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    Where is this damp smell coming from?

    possibly, but it should be possible to block it out. if its sealed then no smell should able to come through. also the problem cam from outside and appeared n the wall. sealent has solved most of it. it just seems parts of the wall may still be affected(little green dots) and I feel that's...
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    Where is this damp smell coming from?

    Hi Greg What do you mean check it out. There was a damp problem however it is completely dried up. Now it was just the smell that remained. The floor is covered so the smell wont come up through there. The smell was coming through the wall however that too is covered. However I do...
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    Where is this damp smell coming from?

    the floor does have problems, however I have put sealed vinyl over it so don't think the problem is coming from there. it feels like its coming from some tiny dots in the walls to be honest. honestly, I don't know.
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    Where is this damp smell coming from?

    I had a damp issue a while ago which has dried up. It left an large ugly discolouration in the corner of the room. Worker came and put a sealent over it. Most of the smell/toxins went. However when I go to that corner of the room I can still sense a nasty smell and it starts making me...
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    How to temporarily cover toxic dried damp wall?

    I had a dampness appear in a corner of one of my rooms. I wasn't using the room so its been months now and it has become dry. However the damage is visible and it is still gassing off toxins. Repair guy came and put sealant over it however I notice little black dots are still in some places...
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    General questions on laminate and tiling subfloor

    Hi I have a medical condition and am highly sensitive to chemicals, fumes etc. I am thinking of putting some used laminate down and if I react to it, then I'll probably replace it with tiles. I currently have floorboards which are quite uneven. If I put laminate: 1) Should I put...
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    Can you put hardbord on fibreboard for better insulation?

    I currently have floorboards with 6mm fibreboard on top with laminate on top of that. I want to change to vinyl flooring. 1. Can I keep the fibreboard, put hardboard on top and then put the vinyl. Will this work and will it create better insulation then hardboard and vinyl only? 2...
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    Might new wood smell be toxic?

    I have just laid a new flooring down and all seems to be well bar the fact that the new floor height keeps causing the door to get trapped. I am worried that if I saw under the door, I might react to the smell of the new wood(I have multiple chemical sensitivities). The particular door is a...
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    Is hardboard underlay for vinyl ok?

    Just moved into a flat and want to put some vinyl flooring down. The existing floor is just floorboards in horrible condition e.g. holes, cracks here and there although the seem to be flat I mean nothing sticking out by or uneven by a a centimerter. In many places I read that one should put...
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    Can you make a floor using grout?

    believe it or not, this is the extent people with multiple chemical sensitivities have to go through. look at my previous posts where you will see I have been trying different floorings to manage my health condition.
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    Can you make a floor using grout?

    Actually, the issue is that I have laid a laminate floor and am reacting to the saw dust and cannot wait around for it to go. I want to put vinyl over the laminate but don't really want to remove the laminate however its causing the height issue. If I put grout it will be thing enough to stop...
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    Does floorboard restoration/painting leave fine saw dust?

    You are referring to visible dust. However after a saw job saw dust will be everywhere including other rooms, it is invisible.
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    Does floorboard restoration/painting leave fine saw dust?

    Big-All, are you sure about this. Firstly, after a laminate wood job people can usually smell saw dust(a kind of wood smell) but not see it(as it's fine)therefore it MUST be in the air for you to be able to smell it? Also if gaps have been left in-between laminate then perhaps it is coming...
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    Does floorboard restoration/painting leave fine saw dust?

    I recently laminated and this has left the smell of fine saw dust everywhere. It will take time for it to go however I am sensitive to a room full of fine saw dust. I am thinking that since most of the fine saw dust is on the floor, if one paints over it the paint will seal/stick most of...
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    Can you make a floor using grout?

    Just wondering since it can go in between tiles, can you make any type of floor with it? My new floor is blocking the door from opening and I dont want to saw the door. I am also sensitive to most types of flooring. For this reason I am thinking maybe I can just put low level of grout infront...
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    Is Duct tape mixed with water toxic?

    I am sensitive to many synthetic and organic chemicals in the environment. My landlord painted the Porsche outside my window and I was reacting to it so I covered it in duct tape. It stopped the emission and has been working for me although the rain does cause the tape to come up somewhat...
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    Is it saw dust and how to get rid of it after laminating?

    Hi John I have been trying some of the above but cannot somethings e.g. the ioniser didn't make any dust appear on the floor for wiping. I don't really wait around for weeks for this to resolve because my sensitivities are so bad that I am actually having to live with away from home...
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    Is it saw dust and how to get rid of it after laminating?

    Hi John I would be grateful if you could answer the following: 1) I have bought the air purifier that you listed and have noticed it does not mention it has a hepa filter. Since what I seem to be dealing with is seemingly invisible(perhaps microscopic particles), is this one not suitable...
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    Is it saw dust and how to get rid of it after laminating?

    John, thank you for your replies. I would be grateful if you could answer the following: 1. you say air filters need to be on permanently. won't this send the elec bill through the roof? I used to use elec heaters for many hours a day and that cost me a few hundred pounds on elec over a...
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    Is it saw dust and how to get rid of it after laminating?

    1. Do you know why mopping alone hasn't done the job? Surely a slightly damp mop would remove all dust on surfaces and not allow it to go up? 2. For the filter to catch the dust, I need to get the dust into the air first. How do I do this e.g. do I just hoover around and hope it goes up...
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