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What should I do with my wood countertop edge strips, in preparation for laminate installation

I'm planning on replacing the laminate sheet on my kitchen countertops. I plan to use Formica, and their IdealEdge edging for the sides. These laminate edges are kinda precision, with the goal being ...
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Fixing laminate stair nose molding?

One of the stair nose came off and I’m trying to figure out the best way to put it back. There are tiny nails through the stair nose, and they all shifted. I think about removing them and applying ...
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How can I repair this water damage area in my "laminate"(?) countertop near my sink?

I'm renting and don't want to have to pay my landlord for an expensive countertop replacement, so I'd like to know how this can be fixed. Also, there is some potential replacement material hidden ...
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humidity / heat transfer concerns screwing double layer of plywood subfloor together

TLDR: Two layers of plywood, 1/2" under 3/4", screwed together with 1 1/8" screws where there are no joists. Will the screws transfer thermal energy causing vapor pull, ruining the ...
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What laminate to I use for interior of kitchen cabinets?

I have a void left after removing an appliance that is not being replaced. Due to the size I'll be building my own cabinet. To match the interior of the existing cabinets I need a matte white laminate,...
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Gluing two pieces of glass together - type of glue, techniques

I am trying to laminate together two sheets of glass of 6mm (~ 1/4") in order to have a thicker glass plate that will serve as a backing plate for sandpaper in order to flatten stuff (sole of ...
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How do we choose the color and combination for home interior [closed]

I'd like to decide the colours for my home interior walls( Front yard, Hall, Bed room , Dining room , kitchen, bathroom and back yard and also I'd like the colors to match with tiles color which is in ...
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How should we complete this laminate installation?

Problem I purchased some pergo gold underlayment and pergo waterproof laminate flooring and installed it in the kitchen with my brother. This was our first time ever installing any type of flooring, ...
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Uneven Subfloor in the 2nd story

I am installing laminate flooring in my 2nd story and have come across this in a hallway. The floors otherwise are pretty level, but there is a bad hump where these two pieces of plywood meet. About 1/...
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Laminate layout - Sanity check

I decided to be brave and try to lay laminate myself for the first time, since it's just one small room [14m2]. I measured all my walls and used Adobe Illustrator to create an outline of it, offset ...
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Should I go with laminate if I have bouncy subfloor

I started the installation of a laminate and noticed that some parts of my 2nd floor subfloor is bouncing when I step on it. Even after I install laminate and take a step on it I still feel a little ...
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What tool/method should I use to clean up this laminate edge?

I just built my first laminate countertop yesterday and finished routing all the edges. Almost halfway through routing, my bit broke so I had to borrow a beveled trim router bit. This bit left a mess ...
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Herringbone flooring from regular laminate

I'm looking to do the floor in out new house, we love the herringbone design but the specific planks are quite expensive. I'm wondering if I can achieve a herringbone style by just following the ...
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Installing laminate splashback on top of old tiles

I’m installing a new IKEA kitchen, including a laminate splashback. Various people in forums and also a kitchen installer I got advice from are suggesting that the tiles should be removed before ...
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How to fill void under bathroom vanity before installing laminate flooring and legged vanity

We are removing an old floor mounted vanity and wanting to install new laminate flooring throughout the bathroom. We are planning to install a vanity with legs, not tight to the floor (one we can ...
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How to repair this scratch in laminated countertop?

I made a silly mistake and scratched the countertop of my kitchen. Is there any way to fix this?
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How to fix this dent/crack/chip at the edge of the door of laminated wardrobe? [closed]

I accidentally caused a chip/crack in my student accommodations wardrobe which I would like to repair rather than paying my accommodation for the whole wardrobe. I would like to fix it. Can anyone ...
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Laminate flooring finishing around door jam

I just completed my laminate floor and used quarter round trim to cover the edges/gaps in the floor. I would love to get some suggestions to have good finishing at the door frames as shown in the ...
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Can I square off a uPVC door sill which is inside a conservatory?

I have a uPVC door between a dining room and a conservatory. On the conservatory side there is the uPVC sill, this sill is inside the conservatory and the existing tiles match up to the edge of the ...
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How to best measure the inside gap of stairs

I’ve purchased sone pre-molded stair caps with integrated flooring to match my basement. They are expensive and i need to ensure I make the right cut. I’ve been struggling to accurately measure this ...
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Should I raise my subfloor when moving from 3/4" hardwood to thinner laminate?

When moving from a 3/4" hardwood floor to a thinner product such as engineered or laminate which is usually 8mm or 12mm, do you typically want to offset the lower profile of the new product by ...
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Suggestions to hold floating laminate floor from sliding on vapor barrier installed over concrete slab

I need suggestions for keeping a laminate floating floor in place during installation on a vapor barrier over concrete. I was hoping to hear of good ideas to prevent this slip/slide effect on the ...
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How do I renforce a cardboard antenna for outside use?

I bought Mohu Releaf cardboard antenna. It works much better outside than inside. Mohu explicitly advises against outdoor use of its indoor models, yet I wrapped it in a plastic bag and hung it out of ...
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Heat Damage to Laminate Counter-top Near Gas Range

While deep cleaning our new home, after closing, my wife and discovered what looks like some heat damage to the counter-top next to the gas range. The house was fully renovated about 2 years ago, ...
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What is this plastic strip inside my laminate flooring?

I'm installing this laminate flooring and noticed a plastic stirp in the groove of each plank. What is it for and should it stay where it is or be removed during the installation? Laminate brand: ...
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Do I need to "fill in" concrete control joints before floating floor installation?

I am preparing to install a laminate floating floor over a concrete slab in my basement. The concrete slab is installed in what appear to be 18' x 18' squares, broken up across the dimensions of my ...
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How to fix a crack in laminate countertop [closed]

I just finished installing mitered Formica counter-tops for the first time. After I was all finished I realized I must have cracked the laminate when I was hammering to make things flush where the ...
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How can I secure vinyl plank flooring that has lifted?

I have a warped vinyl tile that does not lay flat on the floor underneath. There is not water damage, there is no other apparent problem. What solutions can you suggest? Maybe I can use a glue to ...
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How to install wood laminate flooring against existing hardwood transition in doorway?

We are getting ready to sell our home and are planning to replace carpet in three bedrooms with laminate wood flooring. We have hardwood in the rest of the hallways, kitchen, dining, etc. In each of ...
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Can I transition a 12 mm to a 8 mm laminate wood floor in an adjacent room?

Is there a way to transition a 12 mm laminate floor to a 8 mm laminate floor in an adjacent room? We have had trouble finding the same color flooring to replace the floor in an adjacent room except ...
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Laminate floor boards cut too short

my contractor cut the laminate boards too short leaving about 1/8" gap in some places and installed them. Any way to make them looking good?
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How to Repair Laminate Countertop Wear Near Sink

I have a laminate countertop that my kitchen sink is mounted in. I've noticed the laminate is beginning to wear away and expose the particle board where the sink meets the counter. Since this is ...
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How to edge laminate to curved edge?

I have been asked to fit bathroom laminate in our bathroom. I have laid bathroom laminate before, so that holds no fear for me. Edging laminate is usually one of two options: skirting boards are ...
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Laminate Floor, existing is 8mm, installing 12 mm next to it, How should I transition?

So the current laminate floor is 8mm, we are removing the carpet and installing 12mm right next to it. Currently there is standard T molding with the blunt edge adapter strip on one side. I would ...
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I am unable to find such t moldings or reducer where it fits my laminate to tile transition

I got this picture from another post and since I am new to this community I dont know much on how i can ask questions to existing posts or comments also it did not allow me to do so. Below is a ...
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Can I repair light scratches on a laminate countertop?

I was foolish and scratched my laminate countertop, which I would like to repair. Everything I have found online shows solutions for filling in chips (or deeper cuts), mainly in laminate that has a ...
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Can I restore the shine on laminate flooring?

I've had laminate flooring (Pergo) for several years and is now so dull, it looks like my floor is dirty all the time. Can I put shine on it like Clean and Gleam from Melaleuca? I know it has to ...
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Sealant/joining compound for kitchen laminate worktop installation

What is the recommended sealant and joining product for use with laminate kitchen worktops? I have a butt joint within 10cm of the kitchen sink, and water has penetrated the joint and expanded the ...
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Is it okay to remove metal joints on the subfloor?

I’m trying to install SPC LVP with 7.5 mm thicknesses after removing pre-existed laminate and carpet. I just noticed that there are metal joints on the subfloor which are about 3 feet long and 2 ...
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Sticking thin counter top laminate on wall

I'm planning to stick thin high pressure laminate on painted concrete wall using contact cement. The sheets will cover the entire wall from floor to ceiling. The area total up to 9'×9'. Standard ...
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Should base trim have a gap between it and laminate flooring?

Is it correct that when adding baseboard trim on the laminate floor, it is recommended to have a 1-2mm gap between the trim and the laminate planks? So that it should not be tight to it. I thought ...
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underlayment for laminate flooring: anything to substitute with?

Are the any substitutes for underlayment? The reason I'm asking is I have about 1 sq. meter of plywood to cover with underlayment, but I don't want to buy the whole roll. May be there's a way to cut ...
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Laminate flooring repair

My laminate floor looks like the top layer has "bubbled" at the seam in a couple of places.Can this be repaired?
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How should I complete the installation of my flooring where a gap remains against the wall?

I am laying laminate flooring in a room and unfortunately my calculations were off and I am left with expansion gaps of about 2.5cm to 4.5cm (0.97in to 1.77in) along one wall (see picture). Is there ...
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How can I extend a floating floor that was previously terminated at a wall?

We have had an extension on our house and have bought the same laminate flooring that already exists and flows through the hallway, dining room and living room. We now have a new, 5x6m kitchen/diner ...
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How to fix laminated wardrobe door?

Two chips have come off from the edge of our wardrobe door. I think it's some kind of laminated plywood, and was wondering if it would be possible to fix it in place, or at least without having to get ...
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What is the best way to fix laminate flooring to tiles underneath?

A very "professional" builder installed laminated on top of tiles in a commercial setting. Don't ask... The trouble is, laminate is not really fixed on the tiles and especially around the steps (only ...
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Laying used laminate floating floor

We had a water leak in our basement. We removed the laminate floating planks. We have let them dry out for weeks while we redid the walls. We are now beginning to relay the flooring. It isn’t going as ...
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Lamination to achieve smooth surface over plywood

If I have a 2x4' piece of regular plywood, is there any laminate material that I can glue on top of it to achieve the smoothness of MDF board or cheap kitchen counter tops? I was thinking something ...
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Why are boards replaced in a laminate floor duller than the others?

We recently had to replace several planks. We used what we had left over from the initial installation. Those boards are dull and I'm unable to get it to the same finish as the original. Any ideas ...
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