IKEA TUNDRA - how good?

Old 02-09-04, 11:23 AM
Neil Gray
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IKEA TUNDRA - how good?

I want to install laminate flooring on a cured concrete floor. I like the looks and PRICE of IKEA TUNDRA but it is the thinnest laminate I've seen. Will this make a big difference? I tend to trust IKEA, but if I don't like the finished job I am stuck with it.
Also, I have to fill in some low spots with self-leveling compound. I'm working at 50-55 degrees fahrenheit, so that rules out Armstrongs. Any suggestions? I am pretty handy with tools, but am definitely not a pro!
Finally, a salesman told me that all these floors squeak! Can this be true? I don't want a squeaky floor!
Thanks for any help.
Old 02-09-04, 02:07 PM
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IKEA sounds like an accident waiting to happen, and if the salesperson says they squeak, at least he is honest, but squeaking should NOT occur.
Stick with the major brands, thin does matter.
Old 02-09-04, 05:10 PM
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Thin matters most when the floor is not perfectly flat. The thinner the laminate planks are ,the flatter the sub floor must be to maintain integrity.

Think of laminate flooring as a veneer. Thicker tolerates irregularities and joints are less likely to seperate.

Squeaks are the result of a poor installation or an irregular sub floor and aggravated by thin planks.

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