SG, normally I keep an open mind, but I'd hesitate to go with a plywood product as a finished floor. Maybe there are better products than what I've used, or perhaps you won't use the stairwell much, maybe you're laying down a lot of poly, I don't know. But refinishing it is probably a one-off deal, if that. Maybe replacing it would be easier than refinishing it, anyway.
Originally Posted by Ataturk
Walnut? I love it. Though your landing looks like plywood, not sure how I feel about that.The only carpet in my house is on the stairs and it's an eyesore. Much too quiet and safe for my taste,
so I'll be undertaking that project eventually. (...)
The bolded part needs more love than it got.
Originally Posted by idfnl
Anyone have any data on whether gas is now cheaper than electric for winter heat?
I can't find any. I have a carrier heat pump/furnace setup and cant decide what the break-off temp should be between both systems.
Considering I hear gas prices are at all time lows, I'm not sure its being reflected in utility bills.
As it was told to me a while back, the gas companies probably bought their inventory at earlier (higher) prices and aren't going to sell their inventory at a loss, no matter what the current rates are. Whether the behavior operates the same on the other side of the curve, I can't really say. This may or may not also be accounted for in futures / forward contracts as well.