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Old September 18th 05, 08:59 PM
Stupid48
 
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Default Preparing concrete for glue down wood flooring...

I'm preparing to put down glue down bamboo flooring on a concrete slab
and have a couple questions. I've already tested the concrete for
humidity and PH and it is o.k. The slab is way above grade.

1. I removed the carpet tack strips from the perimeter and the little
nails broke away some of the concrete when I removed most of them. How
should I fill these holes. Do I use the same self leveling stuff as I
am going to use the fix the uneven spots?

2. The floor itself has alot of remnants of the drywall and stucco
process. Just alot of white on the floor. There is also overspray
around the perimeter from the painters. How clean does the floor
actually have to be? Should I clean the entire floor so all I see is
grey concrete and if so how? Do I need to get the floor shotblasted or
scraped or use some kind of chemical cleaner or a combination of all?

Also, the t-moldings I bought. Since the transition between the wood
and ceramic
is a bit off, how much of a slant can the t-moldings take?

Thanks for any advise.

Chris...