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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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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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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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Laminate floor boards cut too short

my contractor cut the laminate boards too short leaving about 1/8" gap in some places and installed them. Any way to make them looking good?
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I am unable to find such t moldings or reducer where it fits my laminate to tile transition

I got this picture from another post and since I am new to this community I dont know much on how i can ask questions to existing posts or comments also it did not allow me to do so. Below is a ...
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How to Repair Laminate Countertop Wear Near Sink

I have a laminate countertop that my kitchen sink is mounted in. I've noticed the laminate is beginning to wear away and expose the particle board where the sink meets the counter. Since this is ...
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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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Why are boards replaced in a laminate floor duller than the others?

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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Is there a way to make a worn laminate floor shine again?

Is there a way to make a worn laminate floor shine again? There are a couple of areas in my house where lots of traffic seem to have dulled the shine on our laminate (pergo) floor, as well as where I ...
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Laminate Floor, existing is 8mm, installing 12 mm next to it, How should I transition?

So the current laminate floor is 8mm, we are removing the carpet and installing 12mm right next to it. Currently there is standard T molding with the blunt edge adapter strip on one side. I would ...
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Can I repair light scratches on a laminate countertop?

I was foolish and scratched my laminate countertop, which I would like to repair. Everything I have found online shows solutions for filling in chips (or deeper cuts), mainly in laminate that has a ...
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Can I restore the shine on laminate flooring?

I've had laminate flooring (Pergo) for several years and is now so dull, it looks like my floor is dirty all the time. Can I put shine on it like Clean and Gleam from Melaleuca? I know it has to ...
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How to I repair moulding damaged by Blue Scotch tape?

I put blue scotch tape on my laminate moulding to protect it when I was painting the trim. I wasn't able to paint the room all in one weekend, and as things go, it took a few weekends to finish the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Can I install laminate next to tile without using T-moulding?

I'm installing laminate flooring in a bedroom next to a tiled hallway. I'm planning to have a standard expansion gap all the way around the room, but I'm stuck on how to do the doorway. I know the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can/Should I seal laminate “wood” flooring?

I bought a house with "wood" laminate flooring, where the planks are pressed wood with a wood print veneer. My agent was telling me that spills and moisture in the seams will cause the planks to swell ...
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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 ...