: 08/06/11
3 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hello. I am remodeling the basement of the 50+ year old house we bought recently. The floor is covered with those old 9X9 tiles, which the inspector and real estate agent both said I should assume contain asbestos. Rather than rip them out and deal with trying to remove the mastic, I am inclined to simply cover the old tiles (some of which have cracked) with a new flooring. While carpeting seems like a safe choice, I don't really want to have tacks driven into the old tile for fear of releasing asbestos into the air (we have a young daughter). Does anyone know what the best way would be to manage this project? Could I have a moisture-resistant base pad glued to the floor and then glue carpet on top? Is there any kind of carpet that can be attached to the walls (instead of the floor)? I know I'm grasping at straws here, but any ideas would be appreciated.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Carefully using a ladder or binoculars, check the roof for any raised shingles. If there are any signs of damage or wear, ... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1