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My Cat Keeps Spraying and I Don't Know How to Stop Him?

Yep yep and good luck with the smell. he is basically marking his turf. having a cat neutered does not necessarily mean he wont be able to spray he is trying to stand his ground saying yo this is my house I am the boss now do one! You just need to really scrub the carpet or even better get laminate flooring!

My Cat Keeps Spraying and I Don't Know How to Stop Him? 1

1. how to remove rug backing residue from wood laminate flooring?

lacquer thinner should do the trick. use a micro-fiber cloth for best results. good luck

2. Is there a big difference between 8mm and 10mm laminate flooring?

10mm Laminate Flooring

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3. Just a Statement on laminate flooring in kitchens/bathrooms?

I agree 100% with the original comment. Also the new Mannington Adura is a great alternative to laminate flooring. It has the look of real wood, is next to impervious to moisture, you can rack it out like real hardwood, and you can replace 1 piece at a time if necessary. I also despise the acoustical qualities of laminates. They sound as horrible as they look, and for the lady in Florida that had the leak with no problems, that's because the foam underlay soaked up the moisture. Call an industrial hygienist to come take air quality checks. You may have a mold problem! The foam is what causes 90% of the problems associated with laminates, the other 10% is the pressed particle board composition. It is just a poorly thought out product.

4. How can I cut laminate flooring?

The Dremel Multi-Max is the tool for what you want to do. After you have one, you will find many other uses for it. I own one and it has stood up under heavy use. It's one of those tools that once you own one, you will wonder how you ever got along without it. It does the same job as a Fein and a Rockwell, with the double advantage of being less costly and the blades are much more available. (Home Depot and Lowes)

5. Any tips on cleaning laminate flooring?

Never put ammonia on laminate flooring! Despite what many people think this could actually break down the laminate over time, so please ignore these answers if you want your laminate to last. I have written several blogs and laminate cleaning guides, and it is actually a very simple upkeep. There are some very good products on the market such as Shaw's R2x hard surface cleaner and Armstrong hardwood and laminate cleaning systems available just about anywhere. Below is the link to a friend of mines blog on the Armstrong cleaning system. To touch on ruining your floor with a light mist, no you will not ruin it, in fact i use a swiffer and let my laminate flooring air dry. This is coming from someone who eats, sleeps and breathes all types of flooring. It's my job, I hope this helps, good luck to you and yours!

6. Can I use Tarkett laminate Flooring in my bathroom?

can i use tarkett vinyl in bathroom

7. Hardwood Floor or laminate flooring I have a boxer dog?

hardwood floor defiantly

8. do I need moisture barrier under a basic wood floor before installing Laminate Flooring?

Can you do anything about that moisture ? It's not a good idea . A sheet of plastic under your laminate is highly recommended anyway

9. Any ideas on how to install laminate flooring on steps when the stair nose isn't thick enough?

If you do not want to trim the excess tread showing under the stair nose you can paint or stain the unfinished wood to match the laminate flooring OR cover the lip with a strip of laminate to butt up against the stair nose, you can notch a strip the full length of the stair to cover the unfinished wood. Check with the company you bought the laminate flooring from, they may have add'l trim pieces to fill in the area

10. I need to remove a section of carpet in my living room to lay laminate flooring at the entrance, any advice?

I did this exact same project a couple years ago. You will need a piece of tack strip cut to the width that you are cutting out of the carpet. Measure and cut the carpet along the edge where the laminate is going, I used a razor knife. Pull up and discard the carpet and lay your laminate flooring. To make the transition from the laminate to the carpet, I used a piece of threshold where one side butts up against the laminate and the other is notched along the length so that the carpet edge is under the threshold. Cut back the carpet edge so that it fits under the threshold, do not install the threshold yet. Now peel back the carpet 2 or 3 inches and nail down the tack strip. Pull the carpet as tightly as you can toward the laminate and push down onto the tack strip. Install the threshold piece to make the transition and screw it down, countersinking the screws. Cut dowels to fill the countersink screw holes and you are good to go

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Has Anyone Bought/installed QUICKSTYLE Laminate Flooring? Looking for Comments. NOT the Same As QUIC
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Quickstyle Laminate Flooring1. How do you cut laminate flooring when dealing with bifold doors?just screw the brackets to the casing and not through the floor2. Please help, how much should I pay?Just installation of the laminate flooring or is more involved such as removing furniture from the room to lay the flooring and replacing the furniture after installation? Removing old carpet, padding, and disposal? Does the flooring have the padding/vapor barrier on it or will that require separate installation before the flooring can be installed? Laminate flooring requires that a small gap be left between the flooring and the walls. So, 3/4 round moulding will also have to be installed to cover the gap between the wall and the edge of the flooring. Does the room currently have 3/4 round moulding installed? If the room has carpet in it now it does not. If the room does have 3/4 round it will have to be removed before installation and then reinstalled after the flooring is installed. Labor rates vary depending upon where you live. Just a general (rough) estimate for ONLY the flooring and 3/4 round installation: $450.00 (labor only) If more must be done (such as items mentioned above) then the cost will go up.3. What are your laminate flooring suggestion for Light Oak cabinets?Check out hgtv.com they are all the time mismatching wood colors, I do know that if you add all one color of wood your house will take on that color. For example I have gold tone wood on my cabinets and my floor so my house has taken on a warm golden shade. I do not mind this but my husband Absolutely loves it. So make sure you are prepared for that to happen if you use a shade of what you already have. You really can not clash with wood4. Darlington Oak Laminate Flooring Installation?I have laid alot of that particular flooring and am headed to Lowe's to pick up more Darlington oak in the morning. Its actually pretty good flooring. We use it in apartments and it seems to be holding up very well. Any way Start in a left hand corner .Assemble a complete row . When you cutoff the last piece in the row to fit , the piece that's left over is what you start the next row with. That automatically staggers the joints and makes the floor stronger. I always assemble whole rows ,then lock togather the newly assembled row to the flooring already in place. When looking down at the flooring the longest lip faces new rows. I always tap all joints with a scrap after I lock then togather. Hope this helps. If you were here tommorrow I could give you a quick lesson5. Need some advice on how best to make a kerf slot in door stop to accept vinyl clad weatherstripping?Got good hands,,,, the fastest way is an undercut jamb saw. You can rent one at the home depot, and probably the Lowe's, for about $20/day. Traditional use is for cutting door jams to accept laminate flooring. If you feel a touch shaky, get some carpenters clamps and put up a board inside of the door, to hold a board as a rest and a guide. Good luck.6. How do you fix air bubbles in wood laminate flooring?If you placed it over concrete and did so without a 6ml vapor barrier, then you have ruined the job. Most people do not realize that concrete "sweats". If you put it over a plywood subfloor, you should have put some rosin paper down first as well. If you did not do this, moisture will cause the floor to buckle7. What removes the cloudiness on laminate flooring?Have you tried vinegar and water? Mist on from a spray bottle and use a duster type mop. You may have to do it a few times since you may have a build up of improper cleaners..Dry with a bath towel between cleanings.. Start with a 50/50 mix and cut down to a 1/3 solution of vinegar/ water for normal use.. This is a mild acid type cleaner to cut through any build up. BTW.. white vinegar.. At least this is a cheap try and can be used in day to day cleaning.....GL
Does Anyone Have Laminate Flooring and Have a Baby/ Young Child??
Does Anyone Have Laminate Flooring and Have a Baby/ Young Child??
I would lie on the floor next to her feeding bowl - full of her next feed of course - and entice her to come and eat; and I would not not let her sit on me while she eats! - (Cats are very good at making up their own rules!) If she wo not stand on the floor to eat; walk away and leave her for an hour (or two - if you think it appropriate) then try again. Sooner or later she will be hungry enough to eat whilst standing on the floor - when she does, stroke her and tell her what a good girl she is - then finish her mealtime by giving her a treat she's particularly fond of. Whatever it was that scared her off the floor will eventually become a distant memory - which pales into insignificance when compared to the praise and treats she gets for standing on the floor. You should also notice anytime she stands on the floor without being 'bribed' and reward her then too... Actually - I think your cat could be PRETENDING to be scared of the floor as a way of getting lots of extra praise and extra treats... I warned you cats love to make up their own rules did not I!!! If, after all your efforts, she STILL is not happy with the flooring; have the laminate and carpets ripped up and have cardboard laid everywhere. .. she's worth it!.1. What do you recommend to clean laminate flooring?I put laminate flooring throughout a house, and never used anything but vinegar and water to clean it (as directed by the installer). It not only cuts any grease and grime, but absorbs odors in the room as well2. Is there health and safety info on the components used in laminate flooring?Is laminate flooring safe? 13th June 2008 Author: Laminateexperter Views: 104 Is laminate flooring safe? Many people like laminate flooring due to its features. But they have a doubt: Is it safe? Unlike marble, granite, ceramic tile and concrete, this product does not contain radioactive substance. The key factor is its content of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is contained in not only laminate flooring but also furniture, paint, glue and other interior decorative materials. Formaldehyde is a kind of chemic gas. If formaldehyde release exceeds some extent in the air, it will harm people's nose, eye, respiratory system, etc. and conduce to dermatosis, rhinopharyngocele, leukaemia, etc. The formaldehyde for laminate flooring is contained in its support material. It is used to make aniline-formaldehyde resin which has strong capacity of agglutination. This kind of resin acts as mucilage glue for the support material. It is cheap. And it can add to the antisepsis, hardness and insect resistance. So it is the first choice of agglutination materials for veneer. The formaldehyde in the support material will not come out at once. The release period is up to different conditions of temperature, humidity and the quality of the surface. The period will last at least 12 years. So many countries have relevant regulations for formaldehyde release of veneer. For example, EU set us 3 grades for formaldehyde release: E1 ((10mg/1 00g),E2 (40mg/100g) and E3 (100mg/100g). E1 rating products can be used for interior purpose directly. E2 rating products can be used after the treatment of surface. In fact, minim formaldehyde release can not do harm to people's body. So you can feel free to use eligible laminate flooring. Tags: mucilage, resin, first choice, veneer, ceramic tile, formaldehyde, respiratory system, marble granite, temperature humidity, support material, aniline, laminate flooring, relevant regulations, insect resistance, 100g, radioactive substance, conduce, decorative materials, agglutination, release period3. Can you place self-adhesive tile on top of laminate flooring?? Will it adhere well??Remember, in any remodeling project, your results are only as good as your preparation.That being said, how good of shape is your granny's linoleum in? Any bubbles, rips, tears or ripples if you get on your hands and knees and look across the floor? When you set a marble on the floor, does it stay in one place, or roll across to the frig? Then there is the wax factor. Have you thoroughly stripped all the accumulated wax, grime and crud on the lino? And then washed and dried the floor afterward? If you've done all of the prep work, the floor is in excellent condition and you insist on using peel and stick floor tile, at least spend the extra few dollars and get the good tile. Not the thinnest cheapest stuff on the shelf. You will thank me later
How Do You Remove Laminate Flooring That Was Put Down and Glued to the Floor?
How Do You Remove Laminate Flooring That Was Put Down and Glued to the Floor?
You need a sharp scraping tool that you can stand up and put alot of strength into it!1. What are the tools I need to install my laminate flooring?Here is a small list of the tools you will require to install laminate flooring; Hammer Craft knife or "Utility knife" Measuring Tape T-Square Pencil Saws: table, miter, circular, hand, jigsaw Drill Sealant gun for applying adhesives or sealant to trims, etc. Screwdrivers3. How do I ensure my concrete floor is "flat" for laminate flooring?To use the string method you need a length of strong string and a tool called a line level . The line level cost's under 5 bucks . What you do is anchor one end of the string to the wall at a specific height using whole numbers- [If you use 3' you can use a 4' level to insure that you have a perpendicular measurement to the floor ] hook the line level on the string and with the help of an assistant stretch the string to the opposite wall. When the string is level ,anchor it. You now have a level line across the room. Take your tape measure and measure the distance from the line to the floor along various points. Record on a piece of graph paper , change locations and repeat as needed. You will wind up with a topographical profile of your floor.5. Hardwood Floor or laminate flooring I have a boxer dog?Hardwood is always preferable to laminate if you can afford it. Scratches can be easily sanded out and/or restained. That can not be done with laminate. I am a stickler for the real stuff, so if you can afford to have it laid and then stained, as opposed to the pre-finished variety, it will last a lifetime AND stand up to you pooch. Not only that, it adds to your equity. I am an interior designer and have worked with many homes built in the '20s and before. In almost every case, the hardwood floors are original and often only require minimal repair.7. will i have to remove trim/panel around bottom wall in order to install laminate flooring?You will either have to remove just the trim ( base) , or add a 1/4 round ( shoe molding) to the base after to cover the gap needed that must be left around any solid or fixed fixture to allow any laminate to float, move, expand and contract. REmoving it must be done with care as not to break it. But these can be reused, even given a new look with fresh paint if you d like or replace w/ new and stained, All up to you. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. I ve attended several seminars on installation , as well as installed a few 100,000 s/f.. GL8. Is laminate flooring hard to keep clean?Usually it is very easy to keep clean. However there are various qualities of laminate. A cheap one might discolor easy. Textured will hide dust and has to be vacuumed. Some are better than others. It is more durable than any flooring except vinyl. The better quality laminates can withstand harder impacts without scratching than any hardwood. And they wo not discolor in the next decade like hardwood definitely will.9. Installing bamboo laminate flooring with padding built in and pieces won't fit together well....?I installed 'swift lock' a couple of years ago and it has the backing also. The 48 hr waiting period is for temp. acclamation and expansion. Fitting the pieces together is not bad once you get the hang of it. You have to get the butt ends of two pieces to be even before you can attach them to a row. The challenge is the long runs of four or more boards. It would have been easier if I had help..tough for one person. Good luck, I love mine.
Remodeling My Basement, Can I Use Laminate Flooring?
Remodeling My Basement, Can I Use Laminate Flooring?
You can but, if you have sump-pump failure it may ruin it... You can use peel n stick flooring.. It's durable comes in many finishes/textures and wears really, really well. Our basement has had many issues with flooding and the flooring has held up very, very well. It's well over 20 yrs. old... ! The newer styles, colors are very nice and I think on a home improvement show on HGTV one of the designers used some that looked like hardwood floors ! I've seen rock patterns as well as more traditional styles.. I would use that especially if you are doing a large space... My neighbor has had "sump pump" issues and she has waterproof carpet in her basement.. It looks like a berber.. We simple vacuumed it with a wet/dry shopvac.. and ran some fans and dehumidifers and the carpet eventually dried out... ! It was a long process though... Our basment we just shopvac would and mopped everything down with bleach/water... Very easy to clean and maintain... Even though it's older and could used replaced it's not bad... Good luck1. Is it possible to install laminate flooring over ceramic tile and preserve the integrity of the tile?Are you talking about a glueless laminate? If you are using glueless laminate like a Pergo floor then you would be ok, not ideal but it would work. If you are talking about something like linoleum that requires glue then the only way to make that work is to lay a subfloor over the tile. As soon as you put any adhesive on the tile and grout then you are asking for trouble when you want to change back to the tile.2. Cost of laying laminate flooring?you can get it likely in the $1.50 - $4.00 /sq ft (not including materials)3. I am going to put kitchen cabinets and laminate flooring my house and i dont no were to start. does the cabine?I agree with Kayak up there. We had laminate in our kitchen until the dish washer backed up and soaked the entire floor. Then it curled and stunk because the water under the floor could not dry up. We pulled it all up and put down ceramic tile. Water can not hurt it. I agree with her on the color choices too. Complimenting is better than matching when the areas are so big4. How can I remove floor polish buildup from my laminate flooring?They make special compounds called "strippers" to remove wax buildup. I am NOT sure which ones are for laminates, so read carefully on the instructions. It sounds like you might have put it on too heavy, and it dried unevenly. Perhaps you need a to run a floor polisher or buffer over the floor to remove the streaks and "shine" up the finish. These are usually available at rental centers.5. Can anyone tell me the basic uses of Grand Wood Hollow Core Particleboard?Because chipboard is not considered a "beautiful" wood, the most common uses involve applications as a base or foundation, where the chipboard itself would ultimately be covered up. Most laminate countertops have a chipboard base, and many types of laminate flooring are installed over chipboard. Because of its low cost, chipboard is commonly used to build low-cost indoor furniture, especially the kind shipped in a flat-pack. High-density chipboard is rigid, durable, heavy, and even flame-retardant, making it a useful, yet inexpensive material6. can you hide asbestos tiles with laminate flooring?You are fine to cover over it. In fact it is the safest way to deal with it. Removal will disturb the particles that are harmful to your health and they may be blown everywhere instead of contained to the flooring they are a part of at this time. Be sure to use the membrane underlayment with the new laminate and taping the edges will not hurt to keep the asbestos in place. As a tenant the entire project it seems would be the owners responsibility and not yours though7. What do i need to consider when laying laminate flooring over wood sub floor.?Cover old, uneven floorboards with hardboard. . Lay the sheets across the floorboards, staggering the joints and fixing with panel pins every 100mm or so around the edge and at 150mm spacing in the middle to prevent movement.
Laminate Flooring and Cleaning? Please Help! :)?
Laminate Flooring and Cleaning? Please Help! :)?
I have laminate flooring and all I do is clean it with a mop with a removable, washable microfiber cloth.. The microfiber cloth really picks up all the dirt and it dries almost instantly. I simply run the cloth under hot water, wring it out and go over the floor. If there are any sticky spots, I give it a small squirt of Windex and wipe it up right away. The other good thing about the microfiber cloth is that it does not put a lot of water on the floor, you have to be very careful because if the joints get wet, they will swell and the floor will be ruined. Always vacuum beforehand to get any dirt up that might scratch the floor when you clean it. The floor is always nice and shiny when it dries, I mop it every day, just give it a quick once over. The wet feet stain might be something that you can not fix. The water may have sat on the floor too long and lifted the finish. Because laminate is like fibreboard with a picture of wood grain then a coating, there is little you can do about the finish once it's gone. The key is proper maintenance Good luck:)1. Carpet replacement with laminate flooring - Good idea?Go with real hardwood. For the price of a good laminate and installation you can get a cheaper hardwood and installation. Hardwood will add more value, look better, feel more solid to walk on, have les isuues with a heavy pool table being on it, and wood floors can be refinished in the future2. I have dark cherry cabinets with black granite countertops. What color of laminate flooring could I use?You left out the color of your appliances but I would recommend stainless for them then use a deep oak on the floor that will mostly accent the cabinets and also the counters. The cabinets will visually take up more space so you will need so address them first when choosing color. Use a coordinating color on the walls to pull it all together. I've done many a home remodeling project and color choices are many and mostly vary according to taste3. I found the laminate flooring display called "CAROLINA LIFESTYLES", are they good quality?My experience tells me that most laminate flooring is not good quality. I believe if you want the look of wood, you should just get real wood floors4. In our kitchen we have white appliances and walnut cabinets. What color laminate flooring should we buy?Personally I would NOT put laminate flooring in a kitchen or a bathroom, and the manufacturers usually recommend against using it in areas where there may be water. I have done that with horrible results when the sink leaked and ruined the underlayment of the floor. We ended up replacing half of the kitchen floor TWICE. Then we ended up putting in porcelain ceramic tiles, which after 3 years and heavy use still looks like new! There is also more color and type selection with tile. I think some of the other posters above are confusing LAMINATE with VINYL flooring. I have not seen marbled white laminate (but I do know they now make a faux tile that is laminate, but still NOT water resistant)5. How do I ensure my concrete floor is "flat" for laminate flooring?You do not really have to have perfectly level concrete to lay the floor. You need a flat surface not necessarily level floor. I have laminate over concrete in my house I did not check for level except visually for anything really off, it is fine. If you really want to you can use a string line in several places. Along opposite walls staple a string 3 inches from the floor. measure to the floor in different places along the string if it is more or less than it is out of level. NOBODY DOES THIS WHEN LAYING FLOOR. As long as it is close that is fine, just ask the place where you bought the flooring it comes with complete instructions.6. What is the best way to wash laminate flooring?There are cleaners out there expressly for laminates. Not knowing the brand of laminate, I would suggest a laminate cleaner made by Capture. Spray on and wipe off. It is not recommended to bleach or even mop laminate floors. If you are trying to get it shiny looking, it may not be possible due to the finish of the final product. Some laminates have higher gloss levels than others and it sounds like yours may have more of a matte finish so your scrubbing is a moot point. Know that laminate is a cinch to remove and replace- you could always look into a renovation!.
How to Level an Uneven Sub-floor in Preparation for Laminate Flooring?
How to Level an Uneven Sub-floor in Preparation for Laminate Flooring?
I think you are on the right track with the leveling compound. By chipboard I think you mean subfloor that is made of wood chips and glue (particleboard) instead of plywood subfloors. These wood products fall apart when they get wet, so that's probably why the compound label says not to use it on particleboard. Here's an idea. .. why do not you seal the particleboard first to make it impervious to water, then use the leveling compound over it? You could easily slather on a few coats of oil based polyurethane on the particleboard. Does not have to be neat. Then use the leveling compound the way you would on any other board product that could handle some exposure to moisture1. do I need moisture barrier under a basic wood floor before installing Laminate Flooring?it really amazes me how many different answers you get on these kind of questions. first, before putting down the floor, make sure the sub-floor is level and free of any nails, or anything else that may be sticking up. then you will need a barrier. that is best done by laying felt roofing paper, overlay the paper by one inch. staple paper to the floor then lay your floor. the felt paper will not only give you a better surface to work on, it will also keep out moisture, it also works to keep out any squeaks in the floor. if you have any drastic squeaks, screw down the places thru to the floor joists. also, get a dehumidifier to help control the moisture coming from your basement and try and fix the problem.. good luck with your project2. Can I use Tarkett laminate Flooring in my bathroom?can i use tarkett vinyl in bathroom3. Can you place self-adhesive tile on top of laminate flooring?? Will it adhere well??Remember, in any remodeling project, your results are only as good as your preparation.That being said, how good of shape is your granny's linoleum in? Any bubbles, rips, tears or ripples if you get on your hands and knees and look across the floor? When you set a marble on the floor, does it stay in one place, or roll across to the frig? Then there is the wax factor. Have you thoroughly stripped all the accumulated wax, grime and crud on the lino? And then washed and dried the floor afterward? If you've done all of the prep work, the floor is in excellent condition and you insist on using peel and stick floor tile, at least spend the extra few dollars and get the good tile. Not the thinnest cheapest stuff on the shelf. You will thank me later4. Laminate flooring: Do I need to leave a space between the floor and the wall?Generally, the rule is to leave a quarter inch against all walls to allow for the inevitable expansion of the flooring. However, check the installation instructions of the product -- different products expand differently, but they all will expand. You can minimize the dimensional change in the boards by acclimatizing the room by stacking your material in the room where it will be used for a couple of days. The gap is normally covered up with a skirting board and/or quarter round. Choose the product that you like the look of. I personally like the look of a thin 3" skirt, and then add door stop (instead of quarter round) at the bottom to thicken out the base. Door stop is the same stuff that you will see in doorways to stop the door from closing too far, mounted to the jambs, inside the opening5. Can I float a tongue-and-grooved 1x12 pine floor over a concrete slab on grade?Most floating flooring systems have a plastic bubble wrap/like plastic barrier between the original floor (be it concrete or wood) and the actual floor material (usually a laminate).I was thinking a paint on moisture barrier. But seeing as the laminate flooring barrier is plastic it would protect the wood from rising damp anyway. It probably would not hurt to do both. Laminate flooring is quite thin compared to real wood so you may need to plane the bottom of your doors to fit
Is It More/ Less Expensive to Recondition a Hardwood Floor Or Cover It with Low End Laminate Floorin
Is It More/ Less Expensive to Recondition a Hardwood Floor Or Cover It with Low End Laminate Floorin
to answer the question.... more expensive to recondition but much more beautiful in the long run1. Can you use the shark steamer on pergo laminate flooring?I have a shark steamer and I stopped it for a second on our solid oak floors, and made a mark. I would be very careful using it on a pergo floor. I know it says you can, but those things get very hot. And pergo flooring has very little covering on the top layer. You could try it, but do like I do, keep my little plastic step stool and when I stop now for just a second, I sit it on the step stool. I will not let it rest on the floor for a second. Every time you push it, it makes more steam. They are fine for sheet vinyl floors2. How do I ensure my concrete floor is "flat" for laminate flooring?Well you might try a 6 ft level, or at a home store purchase a heavy gague aluminum straight edged piece of corner mold. Obviously in a large area you should know that its base is as level as possible no matter. "High Spots" are those areas to level UP TO, not grind away. Minor depressions can easily be "floated in" with a Thin Set or similar, mortar type underlayment. Certainly over that expanse you may have to work in smaller areas at a time, much like you will when installing any kind of flooring, and any "Underlayment" in the form of a padding material will certainly help with those depressions 1/16th inch or less. "Perfection" might only be a process that involves "tolerance", "acceptance", some minor "compromises", and in the end enjoy the floor as the end result rather than the process to achieve the "enjoy". Without question, Perfection is a valid issue to "strive" for. Steven Wolf3. What are some good natural materials that are can be used in kitchens?Laminate flooring is fine in a kitchen, it just cannot have any water laying on it for any length of time because of the swelling aspect and you would have to replace that. I had it in one of my houses and had no problems with it at all. I found it durable4. I have laminate flooring in my living room and I really wanted a darker wood floor, can I stain it?You can not stain laminate flooring. You will have to replace it if you want to change the color. Good luck5. Can I use Tarkett laminate Flooring in my bathroom?I've put it in two bathrooms - one is a halfbath, the other a full bathroom. Both are doing fine. I sealed the seems and sealed the 1/4 inch gap with expandable sealant. Did them both over a year ago and they are doing fine.6. How should I seal a gap between Pergo laminate flooring and Shoe molding?Hi, cayello. Standard install for a floating laminate floor includes about a 1/4" gap at the walls, to allow for expansion/contraction. Sounds like whoever put it down got a little lazy and did not pull the moulding first, which would have kept the gap under the 'shoe once reinstalled. Whatever, as that still leaves a gap. Shift to chemical warfare. A decent pesticide spray, like Ortho's "Home Defence" will kill the pests and leave a residue to keep them gone for the season.7. Is it possible to install laminate flooring over ceramic tile and preserve the integrity of the tile?I have installed several laminates over tile. This does not in any way damage the tile but may cause some other small issues. Firstly, the doorjambs will have to be recut, so when you remove the laminate there will be a pretty sizable gap. Also if the room is a bathroom the perimeter of your laminate floor must be sealed with silicone, which will settle onto your tile and be a pain to remove later. Laminate will be very kind to your tile and if you do not mind the extra height, there's no reason not to use it8. Help...My house smells like dogs!?Can you sprinkle the carpet with good old baking soda and vacuum? We had this problem too, ended up ripping up all the carpet and spending thousands of dollars on laminate flooring. Now the dog can pee wherever she wants and I do not care. She was abused, so she has potty training issues. So I just clean it up and go on my business
How Do You Install Laminate Flooring Under Sliding Closet Doors?
How Do You Install Laminate Flooring Under Sliding Closet Doors?
Installing Sliding Closet Doors1. can you hide asbestos tiles with laminate flooring?You are fine to cover over it. In fact it is the safest way to deal with it. Removal will disturb the particles that are harmful to your health and they may be blown everywhere instead of contained to the flooring they are a part of at this time. Be sure to use the membrane underlayment with the new laminate and taping the edges will not hurt to keep the asbestos in place. As a tenant the entire project it seems would be the owners responsibility and not yours though2. How many packs of laminate flooring do I need to cover a floor 14ft x 11ft?14 x 11 = 154 ft2 How many ft2 in a pack? Divide that into 154 and make sure you have at least 10% extra for waste and cuts etc3. Can you replace wall to wall carpet with a bunch of area rugs?aha !.....after i discovered the wonders of having kids.i soon found out that replacing carpets with laminate flooring was a far far better solution.. laminate flooring offers varying styles ,and colours of woods and is generally cheaper than carpets. ..........easy to install yourself and easier to clean and replace4. is laminate flooring good to put on top of floor heating?Tiles are fine for this, as is Allure Vinyl Planking from Trafficmaster. I have used this over infloor heating and it has lasted really well over the last four winters. As for who to ask for info...you can talk to the person who installed the infloor heat or you can research yourself on the internet as to what is best to conduct heat..and choose from that. I would not use laminate at all over infloor.5. What can I use as a playpen for dwarf hamsters?Large card board boxes are cheap and work well, though you may want to put something on the bottom of it to keep it from getting spoiled (like a square of laminate flooring) Other than that you can get playpens at petstores, though they can get pricey6. we installed laminate flooring in laundry room & now washer vibrates.?The washer or the floor is unlevel, and the washer feet need to be adjusted. Either that, or the washer/load of laundry is unbalanced and throwing the washer around. Did this happen only 1 time, or with different loads. Only asking b/c sometimes the type of laundry in there throws the balance off, like big items or overloading the washer7. In a room with "round" corner, how do you install laminate flooring?do not use glueon laminate flooring and yes it can be done simply cut a template using cardboard and use a jigsaw to cut the laminate pieces and yes they will snap together however the molding will take a touch to make my suggestion is to call a flooring company that specializes in laminate flooring they will know how to do it and as far as the Orange Box saying it can not be done they are correct can not be done by there guys not experienced enough to do this kind of job lol they are and will alwys be a joke they should stick to selling and leave installs to competent contractors8. Can you successfully place laminate flooring over ceramic tile.?The only type of laminate flooring that you can do this with a tile floor below it would be a floating floor...Armstorng and others have such a product...any other laminate florring needs to be nailed to the floor....good luck9. 14 Great Tips For The Best DIY Laminate Flooring Installation14 Great Tips For The Best DIY Laminate Flooring Installation Laminate floors have currently emerged out as a trendy and quality flooring option. Importantly, these are even the perfect DIY flooring solutions for you and can embellish your home like no other. So are you looking to install high-quality laminate floors all yourself in your house? If so, here we have brought a few handy tips and tricks which would turn your laminate flooring installation job a lot easier: Installation of Flooring Material: Measuring Your Floors:Measuring your floors is the first step and the key to your success. You need to be correct on every inch while measuring, and this should be followed by calculating the total square area utmost accurately. Preparing The Floors: Preparing your sub-floors is also a critical step. The surface should be clean and free from dirt etc. If you already have carpet flooring, you need to remove this before installing EGGER or LOC Floors etc. Tools That You Need:It's necessary to get some important tools such as a measuring tape, marking pencil, spacers, hacking saw with blades and the safety equipment etc. Preparing The Underlay:You may need the assistance of a laminate flooring supplier in this. The experts can help you in getting a suitable underlay which prevents moisture etc. from reaching the floors. Ensure Your Direction:For the best results, you need to install the laminate floors in a direction parallel to the longest wall of the room or the direction of the incoming light. Ensure The First Row To Be Perfect:While installing, your first ever row is similar to a foundation which determines the alignment of all the other rows. Needless to mention, you need to measure and align it well, ensuring it to be utmost perfect. When Installing The Floors:You need to keep track of the flooring pattern and spread the dark patches evenly till they offer a great appearance. Besides, a 10mm expansion gap is necessary to be left by using the spacers. Do Not Apply Too Much Force:Though the laminate floors can be clipped into each other too easily,if they do not , do not force it. There could be some obstacle in the way. When Installing The Last Row: While you are installing the last row, assemble it in length and clip it in place. Once this is done, you can initiate installing the trims which cover the expansion gap. When Installing Under Doors:If suppose your laminate flooring continues across the doorway, you may consider leaving a gap between the two rooms. And this transition could be facilitated with the help of a transition strip under the door which allows a better flexibility on the laminate floors. The Tape You Use:The underlay may need to be taped,but you cannot use just any tape that you have. Used specialised tapes as recommended by underlay manufacturers. Beware Of Temperature And Humidity:Laminate floors could be subjected to expansion and contraction during variations in temperature and humidity. Keep track of this. How To Protect Yourself: Ensure to protect your eyes, hands, and knees with the help of safety goggles, gloves,and knee pads respectively. Consult The Experts:If you are not too confident about the flooring materials, installation, or anything relating the process, you need to consult the experts or get the job done by them. The bottom-line is, if you are installing the laminate floors yourself, it is important to adhere to the important guidelines and follow the above tips well to ensure great outcomes. For more help, Call Prime Floors to get the best assistance with respect to laminate flooring, hardwood flooring and similar other flooring assistance at very affordable prices.
How Do You Remove Laminate Flooring That Was Put Down and Glued to the Floor?
How Do You Remove Laminate Flooring That Was Put Down and Glued to the Floor?
Pry bar is definitely your best option. Make sure you cut strips into the laminate- around 10 inches apart before you start1. Hardwood Floor or laminate flooring I have a boxer dog?Hardwood is always preferable to laminate if you can afford it. Scratches can be easily sanded out and/or restained. That can not be done with laminate. I am a stickler for the real stuff, so if you can afford to have it laid and then stained, as opposed to the pre-finished variety, it will last a lifetime AND stand up to you pooch. Not only that, it adds to your equity. I am an interior designer and have worked with many homes built in the '20s and before. In almost every case, the hardwood floors are original and often only require minimal repair.2. Can I use Tarkett laminate Flooring in my bathroom?Laminate Flooring In Bathroom3. How do I repair holes left when laminate flooring was laid?Hi Jennifer, I do not blame you about being upset. What a sloppy job he did. Around the walls you can consider another molding. For instance if you already have base molding add quarter round and then caulk in any extra space. The laminate companies make a caulking that matches (pretty close) the color of their laminate. Around the doorways I do not see any way around using caulking. If you have any of the laminate boards left over and you have some good saws (a bandsaw or a jigsaw) you can try cutting some pieces to go into the cracks. You can glue them to the floor. Hope this helps4. What is the best Laminate Flooring glue?Titebond Tongue & Groove Flooring is suppose to work well for laminate floors. Do a little research to be sure the type of flooring you have needs glue5. Is there a way to make Laminate flooring water proof?My first question: How old is your dog? I've owned and loved dogs but sometimes you have to be practical and not emotional. Depending on your dog's age, why not just wait and then get what you love6. do i need to "stagger" tile effect laminate flooring?If the floor is intended to look like square tiles, all of the same size, you of course need to line up the squares in straight rows, like any tile floor. A single board of laminate will have 3 or 4 "tiles" on it though, making it possible to stagger the end joints and still line up the tiles. This is necessary. Staggering the rows adds a large amount of flexural strength to the floor, meaning that it will not peak or dip as much in the case of any unevenness. Some tile pattern laminates have different sized tiles in different patterns on each board. In this case you do not have to use any pattern, but you must still stagger the end joints on each row. Using the leftover piece from the end of a row as a starter for the next row usually works well.7. how to remove ceramic tile floor?You are in for fun. For sure the best way i've found is a hammer drill that accepts sds bits(quick release socket type). Use a wide, flat spade bit. Works like a mini jack hammer. Do not bother tearing up the subfloor if it's solid and you are going back with different tile. You can rent the drill at home depot or any tool rental place(yellowpages) Carpet and laminate flooring can go over tile. Clean up pieces with a flat point shovel and broom. Enjoy8. What do i need to consider when laying laminate flooring over wood sub floor.?Cover old, uneven floorboards with hardboard. . Lay the sheets across the floorboards, staggering the joints and fixing with panel pins every 100mm or so around the edge and at 150mm spacing in the middle to prevent movement.9. Can I lay laminate flooring over short loop, glued down carpet?i would not do it.you need to rip up the carpet and then lay the floor tiles if you can not do the job find someone who will10. Is 6mm laminate flooring ok to use is a low traffic room?Hi Pinklilibear, For a low traffic room I would say yes because it is as you say low traffic. However, with any type of surface you do have to be careful about the moisture. Yes, it will wipe up easily. I would suggest that you consider a water repellent area rug of sorts, rubber mat or large area office mat to be placed under the reptiles cages. Or Runner Mats in front of the cages. Purchase something in the colors of nature such as a deep hunter green, brown etc. This will provide your flooring with some protection from moisture. Lucky Reptiles wood flooring in their own room :o)
Installing Laminate Flooring Over Damaged Floor.?
Installing Laminate Flooring Over Damaged Floor.?
The pitted concrete should not matter since tack strips are out on the perimeter anyway. If it was a high traffic spot I may fill them1. Do I have to put plywood down on wooden sub-floor when installing laminate flooring?no it would actually be better not to so the heights are the same in the transition. You will also be putting down the foam that will take care of any imperfections in the sub floor2. With radiant floor heating, how much more heat would you get using ceramic tile over laminate flooring? Would the extra cost be worth it?The thicker the floor, the longer it will take to heat up. Warm ceramic may feel warmer than laminate and may stay warmer longer. But cold ceramic stays cold longer. We recently installed a ceramic floor over cement board over plywood having the radian tubing embedded in it, over the subfloor, which has 4 inches of foamed insulation under it. This 350-sq-ft "radiator" of the new eat-in kitchen addition is more than sufficient to heat the entire 780 sq ft room -- as long as you do not expect it to warm up fifteen minutes after you switch it on.3. How do I ensure my concrete floor is "flat" for laminate flooring?To use the string method you need a length of strong string and a tool called a line level . The line level cost's under 5 bucks . What you do is anchor one end of the string to the wall at a specific height using whole numbers- [If you use 3' you can use a 4' level to insure that you have a perpendicular measurement to the floor ] hook the line level on the string and with the help of an assistant stretch the string to the opposite wall. When the string is level ,anchor it. You now have a level line across the room. Take your tape measure and measure the distance from the line to the floor along various points. Record on a piece of graph paper , change locations and repeat as needed. You will wind up with a topographical profile of your floor.4. Laminate Flooring, how do I clean without leaving streaks.?Laminate floors are very low maintenance. Ironically, if you use a lot of cleaning products on them, they will actually look worse...they will get smudges and streaks, like you are experiencing. And steam can absolutely ruin laminate floors. It can cause warping and even cause the veneer to peel right off. Having said this, exactly how do you maintain a laminate floor? Mostly just by vacuuming it. When you need more than a vacuuming, use a microfiber mop and plain old water. No cleanser, no vinegar, no nothing...just water. Let the mop do the work. Microfiber is fantastic at removing dirt and streaks and does not need a cleanser to help. In your case, I would definitely vacuum and then mop with a microfiber mop. Wet the mop and use it. No need to dry the floor, but also do not let water pool on the floor. You want a good damp mop, but not puddles of water. (Small streaks of water are ok.) If you do not already have a microfiber mop, you can buy them at Walmart, Target, Kmart, Home Depot, and even Dollar General. I've never used anything but a vacuum and a microfiber mop (plus water) on our laminate floors and they still look fantastic after all these years. Hope this helps. -5. Has anyone bought/installed QUICKSTYLE Laminate flooring? Looking for comments. NOT the same as QUICKSTEP?Quickstyle Laminate Flooring6. How do I edge a curved sunken room with laminate flooring?If I understand you correctly , the step down is curved. If this is the case, you can t with a laminate. Since it needs to float, you cant use any thing on the edges to cover the edges as well as protect and go over the laminate edge since you need something to cover open laminate edges to "hold" it down. Straight edges, they make special stairnosings to properly do this. There are rubber edge pcs they make you carpet and vinyls to do curves but wouldn t work and look right on laminate. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar ( with pictures if that helps) . I ve attended several installation seminars as well installed a few 100,000 s/f. GL
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