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Old 06-15-2006, 08:08 PM   #15
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Ditto on the slide problem. WRV told me that they would probably have to put carpet on the slides because of likely fit problems between the slider edge and the main floor if both were hardwood. That and the additional cost factor persuaded me to go with the regular tile/carpet. But I think the all hardwood would be a nice option. As for the earlier question regarding a conversion to hardwood-- I suppose flooring installers are about the only way to go. It does sound like a major undertaking.

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We are having our Wilsonart flooring extended forward from the kitchen to the front in late July. Will let you know how it goes.

Installer doesn't anticipate any problem re: the driver's side slide. We'll leave the carpet covering the slide floor as it. One issue might be matching the existing and new product. We have the Wilsonart product number and are crossing our fingers that the lots match close enough. Other issue is whether the existing "wood" can be pried up enough to get out the boards necessary to extend the floor without use of a transition strip. Unfortunately, WRV glues the floor down (at least on our model) instead of using a floating floor.

If the new product matches the old and the boards can't be pried up, will use a low profile, built to match transition strip. Worst case scenario, we tear up entire wood floor, fill/fix damage to subfloor, and replace with floating new floor. At least double the cost, but has advantages in eliminating some existing tiny gaps (apparently caused by installing boards with greater than 6" overlap) and one small area where flooring has lifted slightly.

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Neal- If you (or suitable hired hand) set skilsaw blade depth to to the thickness of the flooring minus about 1/64th of an inch, and saw parallel to the seam & about 1/4" onto the to-be-removed board, you should be able to remove that piece fairly cleanly. The T&G side sliver that's left should pop out w/out much trouble after chiseling up the field portion that's glued down. The waste-corner portions will take some TLC to get up & out. This assumes nobody glued the seams, which would be unusual.
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Oregon Coyote, The picture you show with your name. Is that the animal that Tom & Patty referred to being stuck behind the slide????????????
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Well, I have been "stuck" many times in my life-- both in motion and hardly moving at all-- but I don't recall being stuck in an Alpine slide-- in fact I have never even been to the Alps.

I just hope their experience wasn't due to a distant relative of mine with black & white stripes down its back that just loves those Hydro-Hot PEX lines-- to eat.. not to stay warm.

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