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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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Is installing laminate over parquet safe moisture trapping wise? It is old parquet no barrier underneath, straight on the concrete

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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Laminate flooring

Had to replace sub floors in mobile home. Installer said underlayment is not needed. New floors are moving up and down and creating problems. He also used 1/2 plywood and there was some past repairs ...
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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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Will my floating laminate flooring contract in winter enough to show the edges?

I have an old laminate floor. In summer it always showed signs of buckling. Now I fixed it by installing an expansion gap of about 0.6 inch (15mm) against the wall. Now the buckling is gone. However I ...
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Should I remove padding on laminate flooring before gluing it to steps?

I have some laminate flooring that I'm installing on a few steps that lead into my sunk-floor family room. The flooring is intended for a floating installing, but I know that on steps I have to glue ...
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Laminate floor against fireplace brick

We are installing a laminate floor in our family room and have precisely the same problem as described in this question. The brick is not even close to flat where it meets the floor, leading to ugly ...
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Best way to fill gaps between flooring panels evenly

For some reason, on the floor of the apartment all horizontal joints have gaps like the picture at the bottom (Vertical joints are fine). This causes unpleasant sensation when I put my bare skin on it,...
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Are transition strips necessary in doorway for laminate?

I all installing laminate flooring in my basement. The basement is a simple layout. The stairs lead down to a 6'x6' landing. Turn left into a rectangular room, no door but the entrance is 5' or so. I ...
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How to cut the correct angle on transition strips

I just relaid my kitchen flooring using floating laminate. I am trying to figure out the best way to get these angles correct for a flush cut on the transition. If all else fails I'll cut to make it ...
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Replacing carpet with laminate flooring - can I cover over damaged area?

I’ve decided to change from carpet (rug) to laminate flooring. There is a spot with some damage, near a vent. The damaged section has about a million nails in it so I want to leave it there. I was ...
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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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Advice for installing click lock engineered bamboo floor over linoleum?

I am currently acclimating a bunch of Home Decorators Collection click lock engineered bamboo flooring. The installation area (entryway and kitchen) currently has very even/flat linoleum and I plan to ...
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Raise and support a sunken laminate floorboard without removing the entire floor?

I have a tongue-and-groove laminate floor, laid on 3mm foam underlay on concrete slab. After around 10 years of use, the long edge of one floorboard now drops around 1mm when stepped on. I think ...
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Tips on how to install laminate over existing flooring

Currently I'm at the point where my laminate reaches the stair nosing and I'm unsure what to do. I have a stair nosing piece but I'm finding that it's awkward looking. Any tips would be greatly ...
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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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What happens if you varnish laminate flooring

Most laminate flooring has a top coat of aluminum oxide, which is very tough. Everyone says, "Don't varnish it" but so far I've not found out why. Yes, it's going to need more care -- either renewing ...
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Laminate flooring direction?

I am about to pull up carpet and put down laminate in our home. The previous owners installed laminate in the kitchen and dining room. I am not removing it, they installed it before installing the ...
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Laminate Stair Nose Installation

Below are all the pictures that correspond to my question. Last night I installed some stair nose molding and tried to follow the instructions the best I could (the part of the instructions in ...
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