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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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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. [![enter image description here][2]][2] I have a stair nosing piece but I'm finding that it's awkward ...
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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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I am installing laminate flooring over the course of several days. Do I need to use the standard 48 hour acclimitization period?

I am installing laminate flooring. Due to work and household schedules a relatively small installation job is likely to stretch out over 3 to 4 days. Given this slow installation pace do I need to let ...
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Laminate Planking will not “Click-in”

So, yesterday while trying to install some flooring (Pergo -Timbercraft). I have installed it in a previous room before and had no issue. However this time while trying to fit it into my bay window on ...
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Laminate Flooring fixes

Within the last year I remodeled my house and a contractor put in some new laminate flooring. It was great because it was very dense, heavy quality stuff that didnt scratch at all. We really like it. ...
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Insects coming from gap under baseboard radiator, seeking solution

I have a ground-level apartment in Metro Detroit, Michigan and am renting. I have old-style baseboard radiator heat with a large opening that goes across the length of it, as shown in the photo. ...
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Flatness requirements for bamboo laminate flooring

I'm installing Lumber Liquidators' Morningstar XD bamboo laminate flooring in my basement. According to their tech support, they have the following flatness requirements for the underlayment: (1) ...
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Cutting already installed tile?

I am planning on installing floating laminate flooring in my hallway among other places in my house. I wanted to take out the tile on the outside of this small bathroom and I wanted to wait to replace ...
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Solving subfloor squeaks

I am planning to remove carpet in a living room and dining room area of my house and replace it with floating laminate flooring. There are some spots in my current floor that squeak so I was planning ...
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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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Do I need to cut under door jambs when installing laminate flooring?

I'm planning on laminating the floor. On the photo attached, where you see a passage between the room and ensuite bathroom. So, do I have to cut the underneath of the doorjamb with a rotary tool or ...
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how better to cut laminate planks — with saws or laminate cutter

In different videos I see that normally people prefer to use laminate planks cutter to table saw or similar. Is it just their preference or because of saw dust and such produced during sawing?
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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 should I decide which flooring underlayment is best? [closed]

There's a few options of underlayment in local stores, fairly cheap and more expensive (based on cork, I guess). What are the differences, and what factors should I consider to make a choice? I'm ...
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pick thickness of the engineered wood planks

I'm considering to install an engineered laminate floor on the plywood subfloor, the planks vary in thickness. How do people normally pick the right thickness of the planks? I understand that there ...
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Mend scratch in laminate flooring

While moving, I scratched the vinyl flooring. It is a "wood" laminate flooring, where the planks support material with a wood print veneer (as mentioned in Can/Should I seal laminate "wood" ...
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Install tiles on top of laminate floor in kitchen

This is my remodel kitchen here done 5 years ago. Notice that everything is new BUT the floor. As I decided not to do the floor at that time. But now it looks dated. The kitchen floor is same level ...
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Removal of leftover glue from glued down 3/4 T&G flooring

In the process of removing the 3 different types of flooring in the house we just bought and before we move in get the major things out of the way. Carpet is easy enough for the most part, the house ...
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Is underlayment necessary for laminate over dricore?

We have new dricore subflooring in a basement that is partially above and partially below grade. There have been minor water seepages in the past thru the slab, which is why we put in the dricore. ...
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Installing vapor barrier for laminate over old wood subfloor in basement

I am going to install laminate flooring in a basement in a century-old house. The basement currently has a wood plank floor. The planks look like some kind of soft wood, and are about six inches wide ...
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What is the proper technique for starting a click laminate install diagonally that is floated?

I'm planning on floating my click laminate floor in a diagonal placement in my space. When researching, I came across an article that describes some of the challenges with installing diagonally. ...
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Can I float click laminate diagonally without transitions in my space?

I'd like to float click laminate on our floor in a continuous manner without transitions. I'd like to float diagonally, but am open to another orientation if this isn't feasible. I understand ...
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Am I required to install expansion joints at all interior doorways for Pergo?

I am planning to install Pergo laminate floor. When I look up on installation guide, it recommends to use transition molding for doorways less than 4 ft or room larger than 40 ft. My question is ...
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Which Faux Wood Flooring Is Best For Wheelchairs & Incontinent Patients?

I am replacing the carpeting and contractor-grade flooring in my home. Because of heaving to the ground, the slab has some superficial cracking and the tile has split in my entry. I am unsure if the ...
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Can I install laminate flooring one room at a time?

I am thinking about install laminate flooring for my second floor. There are 3 rooms (master, 2 kids rooms) on second floor. The laminate covers all the second floor excepts there are two transition ...
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How to lay laminate flooring against an exterior threshold

I’m installing laminate flooring in my house and just got to my front door and realized the threshold won’t have molding on it. How is this normally handled? The transition pieces are only for ...
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What is the reason and the fix for gaps between laminate planks?

After 3 or 4 years of installing laminate floors these small gaps started to appear between the planks: I'd like to better understand two things: Why/how do these gaps come to be: temperature ...
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Easy and effective way to clean a very dirty plastic broom

What is the easiest way to clean a plastic broom (I mean such as the one in the photo) that has collected a lot of floor dust etc? Just hitting it against a wall to throw out all left overs is ...
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Divot repair in laminate flooring

I have a 5/16" bomb crater in my laminate floor. NO idea how it got there. Yes, I know I can replace the whole board, but it occurs to me that it might be possible to repair it using a drill and a ...
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How much weight can a floating floor tolerate?

I'm considering laminate floor for my kitchen and dining room. I ran into a site that says "don't put the laminate under counters, as it will pinch and keep the laminate from expansion and ...
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How flat does a subfloor need to be for laminate?

My kitchen floor is dished. The middle of one interior wall was set on a pier without sufficient compaction. The settling was rapid, as the upper cabinets are set level, while the floor is 2 inches ...
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Mold coming from laminate - how to evaluate what's underneath?

Appartment There is laminate in my 55m² appartment, except for kitchen and bathroom. Underneath that is some sort of "foam mat" (don't know the exact term). At the desk below my chair there is a PVC ...
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Help with transition between rooms using hardwood and laminate flooring

All hardwood and laminate flooring needs an expansion gap according to every manufacturer. My problem is that I am replacing carpeting in one room that connects to my entryway area. The new floor ...
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Protecting floor from heavy furniture

I am looking to set up a metal shelving unit in a room that has laminate flooring. The shelving unit weighs around 150 pounds with a 2' by 8' footprint. I estimate around 300 lbs of added weight on ...
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Size of laminate flooring expansion gap

The instructions that came with my laminate flooring call for a 3/8" expansion gap for floors up to 33' x 26'. My floor is only 20' x 12'. Can I get away with a 1/4" gap? My baseboards are 1/2" ...
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How to transition laminate flooring to this prefab threshold?

I know I should leave a gap around all edges of free-floating laminate flooring, but I'm not sure how to do that in front of this door. What should I use to cover the gap? This is an outswing ...
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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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How to use essential oils in DIY cleaning solutions for laminate floors to mask the scent of vinegar?

I recently created a very effective and non-toxic cleaning solution for my home using 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water, and a few drops of rubbing alcohol. It's incredibly effective on laminate floors, ...
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gap between skirting boards and laminate flooring

I put down some laminate flooring with an underlay. Where the skirting board and flooring meet there is no gap. (for the most part!) However, where the bed frame legs are up against the wall, the ...