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Old 03-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #1
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Cool Transition from carpet to vinyl floor

I have a 1998 Southwind 36Z that I am remodeling. I pulled up the carpet I uncovered 4 - 1 1/2" carriage bolt heads about two feet apart in front of the couch. I plan to change to a vinyl floor but now I have to deal with these bumps that are 1/4" high. I don't know whether to grind them down a little and try to smooth out with portland cement or what. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do about this.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:42 AM   #2
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Can you remove the bolts and counter sink the wood and install bolts and use your filler over them?
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They make bolts similar to carriage bolts except they are flat head. They are called plow bolts, and you might be able to countersink the holes and use plow bolts to replace the carriage bolts.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:06 AM   #4
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Install a new sub floor over the old floor.. Put down a few sheets of Luan, available at Lowes or Home depot. This will give you a nice smooth floor for your vinyl flooring.
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They need to put the lunan down anyway to prep for the new floor if they use a glue down any inprefection will show in the new floor.
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A couple of floor redoes found in QT'S # 3.

Here is one.
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