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Laminate Flooring is a synthetic flooring product that is often used instead of more expensive natural floor products.

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Removing Stains from Laminate Flooring

These stains are from some colors from a Long time ago. Please help me to remove them. I tried many things like nail polish remover, clothes stain remover, etc with no luck.
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LVP "Wood" Flooring Hard to Clean

We just bought a new home that has LVP flooring to mimic wood floors. It has wood like grain, like you'd see on dry barnwood, and it is impossible to clean out the grooves. We live in Georgia so our ...
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Will the weight of vinyl plank flooring cause any issues in my 2nd floor condo? [closed]

I recently purchased a condo that is on the 2nd floor and it had very ugly tile. Instead of pulling I decided that I would float the vinyl planks over the top of the tile. There was a few minor dips ...
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How to fix ripped laminate?

We’re first time homeowners and there’s a rip/tear in the laminate flooring of the house we just bought (maybe it’s vinyl, I have no idea). There aren’t any extra panels left so replacing it would not ...
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LVT lifting/shifting

I have several sections of LVT (installed by a "professional") lifting/separating. Is there a way to fix this without redoing the entire floor?
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Installing floating floor on concrete slab

I need a suggestion on installing hybrid floating floor. I have purchased laminate floor that have got cushion at the back. I need to prepare my concrete slab to install the hybrid laminate floor. ...
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Soft spots on subfloor, how to fix (laminate installation)

When preparing to install laminate in a room, I discovered two soft spots on the subfloor after I removed old carpet and underlayment. Here is what they look like: The spots are a few inches (10-20 ...
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Install tile over engineered hardwood [closed]

So I’ve looked through a lot of similar questions, but I haven’t seen this exact one, maybe that’s a bad sign. I live in a rented apartment with a very small kitchen that has this annoying fake ...
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Smoothing out two concrete floor levels for laminate

I had an old external wall removed from between the original house and an extension built by the previous owners. Then I had someone install a laminate floor across the area, he assured me he’d reduce ...
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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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Strange holes appearing in laminate flooring

I saw these strange holes appearing in my laminate flooring (see the picture), I think it has to be a result of some bug, is there any way how to treat this or do I need to replace the laminate floor?
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Lift laminate flooring to fix squeaky floorboard

I have laminate flooring installed on a mezzanine but the floorboards underneath are probably poorly nailed down and squeaking in some places. I was thinking to lift the laminate, fix them up with ...
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How can I handle this sloped laminate flooring transition? [duplicate]

We have recently converted our garage into a room and have a slope between the hallway and the new room (previously garage) because the new floor is higher due to insulation and screed depth. We opted ...
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How to raise floor to 5cm?

I have a 35 year old 18mm softwood floor raised on top of 3cm tall sleepers on a prefab concrete floor (insulated in the crawlspace by about 8cm EPS). I'd like to replace it with a new floor but I'd ...
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How do you level-out unlevel plywood subflooring?

On concrete floors you can pour self-leveling cement to fill valleys. How do you fill valleys on plywood sub-flooring?
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Vapor barrier under laminate in Florida humidity

We are converting a small building on our property to a mother in law suite. The concrete has a vapor barrier underneath of it according to my brother who saw it when jack hammering to install the ...
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Installing LVP or LVT laminate flooring in bathroom: what base and side considerations?

We are looking to do new flooring in our downstairs bathroom. My wife likes a flooring material by a company called COREtec; specifically their "Calypso Oak" LVP/LVT product: Our bathroom, ...
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How to repair damage to laminate floor?

I was hoping to get some advice on how to repair damage to a laminate floor. Carpet cleaner was used on a mat covering the floor which then soaked through to the laminate. There is now an area of ...
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Is installing laminate over parquet on concrete likely to trap moisture?

So I am reading this article which sounds like a relief to me. It says that you can safely install laminate flooring over parquet as long as it is flat and without defects. In my case it is a basement ...
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How can I fill floor gaps near the door and gaps in parquet units?

There are some gaps in the floor near the door frame. I am a new homeowner that's why I am not sure whether it is by design or it needs to be fixed. It looks ugly, can I put some kind of filler to ...
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What should I use to fill the gaps in tile before placing luxury vinyl planks over them?

I'm installing luxury vinyl planks with an underlayment in my basement. They will go over top of an existing tile floor. I've heard mixed opinions on whether filling in the gaps in the tile is ...
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How to find a match for this laminate flooring

A previous owner installed laminate flooring in a couple of rooms, and I'd like to find an exact match to this flooring so I can install in another adjacent area. There are a couple of spare boards ...
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Engineered wood vs. Laminated wood for living room and kitchen floors

If the total cost is the same, which wood is better? Engineered wood? Or Laminated wood? The sales tried to convince me to do Laminated. But I want to make sure the wood I chose will add value to my ...
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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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Where pipes and wires are usually placed under door frames?

After putting laminate flooring in the apartment, I need to install floor transitions under the doors/room connections. Since in a couple of places, there is ~2mm difference in height, I decided to ...
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Several layers of polyethyleen sheets as a vapor barrier under underlayment & laminate

I am putting 7mm laminate on concrete. I have underlayment (5mm) that requires >0.2mm polyethyleen (PE) sheet as a vapor barrier. Unfortunately, I couldn't get >0.2mm PE but got 0.16mm PE ...
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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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How to fix scratch on laminate hardwood

How can I fix this deep scratch
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What type of hardwood flooring is this?

I'm trying to determine the type of hardwood flooring i have here. The pictures below show the edge-on and side-on views. Is this real hardwood (looks like not), engineered, laminate, or something ...
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Laminate floor directly over plywood subfloor ok?

We just ripped up carpet in a room and found that it had 1/2" plywood over the joists and 5/8" particle board on top of that. We are planning to install 10mm laminate flooring in this room. ...
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When installing two layers of subfloor, is it okay to secure both layers to joists?

I am in the middle of replacing my subfloor. The old subfloor was two layers, each about 1/2 inch thick, totaling 1 inch. 1-1/8 inch OSB is pretty much out of stock everywhere at the moment so I'm ...
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How do I clean indoor stairs where eggs were broken?

Several raw eggs (and other assorted garbage) spilled on my townhouse indoor staircase. After carefully cleaning the surfaces, a day later there is still a smell of raw egg (not yet rotten egg smell, ...
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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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Replaced carpet with laminated veneer plank flooring - now there is a gap between the casing and floor

I have removed the carpet from my living room and am preparing to install LVP. The problem is that the door casing is too high. There is a 1/4" gap between the bottom of the casing and the LVP. ...
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How can I remove this floor transition, and what should it be replaced with once I lay LVP?

I'm planning to replace a linoleum floor with LVP. The transition strip/threshold matches the wood floor, but since the LVP is a few mm thicker than the linoleum, I don't think it'll fit once I lay ...
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How to fix this laminate flooring edge?

I'm not all that DIY savvy and so had some guys come fit a laminate floor for me. It covers two floors, one of wood and one of concrete, and due to the different levels there's a reasonable amount of ...
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How can I remove a laminate floor plank from underneath a door jamb?

When removing laminate flooring, is it possible to remove a laminate floor plank from underneath a door jamb without damaging the plank? What is the best way to begin removal when the plank runs ...
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Best way to level tile floor after drain tile installation?

Had some flooding issues last spring and had drain tile installed in our basement. They cut away the tile to install the drain tile. Now we want to lay laminate over the tile but there's about a 2-3' ...
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Heat against laminate flooring causes condensation

I bought a house a year ago which had laminate flooring installed across the entire house. Sometimes I will sleep on the floor on a foam mattress topper. I noticed that there would be days where I'd ...
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How to install thin strips of laminate flooring around heating register

I can't come up with a way to put LVP around this heating register in a way that meets the manufacturer's recommendations for width. And there will be no molding over the rightmost edge, only some ...
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Alternative to T Transitions for floating laminate floor

I have a floating floor on concrete slab that joins to tile in a number of common, high traffic walk ways in our home: The standard way of joining a floating floor to a fixed one (or two floating ...
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Best method for fixing chips in laminate flooring

I'm looking for recommendations or techniques to repair some chips on our "homeowner" installed laminate. We have several spots where the tapping block did some damage - we were limited on ...
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Optimum plywood configuration for home gym floor?

I wish to protect the floating laminate flooring of the room I am building a home gym in. Therefore, I will lay down plywood sheeting to spread the load and prevent scratching. I am having trouble ...
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option for hot sunroom floor

i have a sunroom, summer time sunroom can be hot over>100 F degree, laminate or vinyl planks which one is better and can tolerated hot weather?
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How to fix gaps between laminate flooring and a door

We moved in to our house just before covid and had a trained "friend" fit our laminate flooring but since have come to realise he hasn't done a very good job and has stopped replying to ...
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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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What’s the best sequence to laminate this floor plan?

Laying laminate over a subfloor. Refer diagram - A. Is short passageway after bottom of stairs landing. B is bathroom. My assumption is to start at B and work out the door to the passageway and then ...
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Should I install a plywood layer over concrete before I install laminate flooring?

I’m installing laminate flooring in my basement. I have watched a few videos - some people add the laminate on the concrete with a moisture barrier, but some add a plywood layer over the concrete and ...
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Floor leveling compound ontop of glued-down laminate

There is floating LVP currently installed in my kitchen which needs to be replaced. Underneath it is glued-down laminate. There is a small section of the floor that dips down that I would like to ...
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