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Hardwood Laminat Install????

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by type o negative, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    type o negative

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    Hey dudes,

    Just picked up 500 SQ FT of Laminate Hardwood stuff. Im planning on doing this myself. Everywhere Ive read says its easy, but I dont know anyone who is actually done it and can tell me if it REALLY is easy...

    Any input???
     
  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    its not too bad as long as you dont have crazy angles where you want to put it. just take your time and be careful not to chip or crack off the tongue edge of it. My dad and I did some in a rental he owns and really as long as you make sure everything is square and you have the right saw blade to cut the stuff it wont be bad. Dont forget trim molding for where around the walls and for where it will transition to carpet, etc.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    I've done it in 2 of my houses... both small rooms... Really easy... click and lock... biggest pain is cutting the pieces and putting the molding back on.
     
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    Also allot depends on the quality of product and #1 like he said......make sure you square the room. Good luck.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    I see you live in UT..............I used to live in Sandy off 9th south
     
  8. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    ^yup.

    It's pretty easy as far as flooring goes. It goes down super-fast in a nice, square room.

    It also depends on the manufacturer. The better the quality (read $$$), the easier it seems to go down.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    I've laid a muthaload of this stuff - cheap to the good stuff. Biggest mistake you do not want to make is butting it too close to any walls or anything that doesn't move. You need this floor to float without any thing holding it in place. The locking of it together coupled with the combined weight will hold it down in place by itself.

    If you're going to put anything that is real heavy on it - like a china cabinet - then don't use the cheap foam backer, get the closed cell stuff. The cheap crap will settle where the furnature legs sit causing dips or gaps under the moulding. If you use quarter-round, then you can hide the gaps.

    Only other thing I can think of if if the flooring is going over an older subfloor that is tacked done plywood, then buy 50 pounds of screws and go nuts tacking down the seams at about 4" between screws. Just make sure you're hitting floor joists and dont use 4" screws or you might hit a wire someone snaked underneath.

    These floors are a cakewalk to install. When you get tot he edges, and you end up with a couple inch cut to laydown, glue the T&G together. Small strips tend not to hold as well, thus the glue. Take your time with it - not meant to be rushed.

    Oh ya, sometimes a tap of a hammer is needed - use a scrap piece snpped onto the board needing a tap, and tap the scrap. Trust me on this one - it will come up.

    Also, I found if you need to undo a board that's next to a wall, sacrifice a butter knife or a putty knife. Give it a 90 degree bend about 1/2" from the tip. Makes a great hook to grab the edge to unlock.

    I could prob find more things to pass on, but you'll get a lot of them as you go along in your project. When it's done and the mouldings are hung - it will look sweet!


     
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    We did our family room when I was about 6 months pregnant, and we didn't even fight! Took about 4 hours, so it's very easy! :) We did our bathroom years ago with the older version of the stuff that you have to glue, which was less easy, but still not hard even with all the pain in the ass cuts around the toilet and the perfection needed in front of the bathtub. Its held up in a wet bathroom through Hubby's steamy showers and the kids bathtub water fights.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    I've found that most of the higher-quality stuff comes with specific tools now. Like a claw and a tamping board. (2cents)
     
  12. Feb 20, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    You guys rule, this was the type of input I was looking for. I will more then liekly start the project this weekend, although I was planning on installing my lift this weekend too... So Im going to have to choose one or the other!

    surfsupl - Thats awesome, When ever I go through Sandy, usually on my way to Guitar Center, I always make sure to stop and get Pei Wei... Mmmm Chinese and Sapporo.. I live down in Utah County.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    I did some time in Provo/Orem also. :cool:
     
  14. Feb 21, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    Hey Type-o, I'll be doing the same install next weekend too, so we're in the same boat. :thumbsup:
     
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