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Finding a reliable contractor to do the job can...

Finding a reliable contractor to do the job can difficult. Here is a source for certified installers who may be willing to do the prep work but leave the floor installation to you:...
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I used Liquid Nails (clear) to fasten the...

I used Liquid Nails (clear) to fasten the U-tracks that hold the transition pieces to the slab. I bought it at Home Depot. It was a tube of clear. It works very well but be sure that the concrete is...
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I would remove the nails...

I would remove the nails...
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We have tried a variety of laminate cleaners and...

We have tried a variety of laminate cleaners and the best, by far, is Bona Hard Surface cleaner. It is available at some Linen & Things, among other places. Bona has a similar product for hard wood...
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Unless they are large you don't have to fill the...

Unless they are large you don't have to fill the holes left in the slab when you remove the tack strips. Be sure to clean up any debris from the slab and vacuum around the edges. I have found a lot...
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Here is a dated but still useful comparison of...

Here is a dated but still useful comparison of varius brands: http://www.ifloor.com/about-flooring/laminate-brand-wars2.html . I installed 12 mm Westhollow South Pacific Brazilian Cherry and it is...
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The way I solved this problem with my floor was...

The way I solved this problem with my floor was to lift the carpet and slide a board (cut to width) under the jamb from the room side. I tapped it until it locked with the boards in the hallway. It...
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Use a box cutter or similar tool to cut the...

Use a box cutter or similar tool to cut the excess underlayment close to the floor and tuck under the wallboard. You do not want the underlayment between the base board and the wall.
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My laminate flooring has no odor that I can tell....

My laminate flooring has no odor that I can tell. Water should be cleaned up promptly, however, my cats often hack up hairballs that remain for some hours until someone gets home and notices. No...
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You can find a certified installer in your area...

You can find a certified installer in your area here: http://www.cfiinstallers.com/ .

Good luck! :)
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My cats retract their claws. Ha ha ha!

My cats retract their claws. Ha ha ha!
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As far as I know the transition pieces are the...

As far as I know the transition pieces are the same regardless of the board thickness. What is different is the track that the transition moldings snap into. Here is an example of the thicker track:...
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Don't forget that you will need a transition...

Don't forget that you will need a transition molding between the tile and the new flooring. I have installed several rooms of flooring very similar in color to what you have with many doorways....
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I had an order from iFloor that was nicely done....

I had an order from iFloor that was nicely done. Big truck but the driver helped me move all the cartons into my house (just inside the front door but I was very peased). The trucking company was...
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I replaced the carpet in all rooms except...

I replaced the carpet in all rooms except bedrooms in my house with laminate. I have 6 cats but no dogs. The cats never use anything except the litter boxes for bathroom duties. They do hack up hair...
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The Floor Guy is correct. In the 3 rooms I did,...

The Floor Guy is correct. In the 3 rooms I did, there was a certain amount of give at the edges until I installed the trim (quarter round in my case). Be sure to stand on the flooring when installing...
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I'm not sure that the info about cutting with...

I'm not sure that the info about cutting with finished side down is correct. Here are the rules I have found to be best:
1. Miter saw - finished side up
2. Table saw - finished side down
In other...
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Try a RotoZip tool with Zipmate attachment +...

Try a RotoZip tool with Zipmate attachment + Xshield. It ought to to the job just fine. It is much more powerful than a Dremel and less expensive than a power undercut saw. :)
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Question Question about direction of underlayment

For the previous 2 rooms that I installed laminate flooring, I used a 2-in-1 underlayment (QuietWalk) on a concrete slab. I layed the underlayment 90 degrees to the laminate flooring with the seams...
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Talking I used QuietWalk underlayment on my floors and...

I used QuietWalk underlayment on my floors and love it. The floors are definitely not squishy. The only place I have any noticable flex is an area where I had a high spot (concrete subfloor) that I...
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Question Floor outlets with laminate floor

I am getting ready to install 12 mm laminate in my fairly large family room (28x19). The room has 3 outlets in the floor that have round metal covers. The subloor is a concrete slab. What is the best...
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