How to Install Your Own Laminate Flooring Blog

Jul 06, 2022

Outside 45

How do you cut for an outside angle of 45? I did inside 45 by cutting the quarter rounds at 22.5 but can't figure out how to do the outside 45.

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Jul 06, 2022

laminate floor in double wide mobile home

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

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Aug 13, 2019

Quarter Round Nails through the floor?

Thanks for your very informative site. I was wondering if there is a concern when nailing quarter-round, of the nails penetrating the floating floor and

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Apr 01, 2019

Do You Nail To The Baseboard Or To The Floor?

Hi, great article! (Q) I need to replace the quarter round after I pulled up the carpet. Does the quarter round nail to the baseboard, or to the floor?

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Apr 14, 2018

Pergo XP

We also used Pergo XP brand and were totally satisfied. Quite a project for a novice but we did the entire first level about 500 SF and it was a lot of

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Jan 14, 2018

Roth and Allen. Crap flooring

I had 44 boxes of Roth and Allen installed into a 300K condo with only 2 people living here and a little 9lb dog. The floor performs terribly and a rep

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Nov 24, 2017


I had this flooring installed in the lobby and main hall of my hair salon. It's been almost 2 years and I still LOVE it!!! Wonderful product!! Looking

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Oct 07, 2017

Luke flooring

It is the worse floor ever it dont click it comes apart if you want the floor to go down you better super glue it go with pergo and get the kind that dont

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Oct 07, 2017

Not too bad.

I installed 400 sq. ft of the 10mm Golden maple in my living/dining room. Plenty of work for a 66 year old guy, but I managed. still looking good after

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Oct 01, 2017

Disappointing quality

Just finished laying down the floor in our master bedroom. Very disappointed with the quality. The sections did not click together well at all. I wound

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Apr 04, 2017


We have the Allen Roth laminate installed in a 800 sq feet basement, and big great room and dining. It looks aweful with all the scratches. We have only

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Apr 02, 2017


we bought 70 boxes of Roth and Allen hand scraped Marconia. The boards pulled away from the wall and began to separate on the ends where the boards

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Mar 02, 2017

Prego Floor Installation

I am about to have install laminate flooring, was to be done by well known major hardware store. Then received the call to schedule and was then told

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Mar 02, 2017

Janet H

Bought this flooring and boards kept splitting when installers were laying it. Don't know if it was a bad mill job or not but I would not recommend this

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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