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Yes, I understood that coming into this but am...

Yes, I understood that coming into this but am quite surprised that a dog's smooth pads can scratch laminate that easily. I have a friend with a mastiff that has laminate with no scuffs, granted he...
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Yes, I have and tried the Bruce...

Yes, I have and tried the Bruce laminate/hardwood cleaner to no avail. Have also used a magic eraser and after getting down and looking real close to the affected area, it is in fact scratches. Hard...
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Question Dog pads scuffing laminate, is AC3 that easy to screw up?

I have recently laid laminate (finished in november) and one day noticed a scuff mark at a certain angle from the way the light hit it. It's from my 75lb greyhound that likes to play in the bedroom,...
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Roofing felt makes tacky sound, what's the deal?

Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of leveling the concrete subfloor with plani patch (which would have been my first choice) so I'm using 15# roofing felt. In the areas that I've used it to level...
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The transition piece will be placed in between...

The transition piece will be placed in between and rest on top of the laminate and hardwood therefore should not go underneath the door jamb. Also remember that the transition piece is plastic...
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The previous owner had laminate installed and...

The previous owner had laminate installed and what they did was put a modified transition by the door. Basically what they did was lay a transition bracket close to the door framing and cut the...
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Is the slope noticeable when you walk on it? If...

Is the slope noticeable when you walk on it? If not you don't need to worrry about, the floor just needs to be flat not level.
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I would not use a transition strip. Thirty feet...

I would not use a transition strip. Thirty feet should be fine without one unless the laminate is of poor quality and takes on moisture more than others. I would maybe add a little more insurance and...
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You can actually use something called Quick Shine...

You can actually use something called Quick Shine to help gloss up your laminate. It's temporary meaning you have to keep it up otherwise will wear away in traffic areas with time but still shine in...
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I think that residential high traffic is...

I think that residential high traffic is different than commercial. Just do a search on AC ratings (AC1 - AC5) to get more info but AC1-AC3 is generally considered for residential (AC3 is for high...
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Another suggestion is to go with vinyl that looks...

Another suggestion is to go with vinyl that looks like wood such as Amtico. If you're set on wood solid would be your best choice for longevity, due to the dogs, I would opt for the dullest finish...
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Since you said you had dogs, how big are they?...

Since you said you had dogs, how big are they? Dogs tend to scratch wood floors up with their nails more so the larger/heavier they are - is this a concern?
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Or as Carpets Done Wright always suggests, just...

Or as Carpets Done Wright always suggests, just get/create some wedges to help prop up the entire row then work your way down clicking it in.
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You should get some Crain 562 Plastic Spacers. ...

You should get some Crain 562 Plastic Spacers.
http://www.tools4flooring.com/crain-562-plastic-spacers-p-889.html
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Measure the length of the room, so from the...

Measure the length of the room, so from the beginning wall to the end wall and divide that number by the width of the laminate plank. So for instance, if the room is 12ft in length (144 inches) and...
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This url below will help explain AC ratings. ...

This url below will help explain AC ratings.
http://www.fastfloors.com/article_96/Laminate-Flooring-AC-Ratings.htm

AC3 is more than adequate, the higher ratings of AC4 & AC5 are even more...
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Tile wouldn't be affected as mentioned above,...

Tile wouldn't be affected as mentioned above, could also just go with stained concrete. What's nice about stained concrete is that you can also create a tile look by scoring the concrete as if it had...
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Not sure if these are the full videos of each but...

Not sure if these are the full videos of each but you can view them on their website...
http://www.tarkett-floors.com/floors/site/en-us/topic/inst_laminate/topics.asp
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I just received my sample from fastfloors...

I just received my sample from fastfloors yesterday. Sample is nice and big compared to the pergo one I got. The Tarkett sample is about a foot long compared to the 5x5 pergo sample.

I like the...
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I've heard the same issue regarding distribution,...

I've heard the same issue regarding distribution, but no mention of it just affecting Texas. I spoke earlier this week with a product tech and he informed me that they will be creating the laminate...
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I guess you could just throw some clear plastic...

I guess you could just throw some clear plastic over the floor like some people do to their couches ;).

In all seriousness though I think any type of extra protection is more than likely...
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Any experience with Tarkett laminate?

Unfortunately the only dealer of Tarkett in Austin no longer carries it so I can't go look at samples (ordered a sample, but rather see bigger samples). I was interested in their Urban Luxury line...
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