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Increase your property’s curb appeal with some creative fencing from Handyman Remodeling Service located in Salt Lake City UT. You don’t have to spend a fortune to increase the value and enjoyment of your property. For example, a privacy fence in composite, wood or vinyl is a great way to make your backyard feel like an extension of your home’s interior, while a security fence can protect against unwanted animals or trespassers. Call us to discuss a few things we can do for you. Handyman Remodeling Service has handyman help for all your fencing needs.

Nothing makes a home feel warm and cozy like wood flooring. Fortunately today there are quick and convenient ways to lay wood flooring with pre-cut and fitted floor planks. It’s quick and easy to lay down and fit these planks, and there’s no two or three week onsite curing time, you just glue them together and after allowing 12 hours for the glue to cure, you’re ready to go.

And since engineered flooring like this (hardwood or softwood veneers applied to a pine or plywood base) has a factory applied finish, you can put furniture on it the day after it’s laid down. You don’t have to apply any other coatings on it, which would require additional days for treatment and drying.

A thin foam sheet is laid down beneath such engineered flooring to dampen noise and to provide cushioning for comfort when walking. The planks are glued together, making a floor that floats as a single unit. So you need to allow a 5/16ths-inch gap between the edge of the flooring and the baseboard or wall on both sides (5/8ths inch total) in order to allow the floor to expand.

If you don’t want to remove the existing baseboard, you can hide the expansion gap with quarter round or shoe molding. Or, if you wish, you can remove the baseboard and lay the flooring, then replace the baseboard back over the flooring. Just be certain that you nail the molding to the wall and not the flooring. Otherwise, your floor won’t be able to expand.

Once you have prepared the room to receive the flooring as outlined in Step 1 below, decide which way you’re going to have your planks run. It’s recommended that you run your planks parallel to the longest wall, because this usually looks best. Measure the width of the room and subtract 5/8ths of an inch to provide for the expansion gap. Then divide this number by the width of the flooring planks to figure out how many courses of planks you will need to complete your project.

Unless you’re very lucky, you will probably need to trim the last course to fit. If it looks like the final course will be at least 1 ½ inches wide, then you can just use a full width plank for your first course. If the last plank is going to be narrower, then rip enough off of the first plank to ensure that the last course will be wide enough to look good (at least 1 ½ inches).