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Laminate wood flooring....

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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Ugh. I really thought this was a good idea. We've been working for 16 hours and only have about 50 of the 300 sq ft done. Every time we start a new row, something comes unlocked. Any tips or tricks?
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Sanctimommy
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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A good home remedy for DIY's that include malfunctioning flooring pieces that come unlocked:

Beer and superglue. Don't forget to video tape it for posterity. 

elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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Nice! I like it! I have pumpkin beer and captain morgan....it's on!


Quoting Sanctimommy:

A good home remedy for DIY's that include malfunctioning flooring pieces that come unlocked:

Beer and superglue. Don't forget to video tape it for posterity. 


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stephy_85
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM
We have laminate wood floors and hate them. When our house was being built that was all everyone talked about, how great laminate wood was. In reality it scratches pretty easy, if even the smallest amount of liquid gets spilled on it and not dried asap it bubbles up really bad at the seams and to top it all laminate can't be sanded and resealed (we obviously onew that) so we can't fix any of the issues.
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UgtaBkdnMe
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM

use wood ;)

elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM
Do you think? We have laminate in the rest of our first floor and have been amazed at how well it has held up! We had carpet and real wood at our old home and both seemed to get scratched and stained so much easier!


Quoting stephy_85:

We have laminate wood floors and hate them. When our house was being built that was all everyone talked about, how great laminate wood was. In reality it scratches pretty easy, if even the smallest amount of liquid gets spilled on it and not dried asap it bubbles up really bad at the seams and to top it all laminate can't be sanded and resealed (we obviously onew that) so we can't fix any of the issues.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM
I love my laminate floors. Nothing scratches ours. And w 3 kids they take a beating. No sanding and refinishing needed. A quick vacuum and swiffering daily keeps them clean. Spills are a breeze to clean.
As for installation, we had a flooring company put ours down so no advice. Sorry.
Good luck
elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM
There was no way I was spending $2100+ on just one room with a 2 year old, 4 year old, and 1 year old lab....maybe in 5 years or so! Haha!


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

use wood ;)


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Sweet0.0Cheeks
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

My husband put ours down in our od house. i have no clue about them coming unlocked. Are you using a tapping block?

UgtaBkdnMe
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

It's easier to install.  I wish I had wood :)

Quoting elephantmamaof2:

There was no way I was spending $2100+ on just one room with a 2 year old, 4 year old, and 1 year old lab....maybe in 5 years or so! Haha!


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

use wood ;)



elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM
*plugging my ears* I don't even want to hear it, 16 hours for 2 boxes worth have me wanting to cry haha


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

It's easier to install.  I wish I had wood :)

Quoting elephantmamaof2:

There was no way I was spending $2100+ on just one room with a 2 year old, 4 year old, and 1 year old lab....maybe in 5 years or so! Haha!





Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

use wood ;)





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