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Old 08-10-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Laminate Flooring Install

I am about to begin laying about 700 ft of laminate flooring today. Any experts out there that I can call on if needed ?
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No expert but I did install laminate in our kitchen and recently helped with my sister-in-law's living room.

Couple of suggestions:
Make sure you lay out the flooring in advance so that you don't end up with an extremelly narrow piece on one side of the room or too short of a piece at one end of the room.

Cut you door facings so the flooring slides under them.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I have all the saws ready. I didn't really want to pull up the baseboards but decided that it would be the best thing to do.
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Thanks for the tip. I have all the saws ready. I didn't really want to pull up the baseboards but decided that it would be the best thing to do.
Using glue or snap type?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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I am using the less expensive Snap together from Lowe's.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:49 AM   #6
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I am using the less expensive Snap together from Lowe's.
Much easier than gluing. Glued my kitchen. What a pain!!!

I'm sure you've already seen this:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=h ... vHomeDecor
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I have "Pergo" in the kitchen and a cheaper stuff (no name) in the livingroom. The Pergo was much easier to instal...the cheaper stuff was actually a pain in the %#@*!

BUT....

The cheap stuff is holding up better then the Pergo that costs a little more then 4x's the amount.

Also....word to the wise.........if it EVER gets wet......dry it IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!! water ruins the flooring. Again...the Pergo is worse then the cheap stuff.
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If you haven't already, keep the baseboard in place and install shoe mldg when finished, better finish and looks a lot better. Use the proper underlayment, take your time and you'll have a nice floor, really is fool proof!
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I have done lots of flooring and Bubba is right. Dont put it in too tight, it has to have room to expand.
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