How to install laminate floor to joint the carpet in other room?

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Old 08-20-12, 07:58 AM
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How to install laminate floor to joint the carpet in other room?

My whole house floor including living room, dining room, master bed room, hallway and etc is covered by carpet on the slab. The carpet in master bedroom is really bad, there are lots of pet stain when I bought from the seller 5 years ago. Although I clean it, but every 1-2 years it comes back and I have to clean it again and worn the carpet. Now I am going to put laminate floor in master bedroom to solve the problem. (1) I never did before, how difficult is the installation? Although I went to Home depot, they showed us. (2) How to cut the portion of carpet in bedroom and how to fix remaining carpet in other floor w/o putting new carpet? (3) If the floor is not level badly, how to do? thiner laminate or thick laminate would help?
 
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Old 08-20-12, 08:07 AM
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Honestly, I would simply replace the carpet in the bedroom instead of installing laminate.
 
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So the pet stains in the subfloor are coming thru the carpet? If so, I'd rip up the carpet/pad and paint the floor with a pigmented shellac primer like Zinnser's BIN. That will seal the stain/odor and prevent it from coming back thru.
 
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The another reason to install laminate is to reduce the pollution from the carpet. May I have to replace all carpet? Because other room carpet looks fine (I was told that the carpet is new when I buy the house), so I want to save them.
 
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I would go with a 1/2" or 5/8" engineered click lock flooring as opposed to laminate. Laminate is so "clacky" to walk on. The engineered flooring will meet up with your carpet much better with a transition strip, too.
 
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If you go with a 10 or 12mm grade laminate it will not feel fake when walking on. Use T molding strip or carpet strip for transition.
 
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