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Old 09-06-2017, 07:20 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to do something I've never done before. My wife and I have decided that we want hand scraped hardwood floors. So I'm going to take on the project. We are installing them in our living room, study, and master bedroom. The hardest thing about this project is the under cutting of our stone fireplace. I'm going to get started on the stone cutting tonight and I'm just going to take my time. It's going to be a mess and I'm hoping my tent of plastic will keep all of the dust contained. I'll keep this thread updated as we get after it! Wish me luck!

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Here are some pics of the stone I added to our bar. Hoping it turns out as good as that did!






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Old 09-06-2017, 08:09 PM   #2
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:13 PM   #3
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Try a Crain Super Saw kit with a masonry blade. It has a vac attachment.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:26 PM   #4
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Have someone hold a shop vac hose right behind ya while you're cutting
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:31 PM   #5
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We used a trim strip where the wood joined the fireplace.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:36 PM   #6
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I wouldn't cut the stone. I would run it super close and put some trim or simply caulk it to match the stone. Interested to see how it works out. If you ever replace the floor, you might be replacing the stone too!!!!
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:41 PM   #7
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We used a trim strip where the wood joined the fireplace.
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I wouldn't cut the stone. I would run it super close and put some trim or simply caulk it to match the stone. Interested to see how it works out. If you ever replace the floor, you might be replacing the stone too!!!!
This... that's a lot of extra work.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:05 PM   #8
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I agree and wouldn't undercut the fireplace. I always undercut all door jams etc but use a special caulking around rock.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:51 PM   #9
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You can use a coat hanger or piece of copper wire to template the stone fireplace and transfer the outline to each piece of wood where it joins the fireplace. You will get the perfect fit and then you can seal it with colored sealant and conceal the joint
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:53 PM   #10
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Should be quick and easy if you have a jigsaw
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:45 PM   #11
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Well we are 99% finished with the living room. Used the grinder to go under the stone and groove out the under side of fireplace. Finishing the reducers tomorrow in the living room then doing the study tomorrow!

And I've found out....I'll never be glueing floors down ever again! Omg I've got that glue all over me.

How'd we do!? First time glueing down floors for any of us.




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Old 09-09-2017, 11:05 PM   #12
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Bravo


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Old 09-09-2017, 11:16 PM   #13
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Looks good. Floating floor much easier.


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Old 09-09-2017, 11:22 PM   #14
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Looks great.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:43 PM   #15
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following.. going to start my remodel oct 1.. let us know how you like that floor.. durability, scratch resistance etc.. thanks and looks awesome brother!
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:16 PM   #16
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Looking good so far. That's a major project to jump into, looks like ya got it figured out.
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:13 PM   #17
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It's been a heck of a weekend! I'm beat. Baseboards are coming tomorrow after work, so I better get my sleep tonight. Finished the study and the living room today. Taking up tape and cleaning up any excess glue right now.







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Old 09-10-2017, 08:49 PM   #18
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Beautiful!!!!!
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:04 PM   #19
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Looks great, my wife would be jealous. She's been bugging me for wood floors for 2 years already.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:36 PM   #20
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Looks really nice-you better hurry up and get the honey-do list finished season is just about here
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:38 PM   #21
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Looks really nice-you better hurry up and get the honey-do list finished season is just about here


lol I'm trying! We are having some family over and some of them being from out of town for my birthday in 2 weeks. Lots to do before then! I still need to get my gear ready for opening weekend!


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Old 09-10-2017, 09:55 PM   #22
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I can tell you, you better hope you never have o pull that floor up.... just had to in our house due to the flood, ended up paying $2.00 a sq ft because it's almost impossible to due without a machine.. That glue is some serious stuff
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:15 PM   #23
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I can tell you, you better hope you never have o pull that floor up.... just had to in our house due to the flood, ended up paying $2.00 a sq ft because it's almost impossible to due without a machine.. That glue is some serious stuff


I'd hate to be going thru what y'all are down that way. Prayers for you guys. You're right, that glue is serious!


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Old 09-10-2017, 11:00 PM   #24
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Nice job, looks great!
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:51 PM   #25
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Thanks, guys!


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Old 09-13-2017, 12:00 AM   #26
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Looks great!

One word: Advil!

I put down about 400sq ft in our house when I was in my late 20's and it about killed me lol!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:47 AM   #27
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:18 PM   #28
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Meant to post some finished/decorated pics








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Old 10-02-2017, 05:53 PM   #29
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Dogs' happy!
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:45 AM   #30
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turned out great man, good work
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:57 AM   #31
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Dogs' happy!


That he is! He's got something soft to roll around on.


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Old 10-03-2017, 07:38 AM   #32
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Looks great. Your kitchen looks identical to the home I had in Corinth. Is that a Legacy home ?
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:48 AM   #33
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Floor looks awesome! However, you're going to regret going with Hardwood and having a large, playful dog. We spent $8k on hand scraped wood floors after Ike and our Viszla/Lab mix has done a number at all of the turns and transitions.

I'm about to have it all redone in Ceramic "Wood Tile".
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Floor looks awesome! However, you're going to regret going with Hardwood and having a large, playful dog. We spent $8k on hand scraped wood floors after Ike and our Viszla/Lab mix has done a number at all of the turns and transitions.

I'm about to have it all redone in Ceramic "Wood Tile".
I'm hoping that's not the case. We looked at doing the wood tile as well, but decided to go with wood. This particular wood has a lot of scrapes and indention's, so we are hoping that we don't see too many scratches from him. We will see. I know I sure as heck ain't pulling this wood back out. I'll move before I do that lol or have someone else pull it out.
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Looks great. Your kitchen looks identical to the home I had in Corinth. Is that a Legacy home ?
No sir. It is a DR Horton home.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:15 AM   #36
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Update! Finally finished the master and all of the wood floors. Time to hunt now!








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Old 10-23-2017, 10:25 AM   #37
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Looks good.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:29 AM   #38
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Man, those look amazing!!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:06 PM   #39
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I may have missed this in the thread but what is all the blue painters tape for?
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:13 PM   #40
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Looks great. It looks much better undercutting the stone. I used a grinder like you and it worked great. Yours turned out awesome!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:29 PM   #41
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I may have missed this in the thread but what is all the blue painters tape for?
We used it to hold the planks together. Since we glued it and used a tapping block, it was hard not to knock some joints loose. I think we should have really laid one row of wood the night before to have a starting point and that may have helped some on keeping joints together.
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Looks great. It looks much better undercutting the stone. I used a grinder like you and it worked great. Yours turned out awesome!
Thanks!

Yeah I really didn't want to cut on that stone, but it definitely made it look so much better than using the quarter round that we ordered.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:42 PM   #43
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Thanks everyone for the comments! This floor thing has been a long time coming. Started planning and buying stuff in late July and early August, then some stuff we ordered got delayed, and luckily the delayed items showed up the day before we planned to start. It was a lot of work, but man it looks good!
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