As a whole OSB is not the best option to use as an underlayment for engineered hardwood, and the main reason is that it puffs up when it comes into contact with water, and doesn’t shrink back again. Plywood will shrink back to its original shape after it expands.
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A Kenmore washer that won’t spin or remains stuck on the spin cycle likely has a defective lid switch, door latch, drive motor, stator assembly, or drive belt. A quick fix would be to look for blockages in the agitator or manually turn the drum to force the appliance to go into a spin cycle.
If your GE stove clock is experiencing problems, reset, or is not working, reset the clock by unplugging it for ten minutes. Sometimes, solving an issue might mean having to replace the control board or fuse. Or, you may need to disconnect some wires to solve timers that won’t stop buzzing.
If your GE stove door won’t close, open, or unlock, you can clean the door switch so that it latches into position or closes firmly. You can also try disconnecting the power, resetting the stove or oven, or contacting GE for assistance. The latch, door springs, or door gasket can cause problems too.
As a general rule you should always level the floor first using a levelling compound. It is much easier to apply the adhesive when the floor is already level. When the floor is uneven it’s more difficult to get the groove patterns you need in the adhesive.
Your floor can probably support tile, but in rare cases, it depends on the type of subflooring in your home, the amount, strength, and size of your floor joists, and whether you’re tiling a first-level or upper-level floor of your home. Tile weighs about 4-6 pounds per square foot.
You can lay tile over painted concrete floors, but the adhesive isn’t always reliable. If you choose to try anyway, remove the paint, grind the concrete, or resurface the floor first to ensure that the adhesive holds. This requires sanding, power washing, paint strippers, or soda blasting.
If your ceramic floor tiles aren’t sticking, it could be due to improperly mixed grout/thinset or not using enough grout/thinset. You could also be attaching the tiles to the wrong base, letting the thinset become too dry before applying the tiles, etc. Determining the problem is key to fixing it.
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Installing carpeting directly over a laminate floor is an option that can easily be done. If the existing laminate floor is in good shape, you can install the carpeting and live on it for many years. When you remove the carpeting, you may even be able to salvage the laminate flooring.