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seederjed
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join:2005-02-28
Norcross, GA

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Re: Pics of our major kitchen/den remodel

Where did you get the Granite?
looks like A&A Marble and Granite in Norcross.

That looks like a great project.
What caused the sag and unevenness in the floors and how did they fix it?



sempergoofy
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join:2001-07-06
Smyrna, GA
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said by seederjed:

Where did you get the Granite?
looks like A&A Marble and Granite in Norcross.

That looks like a great project.
What caused the sag and unevenness in the floors and how did they fix it?

We used Top South in Marietta in part due to geography. The contractor had associations with them as well as with one or two companies over on the northeast side of Atlanta. Top South has a factory show room, then you go downstairs to the factory area and walk through rows of huge slabs of granite to pick out your specific slab from the many different types and colors. The choice is specific since it is natural stone and each is unique. Some people like veining, others do not.

After we narrowed it down to different stone styles, they used a big ceiling tracked industrial crane to move one of the slabs so that my wife could see them side by side to make her final decision on which one. (No charge for that, though some companies do charge I understand.) We were able to peek into the other areas where cutting and polishing were being done to the huge pieces.
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sempergoofy
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join:2001-07-06
Smyrna, GA
Reviews:
·AT&T Southeast

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reply to seederjed

said by seederjed:

What caused the sag and unevenness in the floors and how did they fix it?

The unevenness was caused by settling mostly. The oldest part of the house is (apparently) from 1954. There have been two additions.

The fix in the den area was to add luan board in the depressed areas to level it out and then new 3/4" tongue in grove OSB over the subfloor to make the new surface. The OSB replaced 1970s particle board which would not have held the staples for the tongue-in-groove 3/4" red oad hardwood.

In the hallway, the contractor had to remove subflooring down to the joists. Using his laser level as a guide, he found that a few of them were a tad high due to crowning. He used a planer to shave them until all was level. He was also unhappy with some of the no-longer-used construction techniques for support. He beefed up the support and also added two concrete "elephant feet" with pressure treated 4x4 supports in the two places he was not happy about. The hallway is really solid now.

Edit: fix typo to spell tongue-in-groove correctly.
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