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I don't think this is so much a problem with the...

I don't think this is so much a problem with the flooring installation as it was a problem with the show molding installation.

If the floor is "pressed down" by a simple piece of furniture and...
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Gets my vote

See my posting in this forum ("Lock N Seal - here we go") - which includes pictures of my install. I just finished last night as a matter of fact.

I shopped around a lot for laminate--- went to...
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Finished!

Well, I'm DONE. (with the floor, not the room! Still have to paint, put wood back, etc).

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the results. The 3/8 (or 5/8) inch gap thing is making me nervous, as...
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Photos Of The Installation

Hi gang- sorry this took so long. Tons of photos of the installation process are here (link below)-- enjoy :alarm:

http://picasaweb.google.com/caseybea/FlooringInstallation

I turn the...
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Meant to say helps to NOT have a home with a...

Meant to say helps to NOT have a home with a ski-hill floor!
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Cool I checked the levelness of the floor before I...

I checked the levelness of the floor before I started- no issues. Relatively modern plywood underlayment that was nicely installed and no slope issues. Helps to have a home (like my last one)...
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There's 7 planks in a pack, they measure 7 inches...

There's 7 planks in a pack, they measure 7 inches wide by 48 inches long. 17.7 sq feet in a pack. With normal pricing, I think that translates to $1.29 a sq foot.

OK, sorry for no pictures...
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Pergo, and my test

OK, that makes sense.

I'm always skeptical when it comes to trying new things (like laminate), so I purchased one full pack and laid it down ("snapped" together) on my tile floor (next to the...
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Posted By caseybea

Your install

First, yes, you should leave the required 3/8 inch gap along EVERY edge of your laminate-- whether it is against a wall, against existing tile, or even against carpet. Yes, you will need to cover...
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Basically, what you'll want to do is cut the...

Basically, what you'll want to do is cut the metal flashing with a 45 degree cut- that should work out just fine. The only thing I would worry about with this type of setup would be that there...
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Yes, you need the gap

Yes, wood EXPANDS and SHRINKS based on environmental factors like humidity and temperature.

The example below applies to laminate, hardwood, etc.

Here's an example: You have some laminate...
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Ouch

The scary thing is that I own one of those very same scrubbers (from the 1960's). I ingereted it from my mother when she passed away.

Anyway, the one thing I do not know about your flooring...
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Lock N Seal flooring-- here we go.....

I've been shopping around for laminate flooring for some time. And like other uh, "specialty" home-improvement iteems, I am astounded at the range of pricing available, and can only imagine the...
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