Concrete floor/laminate question

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Old 12-16-10, 04:46 PM
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Concrete floor/laminate question

Hello all. We're installing laminate on a concrete floor, and there were nails (alot of nails) in the tack strips that were somehow hammered into concrete. Removing them left a few holes, as you can imagine. Now, I've got the floor-filling stuff, but my question is this: the holes are only against the walls, about an inch away, and are from 1/4" to 1" wide, and maybe 1/4" deep at the most. I know that an uneven cement base isn't good for laminate floors, but the boards that would go over these holes will really never be walked on, being so close to the walls. Is it crucial to fill in these particular holes? (The rest of the floor is very level and we're on a tight budget, so I'd love to return the hole-filling stuff if we could).
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Pete
 
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Shouldn't hurt anything to leave them.









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Old 12-16-10, 06:12 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply! I didn't mention in the first post that the holes made me concerned about moisture as well, but I guess if moisture were an issue, I wouldn't need to break the concrete to find out about it...thanks
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