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How can I lay Laminate floor around a cavity

the floor I’m laying on has floor cavity sockets, how can I lay laminate around this?
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Will damage to the subfloor from carpet tack strip be a problem with laminate flooring?

I'm removing my old carpet and having laminate flooring laid. Upon removing the old carpet grippers, the nails holding them in place have slightly damaged the base floor covering all along, but only ...
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How do I lay spc laminate in the opposite direction?

I'm laying down spc laminate, I started with one room and I'm proceeding in the directions for it to click. The problem will be to move sideways and the in the opposite direction of the click to cover ...
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Formica Laminate for Shower Surround

Has anyone used a laminate sheet (Formica) applied to CDX (low-grade plywood) as a shower surround? In theory I think it would work if it has no joints and is well-sealed at the corners and along ...
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Raising floor before laminates. OSB or Plywood?

I am needing to raise my hallway and 2 room floors to match my kitchen that has been tiled. There was already a difference but I need to raise in total 4cm. 15mm will be my underlay and laminates but ...
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How can I remove the mold/odor from my roommates desk cabinet where onions started rotting in a plastic bag?

My university roommate left some onions in a plastic bag in his desks cabinet while he left for winter break. After figuring out where the smell was coming from, I found that the onions had begun to ...
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Can t moulding cover 1/8" difference?

I've just ran laminate flooring throughout the floor, except in the bathroom which is tiled. There's slight floor height difference and the tile is higher by about 1/8". I have a t moulding that ...
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Gluing laminate to plywood

I just got laminate wood cut and it’s wet. I’m drying it inside stacked with spacers. If this is wrong please let me know! I bought Grip Bond 4 to glue it to plywood after it dries. It’s for an ...
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Can sheet laminate be applied securely to a wall that is currently painted chipboard?

I own a dog daycare and boarding facility. Our walls are currently painted chipboard. This is a problem, as the texture makes it very difficult to keep clean. We would like to install sheet ...
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How to cut (remove) 1/2" x 30" Innova waterproof flooring

A new dishwasher was just delivered and the installers informed me that the flooring (installed with the old dishwasher in place) is preventing them from removing the old dishwasher. A 1/2" x 30&...
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Can I varnish a laminate floor?

I made a big hole in my laminate flooring. Thankfully, I've filled it and after many attempts managed to match the colour / pattern with some paints intended for fixing small scratches in wood ...
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Adding laminate to concrete slab, am I planning this right?

Looking to put in Laminate flooring and seeing if my plan is ok or if it needs some correction. Background This is a half basement on grade, with about 4 feet underground on one side and walk out ...
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Laminate separating from cabinet doors

I purchased a house with laminate cabinet doors, and later noticed that the laminate is not fully adhered. It's kind of hard to tell from a picture but you can see the way it bulges out and catches ...
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How can I cut an expansion gap into laminate flooring along a wall?

A few months ago I had laminate floor installed in a bedroom and it is now buckling. After removing the quarter-round and inspecting it, I see that the installer did not leave a gap between the edge ...
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How can I repair damage to a bathroom laminate countertop?

This 3 inch stain has been here before we moved in. It appears the that something has worn away the laminate off and is exposing the particle board. There is no dent or depression, but I can feel the ...
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Laminate or Vinyl (spc)? [closed]

My wife and I are looking to change our floors from carpet to wood. We got a quote for lvp (spc) for $8200 installed, however another company said because our house is on a hill that vinyl will split ...
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Laminated floor dilaminated

My laminated floor has slightly delaminated. I have two questions: Is this actually laminated floor? Can I use glue to glue that part down again? I tried taping it down, and it works fine but it's ...
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I am wanting to make a litter box enclosure but I don't have any power tools or knowledge [closed]

I am just wondering how I can put a kitty entrance in the side of the cabinet I am using without a jigsaw or any power tool of any sort. I also want to add shelving above the cabinet for storage but I ...
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Should I use underlayment when installing laminate flooring with pad attached

Pergo brand flooring with the attached underlayment. When installing should I use any additional underlayment?
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How to fix hole in laminate kitchen counter top after smaller stove top installed

After replacing our old burners that had a separate area for the knobs, there are rather large holes that I am trying to fix. The bigger being around 500x100 mm the smaller around 500x30mm but is next ...
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How do I remove the laminate/sun mica from my old computer table without damaging the plyboard underneath?

I have an old computer table, made of plywood panels with wooden sections here and there. It has been in the family for some time now, and I don't wish to discard it. I wish to remove the laminate / ...
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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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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? [closed]

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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