Working with SnapStone, A Floating Porcelain Tile System

by DIY Maven

Recently I had the opportunity to play with a product called SnapStone. SnapStone is a porcelain floating floor system that can be installed over most vinyl, wood and concrete sub-floors. I've seen this product before in my local big box store in the 'real' tile aisle and have always looked upon it a bit suspiciously. It couldn't possibly rival real stone or tile, I thought. So, when the boxes of SnapStone arrived at my front door, I was...

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The Floating Cabin

by DIY Maven

Ever dream of a cabin on a lake? How about a cabin IN a lake?? Margy and Wayne Lutz's get-away in Powell Lake in British Columbia is just that. The 20' x 21' 2-story cabin sits atop a 40' x 40' float but has a couple of other floats tethered to it that house a woodshed and Margy's vegetable garden. Yes, the Lutz's pay property tax as well as a water lease. Both add up to about $1000 a year. There's no bathroom in the cabin, so the couple...

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How to Make Floor Clamps

by Stickmop

floor clamp

Floor clamps are sometimes used with floating floors to hold the planks together while the glue dries. Most newer floating floors click together and don't use glue, but I got a deal on some solid bamboo that can be floated but requires glue in the tongue and groove.

Commercial floor clamps cost about $20 each. I made four clamps using rachet clamps from Home Depot, some rivets with washers and some nailing plates I found at the local recycled...

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