FAQ About Laminate Flooring


I see a lot of questions from my readers that are not always covered on some of the pages I build. So what I will do is to list as many as possible so you can find the answers your looking for.

  • Q- How do I install laminate flooring around a curved staircase?

  • Q- How do I install laminate flooring on a curved stair?

  • Q- How do I install laminate flooring when I have a sunken living room?

  • Q- How much should I pay an installer to install my laminate flooring?


  • FAQ about anything that has to do with laminate flooring

    I try to list answers to my readers questions about laminate flooring. I'm sure there are many that I miss, so if you have a question about anything at all that has to do with laminate flooring feel free to post it here. I will answer your questions based on my knowledge as a laminate flooring installer. Hopefully it will help you and other readers.

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    Vinyl Sheet Flooring & Subfloor 
    Im getting ready to do a big job laying Vinyl Sheet, Bathroom, Hallway, Kitchen. The floor was already stripped to wood when i bought the home and i have …

    Which to install first carpet or laminate? 
    Q- WOW love your site -- wish I could just hire you! We have a living room that will be carpet and kitchen/hall that will be laminate -- which should …

    Table Saw need for riser and tread cuts? 
    I am a beginner DIY lady. After reading and re-reading EVERYTHING on your site over a two-week period, I finally bought some no name laminate with the …

    chris 
    Q- Can a shark steamer be used on laminate flooring? A- NO, I would not recommend any type of device that puts moisture directly on the laminate flooring. …

    horizontal vs vertical Not rated yet
    We have installed laminate on the main level of the house going in a vertical direction. We have a small set of stairs to upper level. We've already …

    Heavy Furniture on Laminate Flooring Not rated yet
    In a 14' X 28' room I understand the floor needs room to expand and contract. If the furniture is large and heavy will that be a problem in the needed …

    Laminate Floor on landing at top of stairs - transition Not rated yet
    Q- The landing/hallway at the top of my stairs is carpeted - there is a smooth transition from the carpet to the "finish" tread at the top of the stairs. …

    home owner Not rated yet
    Q- i live in new jersey. our home is on a lagoon, with a crawl space. i do have a plastic vapor barrier in the crawl space. what should we use to put …

    Dogs and laminate Not rated yet
    Q-We have two large dogs that get floors very dirty and leave a lot of slobber! I need to be able to clean the floors...is laminate an option for us? …

    Pergo casual living laminate Not rated yet
    Bought Pergo max laminate from Lowe's. Received boxes marked with casual living 30 year warranty. LOWE'S says it is same as Pergo max I don't know. Laminate …

    Ms.  Not rated yet
    We are planning on installing either laminate (floating) (12mm) OR manufactured hardwood (floating) in the mobile home we just bought. It is 17 years old. …

    Installing Laminate on Bottom Stair To Carpet Not rated yet
    I have laminate stairs coming down to a carpeted floor and I'm not sure how to transition from the bottom laminate stair to the carpeted floor. The …

    Mrs Valentina Not rated yet
    Q- Laminate floor on laminate floor. Can we lay new laminate floor on the old floor? The floor is 15 years old and glued on top of a membrane of some kind. …

    laminate and 400 lbs of powerchair  Not rated yet
    Q- We are in need of new flooring and not sure what to get. No one around here seems to have any experience with a chair-bound person with laminates. …

    Installing a threshold over a 4" gap from a tile kitchen floor to the edge of a sunken Living room Not rated yet
    Q-We installed a laminate floor in a sunken living room and now are dealing with how to finish each doorway. The kitchen tile is crooked and it would …

    Is there such a thing as GOOD 6mm thick laminate wood flooring? Not rated yet
    Q- I am replacing carpet in my family room. Gap under my wall trim in 1/4 inches, which mean if I want to tuck laminate under trim, I need to use 6mm. …

    Frustrated with my floor Not rated yet
    Q- We moved into a house with laminate throughout, in every room except bathroom thank goodness. When the big storm went through this summer and we lost …

    laminate flooring installation. Not rated yet
    Q- We were told you can apply wax (parafin, unscented candle, beeswax) to the groove and the tongue to help waterporoof it and to help it go together easily. …

    Installation of Laminate Flooring With Wax Not rated yet
    Q- We are going to install our laminate floor ourselves. As everyone wants to tell you thier little tricks on how to's, One of the them was just run down …

    Mr Mar Viernes DIY person Not rated yet
    Q- Where can I buy a riser to fit my stair. I'm placing a laminated wood on my stairs but my laminated wood width is not enough to be a riser. I did all …

    Bob Not rated yet
    Q- Im am putting down st. james laminate 12 mm floor in my dining room and kitchen. I was wondering what should I do when i get to the out side door? …

    DIY old guy Not rated yet
    Q- I want to install laminate on my first floor--the layout I prefer would require a 32foot run. Is that possible without an expansion joint? This would …

    LNick Not rated yet
    Q-I am wondering if it is a good idea to install laminate flooring in the kitchen? My other HUGE concern is that we own two Great Danes. How well will …

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