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I ended up ripping the laminate boards lengthwise using my jigsaw and fitting them in like Jim suggested. I used some cardboard to cut out the shape that the long pieces should be and then drew across the edge of the cardboard piece on the laminate boards. It worked out quite well I think and I hope there won’t be any structural support issues. The ...


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This is a floating floor, when you rip the pieces and install them they will be partly covered by the mouldings. This is the normal way to install this type of flooring.


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If you are talking about the fake wood, floating type of laminate flooring that clicks together, you can't really repair it. This type of flooring does not handle moisture well and will bubble after being exposed to too much moisture. Depending on where the problem plank is, if you have any extra pieces from when the floor was installed, you may be able to ...


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I think you are setting yourself up for a lot of grief. Caveats in what you are doing: There are going to be losses. Some are already worn, some are chipped. Some will have edges and corners break off as you take the floor apart. Even in the cardboard boxes when new, the edges get damaged if you are careless moving the boxes around. So figure on some ...


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It's worth trying a high-quality paste wax before going too crazy with more involved fixes. Applied correctly you shouldn't even notice the wax. If you mess up or dislike it, wax is soluble in acetone so it's easily removed. You can't really make anything worse, in other words.


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That is a strap tie and is meant to distribute a load over a distance (usually across boards, joists, studs, etc.) I see it a lot in attics in Florida (ie hurricane straps) but not on floors. Placing one on a seam, such as the long strap, really doesn't distribute a load but it could be one of those "contractor" quick fixes (ie, I only have 2 straps when I ...


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I've never encountered a flooring that recommended that, and if one did I wouldn't install it (or I'd deny that request). It would look odd.


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I wouldn’t recommend it. The moisture barrier is meant to protect against water and other moisture and the underlayment provides isolation. Not using either of them leaves that part of the floor exposed and will leak heat. I would recommend just buying the roll of underlayment.


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