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SYR Show # 08
Finish painting - ceiling and all walls<br />Tiling kitchen and bathroom floors.<br />Flooring for bedrooms<br />Energy efficiency - the garage<br /><br />Interview : Fauna technician - protection of lakes
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SYR #8 Welcome to another show of So You’re Renovating! cottage edition. This is the eight week of heavy renovations. We are progressing very well and we invite you to join us every week to follow the evolution of the minimalist pro-environmental country home. If you just logged on, you need to know that this house was almost just a cabin that we lifted up with crane to redo the foundations. We have added an extra floor, in reinforced concrete, reconstructed the third floor from the old cottage, re did the roof added seven skylights, replaced all doors by state of the art energy saving products, insulated every walls and roofs, built interior partition, plumbing, electricity, ventilation, wall finish, installing fabulous minimalist style shower, bathtub and also, built the outside balcony and the floating deck. Not bad for a bunch of amateurs. Today, our Handy-friends are……… By the way, we have a little contest here. You can go to the So You’re Renovating.com and vote for your preferred handy-friend. The handy friend that collects more vote will win at the end of the series the help of our renovation team to renovate:……… is own place. Retrospective 30 sec. Last week retrospective 30 sec. Last week we saw Jocelyn apply the primer paint for the third floor Also, Karine tiled the walls in the bathrooms. And finally, Mark framed around the fire place. Despite of the apprehension, our handy-hosts have been quite successful and I am sure that this week we will have, again, lots of fun. Job assignment : A/ Apply finishing paints B/ Tiling the kitchen/batroom floors C/ Install a natural pro-environmental solid oak floor Info: Energy efficiency:The garage Entrevue: Biologist/Concrete homes A/Finishing paint Once again, the best way to paint a home is to make a plan. Here, Marie-Claude Vallée, our designer has forsaw every wall and angles of the house. Colors for every walls, the type of finish, the number of coats, everything has been planned. This way to proced is particularly interesting when you have all the work done by somebody else, like in our case : our handy friend :………! 5/21 02 10130228 10131800 0:15 02 10144412 10154200 0:57 02 10155424 10160320 0:09 02 10162513 10163100 0:07 1:28 To complete quality work that will last for 10 years or more, follow the three rules of perfect painting: 1\ Prepare the surface before painting. Jocelyn has apply the quality primer paint last week. Now we need to lightly sand all the little imperfections before we apply the finishing paints. 2\ Use superior quality tools and paintbrushes. DO NOT go for the cheap « brush and roller all in one kit » in special at your local harware store. 3\Finaly, use superior quality paint. O.K enough talking, GO! Unless your are left-handed, start to work on the left upper corner and roll down in one motion, from the ceiling to the floor. When you apply paint, give W paintbrush or roller strokes to obtain a good, uniform coat, and to make sure the paint sticks well to the wall. When you paint with a roller, always roll in the same direction. If you want to change direction, you’ll have to flip the roller over itself. This way of applying paint ensures color uniformity and will give your wall a polished look. For the same reasons, when you paint a ceiling, you should always apply the paint widthwise instead of lengthwise. The seams will be less visible. If you paint up and down, then down and up without turning over the roller, the finish look might be uneven. B/ Tiling floors Troughout this show, we want to come up with latest home improvement innovation available on the market. The innovation we have to show you now will change the way you tile forever. It is a special membrane that we install on the floor before we tile. We have invited Mr. Tod Valikis form the Schluter company, a real professional in ceramic tiling to showour handy friend how to install ceramic tile the best way possible. Tod, what is that membrane? Schluter Ditra is a polyethylene membrane with a grid structure of square, cut-back cavities and an anchoring fleece laminated to its underside. In conjunction with tiled coverings, Schluter Ditra forms an uncoupling, waterproofing, and vapor pressure equalization layer To bond the membrane we use a bonding mortar that is appropriate for the substrate. Apply the mortar using a 1/4" x 3/16" (6 mm x 4.5 mm) V-notched trowel. The anchoring fleece on the underside of membrane must be fully engaged in the mortar to provide a mechanical bond to the substrate. Using the thin-bed method, set the tile covering directly on the membrane in such a way that the tile adhesive becomes mechanically anchored in the square, cut-back cavities of the membrane matting. Schlüter®-DITRA is also suited as a support matting for covering materials such as stucco, plaster, or screed. Uncoupling Schlüter®-DITRA uncouples the floor covering from the substrate and prevents the transfer of stresses to the tiled surface. Thus, stresses caused by deformation of the substrate are neutralized. b) Waterproofing Schlüter®-DITRA is a polyethylene waterproofing membrane with a very high vapor diffusion density. Schlüter®-DITRA creates a waterproofing layer for installations not exposed to constant water pressure. Thus, Schlüter®-DITRA protects the substrate against damage due to moisture penetration and aggressive or harmful substances. c) Equalization of vapor pressure The interconnected air channels between the cavities on the underside of the Schlüter®-DITRA matting remain open. This allows moisture in the substrate to evaporate, thus neutralizing vapor pressure. Installation : 1. The substrate must be clean, even, and load bearing. 2. The type of bonding mortar used to apply Schlüter®-DITRA depends on the type of substrate. The mortar must bond to the substrate and mechanically anchor the fleece on the underside of the Schlüter®-DITRA. 3. Apply the bonding mortar (mixed to a fairly fluid consistency) to the substrate using a V-notched trowel. The direction in which the mortar is combed does not affect the adhesion. 4. Individual courses of Schlüter®-DITRA are cut to size. Solidly embed the anchoring fleece on the underside of Schlüter®-DITRA in the mortar so that its entire surface is bonded. Work Schlüter®-DITRA into the mortar using a float or screed trowel. When initially positioning Schlüter®-DITRA, it is advisable to align and position the matting while slightly stretching it. Application is made easier with a second person. The side edges and ends of individual courses are cut straight and abutted. 5. Once installed, the matting must be protected against heavy mechanical loads to avoid loosening it from the substrate or other damage. It is advisable to place running boards to protect the Schlüter®-DITRA. 6. Immediately after the DITRA matting is installed, the tiles can be set using the thin-bed method. Using a notched trowel that is matched to the type and format of the tile, apply the bonding mortar in a single process. Solidly embed the tiles in the setting material, making sure to achieve full coverage. Please observe the open time of the adhesive. Wow. O.K.very impressive, now, I kwnow that there are some profiles to finish the joints between walls and floors, or between different floor coveings etc… Profiles : Schlüter®-SCHIENE is an extruded profile that finishes and protects the edges of tiled coverings, as well as other surfacing materials. Applications include: transitions between different surface coverings (for example, tile to carpet tiles to hardwood floors!!!!); edge protection at expansion joints; decorative edging for stairs; and edge finishing for all types of surfaces, such as carpet, parquetry, laminates, natural stone coverings. The joint spacer, establishes a defined joint cavity between the tile and the profile. The anchoring leg of Schlüter®-SCHIENE, in all material types, can be punched with a special radius perforation "R" so that the profile can be used to form curves. 1. Select Schlüter®-SCHIENE according to tile thickness. 2. Trowel dry-set mortar over the area where profile is to be placed. 3. Press the perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter®-SCHIENE into the mortar and align. 4. Trowel additional dry-set mortar over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage and support of the tile edges. 5. Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the profile; the profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but rather up to approx. 1/32" (1 mm) lower. 6. Set the tile to the integrated joint spacer, 7. Fill the joint completely with grout or setting material. 12/16 Before you begin installing ceramic tiles, remember that tiling was born out of the ancient art of mosaics. The big difference between the two is that mosaics are usually a drawing of some sort, whereas tiling is generally used for surface covering. It would be a shame to forget its origins, though. Quality ceramic tiling is always noticed for its symmetry and pattern harmony. To achieve something like this, you have to be precise when you plan the tiling surfaces. The size of the tiles and the space you will leave between them can dramatically change the general aspect of your work. QR 2002 18 18144904 18145814 QR 2002 18 18150806 18151627 QR 2002 18 18164514 18165220 QR 2002 18 18165401 18170206 QR 2002 18 18174717 18175100 QR 2002 18 18184603 18185202 QR 2002 18 18194829 18195920 QR 2002 18 18204329 18204805 QR 2002 18 18223915 18225100 QR 2002 18 18211029 18211803 QR 2002 18 18220715 18221303 QR 2002 18 18231016 18231620 QR 2002 18 18233010 18233310 QR 2002 18 18250216 18251004 QR 2002 18 18263217 18263510 QR 2002 18 18270228 18270616 QR 2002 19 19063318 19064010 QR 2002 19 19065518 19065926 QR 2002 19 19073700 19073929 QR 2002 19 19074714 19075004 QR 2002 19 19080623 19081409 QR 2002 19 19113114 19114313 QR 2002 19 19123803 19124906 QR 2002 19 19134201 19134603 QR 2002 19 19150909 19151822 06 10263715 10274420 1:07 The best method to install ceramic tiles is to make a plan that will determine exactly where each and every tile goes. Then you can draw perpecular reference lines that cross at the center of the floor. This way you can balance the layout and make sure the tiles along the walls are not to small or un even from on side to the other. The whole project must be well-balanced and symmetrical for a beautiful, polished look. 06 10274525 10303910 2:54 06 10305200 10312300 0:31 3:25 Use the appropriate notched trowel. In general, the size of the trowel’s notches should approximately correspond to the thickness of the ceramic tile you wish to install. Spread adhesive on the back of the tile. Press it in place by twisting it a bit and lining it up with the reference lines. If necessary, use plastic tile spacers Remove the excess mortar on the tile surface with a dampened sponge, and then with a clean cloth as you go along. 12/18 Tips Billboard Logo Céramax Remember, quality ceramic tiling is always noticed for its symmetry and pattern harmony. Be precise when you plan the tiling surfaces. The size of the tiles and the space you will leave between them can dramatically change the general aspect of your work. C/ Installing hardwood floor (Natural Oak) Durability, beauty, elegnce, selection, and the integratoin of a ore ecological way of thinking into everyday life and desire to preserve the joys of nature for future generations. That is the philosophy behind the Eko-Nordik harwood floors we will be installing today. These are floors that are not only designed to last a lifetime and provide the superb appearance of traditional flooring, but they’re made with techniques that reduce environmental impact. 33% less wood, the same performance. In developing Eko-Nordik harwood flooring, we aslo trimmed waste without giving up performance or durability. Trimming to a thickness of 9/16 of an inch (14mm) in comparison to the ¾ inch of most North American floors reduces the amount of raw material required for the production by 33% With this solution, Canadian can save up to 1 300 000 threes per year. This solution has no disadvantages for the consumer and offers a mojor benefit : a very competitive price. Now for the installation, you will use a compressor! In fact you will be using air powered tools al day. Not bad hey! Here is a air powered finishing nailer to start you up and here is the well known hard wood floors air powered nailer gun for the rest of the jog. Go! 5/9 Hardwood floorboards should be installed over a plywood subfloor that is at least 5/8-inch-thick or, ideally, ¾-inch-thick. The plywood sheets should be screwed onto the joists. ¾-inch-thick plywood floors will give you great results for they will prevent the floor from squeaking. Cover the surface with a felt paper underlayment that will silence scraping noises between the plywood and the floors, and act as a moisture barrier. For increased support, the boards should be positioned perpendicularly to the floor joists whenever possible. Check to see in what direction the floorboards run, and decide from which wall you will start the installation. Theoretically, the installation should begin starting at the base of the most visible wall. 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The humidity level of the subfloor should not exceed the humidity level of your floor by more than 4 %. For example, if your floor has a 7% humidity level, your subfloor should not exceed 11% otherwise moisture transfer could occur. 5/10 Leave a half-inch space between the wall and the floor for thermal expansion. Open three packs of floorboards in advance. Try to use the longest boards in the first row to get the straightest line possible. The first board must be absolutely straight, for it will influence the whole installation; the units must perfectly fit into each other. As soon as possible, use a pneumatic nailer gun and 5cm staples. Carefully align and tighten each unit. Again, the starter row must be perfectly straight; otherwise the other boards will be crooked. Lay down 6 or 7 rows of units in front of you to blend the lengths and shades together. Shift back the outer edge of each row at least 6 inches from the previous row, and find the most attractive design. 5/11 Start the second row, and all subsequent rows, with the previous line’s last floorboard when its length allows it. Remember to offset each floorboards at least 15 cm from the floorboards of the previous row. Tighten the joints of the grooves and extremities. Randomly nail down the strip in 45-degree angles every 10 to 12 inches. Secure all units smaller than 30 cm with at least two staples. To limit wood waste when cutting, spread out boards of different lengths in a corner. Use a workbench miter saw to make the cuts. Progress row after row. Wood should never be stored outsid or in moisture-high areas. If the wood is intended for a new house or a new room, the walls should be dry, and the doors and windows should already be installed. Make hardwood floors the last addition. The room should also benefit from a 40% to 50% humidity level and a minimum temperature of 16 Celsius degrees at least five days before work begins. Let the floorboards lay flat in their original packaging until you are ready for the installation. At the outer edges nail the boards using the finishing nailer. For an impeccable cut between two rooms or for the making of a border, install a guide. Adjust the guide according to the width of the circular saw. Keep the guide firmly in place. Make all the necessary cuts around the room. You can complete the installation by putting up baseboards that will conceal the ½-inch expansion gap. I want to attrack you rattention to the finish : Eko-Nordik brings you Wear-Guard : an aluminum oxide polymer finish with unequalles hardness and durability and formulation that respects the environment. It contains no solvent, no formaldehyde and no volatile organic compouds. The top layer of each plank (the one that can be sanded) il 5/16 of an inch, (5,5mm) which is almost the same thickness as the ¾ inch thick planks. General pro-Environment segment We wanted to renovate a country house to put the highlight on the environment. Our homes play a very important part in the way we live and consume. Homes affect our energy consumption, waste production, and pretty much everything else. Your home, the way it is built, the material that were used, its design and its style all play a decisive role on your behavior. Make sure that when you renovate, you take these transformations as an opportunity to improve your energy efficiency, reduce your waste and recycle. When you think renovations, think environmentally friendly Info: L’efficacité énergétique : Le garage The energy efficiency of your house depens more than you think on small details : For instance, heating and air conditionning represent a large amount of your energy bills and are affected by poor air tightness. In other words, air leaks are costing you a lot of money. Estimates are abuot 30% of your heating bills. You can find at your local harware store many small inexpensive products easy to install that can reduce considerably your house air leaks. For instance, wheather stips for doors and windows, thresholds, insulating kits for your garage door etc… The garage door is one of the most critical place faor air leaks heat loss. You need to be careful. 8/ Weatherstrip for steel or wood garage doors CF 10099 It is very easy to install a weatherstrip to a garage door bottom. For a wood garage door, open the door and remove the old weatherstrip if there is one. Nail the new weatherstrip to the bottom of the garage door with the supplied nails. The nails should be placed every 7 or 8 cm (3 inches) intervals. 8.1/Aluminum and vinyl garage door bottom weatherstrip CF 21079 Now, if you want to install a weatherstrip that offers a perfect seal, install an aluminum and vinyl garage door bottom weatherstrip. Measure the underside length of the garage door and cut the aluminum base. The vinyl insert must exceed the aluminum base by ½ an inch (12.7mm) on each side to compensate for future shrinkage in colder temperature. For a superior result and a better durability, insert a ¾ of a inch (19.05mm) diameter foam backer rod inside the vinyl. (CF12084) 8.2/ Vinyl garage door top weatherstrip CF 20109 One place that is particularly vulnerable to air infiltrations is the top of the garage door. The solution to this problem is to install a vinyl garage door top weatherstrip. This type of weatherstrip fits perfectly to most garage doors. It is installed inside and makes a perfect seal. 8.3/ Polymer garage door weatherstripping with double insulation CF 20055 Even if the existing weatherstripping is in acceptable condition it could be profitable to change them anyway since new weatherstrippings available on the market offer superior thermal performance. One of these new high performance weatherstripping is a polymer garage door weatherstripping with double insulation. This kit is designed for an installation on the exterior sides and top of your garage door frame. Finally, you can boost the thermal resistance to your garage door by installing a Garage door insulation blanket kit CF 10055 Entrevue: Biologist/Concrete homes