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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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T-Mold Laminate Transition Height/Gap Issue

Ran into an issue when installing laminate floor my bedroom, one of the doorway is connected to the kitchen which the floor(vinyl w/ plywood underneath) is slight higher than the bedroom floor. The "T-...
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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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Laminate Flooring

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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How can I remove dark stains from laminate flooring?

This is laminate flooring. Not planks. No idea what the stain is at all! Any suggestions on how to get it out or what it is? Response to answers below: I have not tried steam cleaning. I heard water ...
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What is the generic term for kitchen counter laminate without particle board?

I'm trying to see if I can buy the laminate that kitchen counters usually have, but without the particle board underside. I'm trying to resurface a desk with something stronger, and it would be easy ...
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Baseboards or Laminate flooring first?

I'm laying down new laminate flooring in a small condo and the current baseboards have got to go. They're old, ugly, dirty, and installed plain wrong. My question is: Do new baseboards go on before ...
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Do I screw down the threshold over my Pergo laminate floors?

I recently replaced 1200 square feet of floors in my home with Pergo Outlast laminate flooring. The floors are done and everything is installed, but I was not sure if I am supposed to screw down the ...
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Prepping concrete floor for laminate

I'm getting laminate flooring fitted in my lounge, porch and toilet and need to prep the concrete floor before it goes down. The living room was easy as it only had carpet down. The porch and toilet ...
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Can I screw down laminate floor that is coming up

Removed a kitchen wall in the middle of room, friend floated in the tongue and groove laminate and then glued down. 2 pieces are popping up, one on corner and other on side. Can I use tiny screws and ...
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How tight should baseboards be for laminate?

So, I'm a little stumped on this one. I've installed laminate over a pad, but because of the way that the boards click in and the fact that it's a floating floor, the parts that end near the edges (...
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Correct way to orient laminate flooring planks? [closed]

We are installing laminate flooring in our house and are considering how best to orient the flooring planks. The flooring will be installed in the Living Room, Dining Room, hallway and 3 bedrooms. ...
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how do you install laminate flooring with multiple rooms at one time with click flooring (since you can only put it in one way)

how do you install click laminate flooring when it can only click in one way? in the picture every room is getting done that doesn't have an x. the red lines are which way the boards are going. only ...
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Should I use transitions with laminate flooring to control the size of plank needed at each wall?

Im aware my questions sounds silly but the real issue is the basement im installing in has two bedrooms and a long family room. My understanding is that planks should be atleast 2 inches wide at the ...
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How to remove already installed laminate panel in cabinet?

This is actually a kitchen cabinet. The company I ordered it from messed up, so the oven I am installing inside the opening won't fit. However, if I remove the TOP and BOTTOM panels (highlighted ...
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What circular saw blade would i use to cut laminate flooring planks?

Can you tell me what circular saw blade and with how many teeth I will need to use for cutting laminate flooring planks?
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Preferred direction for laying laminate flooring thorughtout a house? [duplicate]

Can you tell me what is the preferred direction for laying laminate flooring throughout a house?
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How to test to see if a wall is straight for laminate flooring installation?

Can you tell me how i can test to see if a wall is straight for laminate flooring installation?
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What is the most reliable way to install transitions and molding for laminate flooring on concrete flooring?

Can you please tell me what is the most reliable way to install transition strips and molding for laminate flooring on concrete flooring? Kind regards.
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What is the best tool to rip laminate flooring planks to width?

Can you please tell me what tools work best to cut a laminate flooring plank to a narrower size and so that the cut is perfectly straight? Kind regards.
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Applying contact cement for laminate

This is probably elementary to most, but I've never done it. I'm putting down a 12' sheet of formica on my workbench. I've watched videos, read instructions, etc... It seems pretty simple, they all ...
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Sealing concrete necessary?

We are replacing carpet with laminate over concrete. The carpet has pet urine areas. The offending pet is still in the house. Should the concrete be sealed with something before laying the laminate?...
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Laminate flooring: Do I need to leave a space between the floor and the wall?

I live in a temperate climate and from what I'm reading elsewhere, leaving a space for expansion between the wall and floor might result in the laminate flooring unhinging from itself over time. If I ...
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Laminate across multiple rooms, help!

I have to install laminate (actually it's click luxury vinyl planks) across multiple rooms in the basement (and some steps) without transition. I have laid laminate in single rooms before, but this ...
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Pull Up All Laminate Boards Or Cut One Board in Doorway and Start From There

Now that I have installed Pergo XP laminate flooring I've discovered that there is a soft spot from the doorway which transitions from the kitchen into the dining room. When walking into the dining ...
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What is causing my laminate flooring to become warped?

Recently I've noticed the following in my laminate flooring: Apologies if the image is huge or unclear (I'm writing this from the Stack Exchange mobile app. In short, there is ripples/bubbles in the ...
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Laminate Hardwood floor installation

I am installing a laminate hardwood floor. When I hung my drywall I left a half inch gap off the concrete to allow my flooring room to go under the drywall to cover. My question is, how do I allow ...
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shaving a bit off a laminate countertop

So I have a rectangular hole in a laminate countertop that is very slightly too small for what I want to set into it. This is an extra kitchen that I'm not too concerned about but I'd like to be able ...
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Ideas for fixing 8cm gap between laminate and wall

I intentionally left a 8cm gap between laminate and a wall because there was an uneven wood beam in the concrete along the wall. I had the same problem in another room and I just put laminate over the ...
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How to transition between 2rooms when gap is wider than standard 2“ ” t molding strip laminate

How can I transition between 2 rooms if gap is wider than standard 2"t molding strip for laminate floor? Looked for wider strip but could not find one.
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Wood laminate floor wont snap together can I just nail it down

I bought a whole lot of this snap together wood flooring, thinking I would just snap it together and be done. The store was closing out all different styles and colors. I was going to just mix and ...
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laminate flooring transitions

I am planning on putting down laminate flooring on a 3/4" plywood original subfloor where there is carpeting now. I also want to put the same laminate flooring where it leads into the kitchen area ...
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How should I install laminate without removing the baseboard?

I will be installing the laminate with the baseboard intact, do I lay the laminate right next to the baseboard? Or do I still need to use the spacers?
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reuse laminate flooring?

I'm adding subflooring to improve the R value. I have some laminate boards that are damaged, but most seem to be in decent condition. I'm thinking of saving some money and finding a matching or very ...
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Using this aluminum L shape for stairs

I m doing a laminate floor(first time) from the room onto staircase. Now I m thinking about the transition from bedroom level to first stair and how much am I going to go with laminate. I can get a ...
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What products will make installation of subway tile over laminate backsplash successful?

I am updating my parents 1946 home (it has been remodeled & updated before but not kitchen counters) and want to change the look of original worn laminate counter & backsplash (bright yellow ...
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Can I slide out pieces of laminate and replace?

The short edge of 10 planks is open from the family room to the kitchen. No kitchen floor yet. I want to change the curve to straight so that the kitchen tiles will have a straight edge. We Were not ...
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Is it possible to use plastic sheeting rather than tiles in a temporary bathrooom?

Is it possible to use plastic sheeting (somewhat like opaque perspex laminate) rather than tiles in a temporary (house will be demolished in two years time) bathrooom? I'm thinking the kind of product ...
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Do I really need buildup strips under laminate countertops?

We have our laminate countertops for at least part of the kitchen cut and glued together (and secured with miter bolts). In looking for info about attaching it to cabinets, I found that most websites ...
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How to close gaps between laminate floorboards

I have a laminate "click together" flooring and some of the board have separated. If I kick my foot on some of the boards, I can scooch some of them together. However, its not very effective. Is ...