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I always go with carpet in basement =bad. But if you are confident there will be no moisture issues, OK. Honestly the laminate is not that bad, meaning once you start at one end, it all just kind of folds up. It is interlocking and not glued or nailed so you could probably handle that yourself. It would also give you a chance to see and moisture proof the ...


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Give the history you know of with the home, it's probably not a concern. I'd ask the carpet manufacturer how it affects your warranty, though. As easy as laminate is to remove, it might be worth doing. One drawback to the adhesive tiles--if your basement floods you can't lift the carpet to dry things and salvage it. I've been involved with several basement ...


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NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER use laminate in a bathroom. vinyl plank is fine, but not laminate. you will regrete it for every moment you have that floor. the good news is it will only be about a year, because then you will rip it out.


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I second @ChrisCudmore's recommendation of not using laminate in a wet environment. Consider choosing a flooring type that is less susceptible to degradation via moisture. That being said, the rule of thumb for determining plank width is to shoot for your starting and ending widths to be greater than 1/2 a whole plank width. Here's the calculation process: ...


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I know this is an old question, but here's what I did: (1) drill holes in the concrete. Yes, this is a PITA, but with the right bit it is not too bad. The holes do not need to be huge, nor do they need to be deep if you use the right screws. (2) Use the right screws. The ones I used are from a standard Big Box store, and are specifically designed for ...


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I have used Ram Board and it is excellent and waterproof (for some time). The edges can easily fold up to protect baseboards as well.


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I would have installed pieces 1,2 & 3 in BEFORE the laminate they click into (say pieces 4&5) push them as far under the door jamb as possible. Reinstall pieces 4&5 then pull pieces 1,2&3 back towards them with the end tapping tool. Even though you can't lift them you may be able to get them to click by tapping. If you need more room remove ...



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