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Easy way, Best results: Remove carpet, pad and nailing strips. Vacuum. Measure thickness of new flooring with underlayment, and add 1/16 inch. Take your biscuit joiner, and remove the adjustable front shoe. Extend the blade and tie it back using a tie wrap. Measure the distance from the base plate to the TOP edge of the cutter. Subtract this from the ...


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I'm wondering easthetically, if you run the planks the long way along the length of the room, it might enhance the long and narrow feel of the room. Whereas, if you run the planks the other way, it may give the room the appearance of balance between width and length. I personally would not run them along the long length but the other way.


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Because it's such a small patch, I doubt you want to order a whole laminate sheet. See if you can get a sample of white laminate, or else you could possibly use melamine tape, cut it to fit, and iron it on.


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The only other reason I've used them is to create a consistent reveal- notice the distance between the bottom of one drawer and the top of the next? Now compare that to the top of the top drawer and the bottom of the countertop. The eye likes to see symmetry. Do you actually need them? No.


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Assuming you don't care if removing them will take a sledgehammer, a tube of polyurethane construction adhesive would be one "alternative method of attachment."



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