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Blue Island Sun-Standard (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Blue Island, IllinoisEconomist newspapers economist newspapers sunday May Home guide i what you should know about floors there is a wide variety of coverings to choose from if you Are considering redoing a floor. Before refinish my floors should be As level As Possi straight Edge. Another trick to find out if and which Way the floor tilts is to place marbles Down on the floor. If the footings of the base shag carpeting is popular is most rooms of the House. Ble jammed doors or win Dows May be caused by a sagging floor and cracked plaster in the Walls and ceilings May be due to bends in a floor. Sagging floors May Indi Cate a weakness in the beams or joists. A major change in the distribution of weight from changing Large pieces of furniture such As chests commodes or Bre ton Beds can cause floors to Sag if repairs Are in order and you Are planning on doing it yourself first establish where and Why the floor sags. Check the base ment girders with a Carpen Ter s level and a Long ment column have settled the floor probably is Droop ing where it has Given Way in the Middle. Outer Edge Sag May result from the foundation breaking Down As Well As the joists. Bouncing floors can be re paired by putting a beam in the Center of the Span or by adding More joists and bridging. Sagging floors due to problems in the exterior foundation Wall or deteriorated joists should be fixed by a professional cons trac Tor but there Are less Exten Sive repairs that can be done by the Homeowner. A beam that is sagging can be jacked up with a telescopic Post after checking with a local lumberyard or building Supply House. Extensive damage can be done however if this is not done with caution. To make joists stronger add bridging or More joists. If the second floor of the House is sagging the prob Lem May not be so easily remedied. For example if the attic has converted into a number of rooms and the original joists Are not Strong enough to hold the added weight of furniture the floor May be shored up with a steel beam. Or another supporting Wall on the first floor can be added. It could be How Ever that the floor May need to be removed Plank by Plank or that the ceiling needs to be torn out. Squeaking floors May accompany sagging ones or it May be an easier problem to remedy if a Board has worked Loose or the prob Lem is in the subfloor no once you have a sound floor you can move on to consider How you want to cover it with carpeting tile or Vinyl. Refinished parquet Wood floor tiles Are attractive and set in nicely As do tiles made of rubber Vinyl Vinyl Asbestos Asphalt Ceramic and Quarry tile. A firm base is need for Terra Cotta Ceramic or Quarry tile Brick and slate because some of these tiles Are extremely heavy and the added weight must be included in new specifications. The floor joists will have to be strengthened for the added weight of the tiles and mortar. A poor floor will not hold if covered. The new tiles will break and crack with Wear Over Nail Heads or depressions in the floor. To remedy the situation you can put Down a Flat sur face As an underlay for the new covering which will be cheaper and easier than rip Ping up the old floor. Asphalt tiles Are not Good for the bathroom or Kitchen but Are Good for the base ment rubber tile should not be put in the bathroom because it is Slippery when wet though it wears Well. Vinyl tiles which Are expensive Are considered the ultimate in tile flooring and come in a multitude of weights and colors. They Are also easy to install at the other end of the Price spectrum Are Vinyl Asbestos tiles these tiles Mark easily and succumb to pointed heels and table and chair legs. They Are not re commended for kitchens work areas or on the dining room floor. The least expensive Way to redo a floor is with paint. Paints used on swimming pools and Bridges work very Well on Wood a different idea for a floor that gets Little Wear or traffic is to Lay a heavy wallpaper by gluing it to the floor. Covered with three Coats of Clear plastic varnish it provides a unique covering. Linoleum is Ideal for the Kitchen though Many housewives reportedly avoid it because of its Middle class connotations. It can also be used Well in other rooms. The new colors and designs Are interesting and the in Laid Type which is More expensive is easy to clean and Greaseproof. Linoleum should not be used Over Concrete. Artificial turf can be used iiijuv., a playroom or a jocks bedroom include Yard markers for a nightly scrimmage. High pressure advertising campaigns that Promise everything for a Yard including protective under padding should be closely examined before signing a contract. Conservative decorators As Well As the new Breed of Interior designer agree Wall to Wall carpeting offers Beauty warmth and quiet buyers should Deal with a reliable firm a department store or furniture with a reputation of standing be Hind its merchandise. Otherwise you May find the it starts to unravel to rent Centex makes Home ownership affordable As Low As i23q22 month minutes from . Trains minutes from expressways minutes from Lincoln mall Complete Choice of models colors lot 3-4 bedrooms financing excellent financing available some Homes for immediate occur Avist Opark South Homes for sept occupancy told qty 0-294 South to Cicero Avenue. Go South to Street turn left on 175th Street to furnished Model Corner of Crawford Avenue. 798-3091 Homes bases oti38 000 20 a Down Wuh 3 bedroom 1 i fencing s7 600 Down equal payments o1 s.230 curl or Wilt in every in stance is absolutely necessary for longer Wear and less tear. Before buying anything get a Sample of the carpet then twist it Pound it Burn it and Bend it. Some of the polyester and acrylic car pets smell toxic when they Burn and some of the shag camels Burn like candles ticks. Contractors favor shag carpeting in their models because it can cover a fair amount of defects in a floor hidden beneath there May be irregular edges Loose or Gap Ridden boards knot holes and so Forth sanding and re fishing a floor is a difficult task especially if you plan to live in the House while the Job is being done for one there is quite a bit of sawdust while the Job is being done one Way to remedy that situation is to do one room at a time and move the furniture to the garage equip ment can be rented from a lumberyard or building sup ply House and it is heavy rough sanding is the first step followed by a second sanding with a special disc Sander for a professional touch you should Sand a third time with the disk Sander two Coats of stain and three Coats of Clear plastic finish with Light hand Sand ing Between All three Coats should finish the Job the final product will resist Wear and tear for a very Long time and requires no Wax ing this slate floor highlighted in a dining room by an area Rug. 3 bedroom Homes for people who can t afford a 3 bedroom apartment 3 4 bedroom Homes to now. You can live in a sensibly sized sensibly priced Tow Home of your own. In popular country club Hills with As Lihle As s1.590 you take advantage of out grand open eng paces. At prov Mceown. Your Home ownership includes membership in the one in a million Provincetown Pool and Tennis club and most exterior maintenance is provided by a professional stain. In addition Here s just a Sample of what your Home includes of no extra charge landscaped lot dishwasher disposal oven Range Wood Kitchen cabinets carpeting throughout Sloan windows screens gutters downspouts 100 amp electric service example the Hampton h to. Down 3 be too a Thor Ai inched in of c voits Lincoln mall 1 h Ju-1 a 4en m away a Well to chopping i quiches and visit Prat olym i m country que High Loday to dem Jan a 1i7 end "n1 at vol Lii Bood Tui i we i 1o oct void Boad to i 1 f ii inh d Tom v1 models. Ope i foil a Sirida 11 Sulu to 1 5 phone 799-5652 Provincetown. 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