How to Install Your Own Laminate Flooring Blog

Jan 24, 2017

Allen & Roth Handscraped Driftwood Oak

This product was bought at Lowe's for $1.89 per square foot. It is 10 mm thick with laminated cushion backing. It is a Swiftlock anchoring system. The

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Jan 11, 2017

INSTALLING LAMINATE IN PARK MODEL

Anthony have you ever installed laminate in a park model? I don't know if you consider this an RV or mobile home? My brother was going to install it for

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Sep 20, 2016

Home Depot home decorators collection, autumn hickory

This stuff is the worst laminate flooring out there. It is not a good system. No matter what I did I ended up with sections that would not attach properly

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Jul 31, 2016

Laminate on Stairs With Bad Installation

Laminate on stairs with bad installation, this is not the way you want your stairs to look after laminate flooring is installed on your stairs. Poor cutting of the treads and risers are obvious.

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Mar 05, 2016

Twalker

Just had Allen & Roth laminate put through my house. I bought spice hickory mill. Absolutely hate it. It's been down for a week and is so scratched

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Feb 16, 2016

Lumber Liquidators St James Laminate flooring

ONE READER WROTE: I went to Lumber Liquidators and bought their St James brand, but after many, many tries covering the same space over and over again,

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Feb 04, 2016

Need base boards in mobile home?

Hello, My parents are getting some laminate installed in their double wide they just bought and I was wondering if they need to have base board and quarter

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Feb 01, 2016

Bad Decision

I laid the Allen & Roth 10mm light maple laminate in my Kitchen in early December. The assembly was fairly easy. I let the planks set idle in the room

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Nov 02, 2015

Laminate Flooring Consultation,Tampa Bay

I offer laminate flooring consultation service at your home in the Tampa Bay area.

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Sep 03, 2015

Laminate Flooring Reviews, Non biased reviews

My laminate flooring reviews are all based on my own personal experiences as a laminate flooring installer.

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Aug 28, 2015

Installing Quarter Round Moldings

Installing quarter round moldings is the finishing touch after the laminate or hardwood flooring is installed. Doing this right can really set off your new flooring.

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Aug 23, 2015

horizontal vs vertical

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

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Aug 21, 2015

Bad Allen Roth Purchase

I installed the Allen and Roth laminate flooring, it's been about 4 or 5 moths and now it is coming apart, I have had to pound the $&#% back over several

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Jul 23, 2015

Allen Roth Installation

I have installed over 1500 sq ft of this in two houses. Never had a problem installing. Get familiar with the locking ends know how the lock before getting

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Jul 21, 2015

kathy

I am replacing the vinyl entry and when I torn the carpet around it the vinyl extended about 10 the carpet. Do I need to leave more than a couple inches

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Jul 21, 2015

Installing Composite Quarter Round on Abutting a Bathroom Tub?

Bathroom has linoleum that is curling and pulling away from the walls. The linoleum itself is not in bad shape, just the edges where it was never properly

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Jul 21, 2015

How to Finish Open Side of Riser

I have one side of my stairs that is open. How do I finish the riser of the open side? Also which way is correct....the riser to sit on the tread or visa

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Jul 21, 2015

emoze

2 separate 20 box orders of 10mm Pergo XP from HD Feb 2015 - more than half the planks were notably bowed end-to-end; see picture; no way it will lay flat;

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Jul 06, 2015

Allen and Roth Went Bad

Allen + Roth is the worst product on the market! They claim 100% lifetime guarantee and at the same time put a disclaimer on their product guarantee that

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Jun 06, 2015

bad laminate stair install

Q-What do you do if you have gaps along the edges and you describe without ripping the whole thing out? I am thinking that there would have to be too

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Jun 06, 2015

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

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May 19, 2015

mr&mrs.t

Bad product. Had to do a remodel because of water damage In kitchen and bedroom. Our family room and kitchen are one long room. Had pergo in the family

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May 08, 2015

Allen Roth Laminate Review

Here is my Allen Roth laminate review after I installed it in a park model mobile home, It installed easy and is a very durable floor.

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May 04, 2015

Glueing 3/4" quarter round against base board

Q- This which is a common approach for DIY projects is not well explained. Nail guns, nailing and counter sinking and patching holes is not a straight

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Apr 23, 2015

Allen + Roth Laminate Flooring Mobile Home Instullation

I bought at Lowe's and getting ready to install Allen + Roth 10mm Maple with padding attached in a Mobile Home. I am confused about directions. Some

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Apr 23, 2015

Pergo XP Installation

I have fitted pergo xp on numerous occasions and find the drop and lock system the quickest and easiest of all the methods. Its only downfall is the strength

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Apr 07, 2015

Allen Roth Installation

I have installed over 1500 sq ft of this in two houses. Never had a problem installing. Get familiar with the locking ends know how the lock before getting

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Mar 27, 2015

Heavy Furniture on Laminate Flooring

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

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Mar 23, 2015

Bad Pergo XP Installation

After water damage in my home, I picked Pergo XP Laminate for the floors. The installers did a terrible job, because they could not master the locking

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Feb 10, 2015

Bad Allen Roth Purchase

I bought allen and Roth 10 mm warm walnut in Sep 2014. After a week , I could noticed Poor quality, very disappointed , does not stay clean., smugges,

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Feb 01, 2015

Laminate Floor on landing at top of stairs - transition

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.

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Dec 12, 2014

Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs, diy stairs

Read the step by step process for installing laminate flooring on stairs or hardwood flooring . From the preparation to installing the last stair nose.

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Dec 12, 2014

Allen Roth, Disaster

Currently in process installing the Allan and Roth handscraped chestnut. Looks beautiful...but installation is awful. There Swiftlock planks are a joke.they

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Nov 30, 2014

Nice Floor, Trip to Emergency Room

We bought this product instead of hardwood because we have two young kids and thought this would take wear and tear better. Little did we know the flooring

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Nov 25, 2014

Underlayment question

Q-We are thinking about installing Allen & Roth Lodge Oak 10mm with backing in our mobile home. At Lowe's they told us we did not need any underlayment

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Nov 25, 2014

Floor separating

Q-How close to the wall are you to put the laminate flooring and do you need to use the plastic film under the flooring in a mobile home. We put down

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Nov 20, 2014

Dogs and laminate

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?

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Nov 20, 2014

home owner

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

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Nov 01, 2014

Ms.

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.

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Nov 01, 2014

Pergo casual living laminate

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

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Oct 16, 2014

Great product

We tore out 30 year old carpet and replaced our two spare bedrooms with the Gunstock Allen & Roth Laminate we purchased at Lowes. We removed our wood baseboards

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Oct 14, 2014

Pergo from Home Depot

I went to home depot, had a .99 cent/foot product picked out. Guy working there said he was not on commission, buy whatever you like best but...then he

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Oct 03, 2014

Costco Harmonic Antique Hickory

We installed about 1500 sq ft. of harmonics antique hickory laminate in 2009. It was very easy to install, and looked great. We had a very busy household

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Sep 30, 2014

Kensington Manor Dream home Review

This is my Kensington Manor Dream Home review based on me installing it in a mobile home. This is an excellent product as it was easy to install.

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Sep 30, 2014

Pergo XP Laminate Review

This is my Pergo XP laminate review from Home Depot , based on my installation in a mobile home.

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Sep 24, 2014

laminate floor in double wide mobile home

I would like to know what you recommend my question is .....in what position would you put the laminate compare with the joint that assemble the double

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Sep 24, 2014

Should door jambs be cut in a mobile home when installing a floating floor

I contracted a flooring company to install a floating floor in my mobile home. The floor was installed about 45 days ago and is lifting off the sub floor.

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Sep 23, 2014

Installing Laminate on Bottom Stair To Carpet

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 part

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Sep 20, 2014

No Title - Just Shirley

Q-Hope you don't mind this question. I've tried to find out everywhere. We had the lock type laminate flooring installed in our kitchen last winter.

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