Best be careful -- up till 1986, Kentile tiles were full of asbestos. The company filed for Chapter 11 in the 90s because of all the lawsuits. Better have them checked by a professional.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Flooring
How do you strip and seal vinyl floors?
I have old (20 plus probably) Kentile flooring in my home that I would like to wax. They are very dull and only stay shiny for a short period of time when I wax them with just a generic floor wax such as Johnsons or Armstrong. Does anyone know the proper procedure for cleaning, sealing, waxing this type of floor? Vinyl flooring is the easiest flooring to maintain. It cleans up easily with a myriad of products. I prefer "Armstrong" vinyl...
How do you seal prefinished hardwood floors?
You don't need to seal prefinished flooring. Prefinished flooring comes with many coats of factory finish seal which is much stronger than any finish you could apply at home. If the flooring has been down for some years and you feel it needs to have new coat of finish. It needs to be lightly sanded and polyurethane (about 2-3 layers) need to be applied. Once again I would not recommend doing this unless the factory finish has worn down. ...
Asked in Flooring
How do you seal the seams on a laminate hardwood floor?
If you purchase and install good quality laminate flooring, you should not have to seal it. Generally, it's difficult to seal and may not seal reliably. Some people will use silicone to seal their floors, but its best to ask an expert because of the skill level to complete this job. ...
Asked in Flooring
Can I use silicone with laminate flooring next to exterior door?
Yes. In fact, it's a good practice to run a bead of silicone along the edge to seal out moisture that could creep under your flooring and ruin it. ...
Asked in Jeep Wrangler
How do I install a outer door seal or weather strip for a Jeep wrangler half door that has more clips than the corresponding holes than they are suppose to push into?
If the new door seal has more clips than is necessary to install it on a Jeep Wrangler, the seal can be trimmed with a scissors to fit the door. Another way to remedy this is to return the door strip to the store where purchased and get the smaller, half door seal. ...
Asked in Heater Cores and Blower Fans
How do you remove and replace a windshiled on Columbia freightliner?
Take a pick, pull out the locking strip. Spray the area around the window seal liberally with window cleaner (and do this throughout the entire process). Take your pick (has to be a large pick), put it through the window seal on the side, pop the broken window out. Spray the window seal again with window cleaner, start sliding the new window into the seal at 3/4 in, then you use your pick to pull the window seal back over the...
Do you seal travertine tile before you grout?
It depends on the type of tile you have. If the tile is unglazed and porous (as mostly all travertine is) then you will need to seal the tile before you grout it so that the grout does not soak into the tile and cause it to become dull. Follow the manufacturers recommendation for the tile that you have. ...
Asked in US Banknotes
Where is the security strip in a US 20 dollar bill?
On Series 2004 and later bills, the security strip is located on the left side of the bill about halfway between the edge and the Federal Reserve seal. It glows green under UV light. ...
Asked in Home Improvement, Flooring, Laundry
Can you install laminate flooring in a laundry room?
No. Any accidental spills of water will damage the backing and cause it to swell up and break apart. It is possible to seal the joints but total protection is not guaranteed. ...
Is there a way to create a rubber seal on wooden lid?
A bead of silicone, a strip of automotive weatherproofing or gasket material, shoe-goo, caulking, RV putty sealant? ...
Asked in Inventions
What is a lip seal?
Unlike the elephant seal or the close neighbor of it, the leopard seal, the lip seal is not commonly known, nor is it found locally. Lip seals are found in the depths of the ocean around northern Peru. They are born from the ashes of their dying parents and develop into maturity at 3 years. Normally their skin is a dull gray, but when aroused these seals will turn vibrantly scarlet, resembling that of a pair of human lips. Because of...
Asked in Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
How do you install a 1965 Mustang trunk seal?
This is an easy one.. Scince the trunk seal is a cut to length type of appplication you want the seam where the seal joins together to be at the back of the trunk near the latch. The trunk seal is glues to the underside of the trunk lid with weather strip adhesive. I like to put masking tap on both sides of the area where the seal gets glues to so I dont have glue all over the place. Then I...
Asked in Flooring
Laminate flooring next to a door can I use silicone instead of a transition piece.?
Yes. The purpose of the transition is to create a pleasing edge to your flooring without binding it, since a laminate floor is designed to "float" and must not be inhibited in movement. Silicone, instead of a transition piece, will still allow enough movement for expansion and contraction. In fact, even if you do use a transition piece, it's a good practice to run a bead of silicone along the edge to seal out moisture that could creep under your flooring and...
Asked in Mammals, Aquatic Mammals, Seals and Sea Lions
What are kind of seals?
There is a Leopard Seal, Harp Seal, Gray Seal, Harbor Seal, Northern Elephant Seal, Southern Elephant Seal, Weddell Seal, Hawaiian Monk Seal, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Antarctic Fur Seal, Galapagos Fur Seal and Northern Fur Seal. And if you want to know what is the biggest seal in the world, then it's the Southern Elephant Seal! ...