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Old 11-15-2011, 08:03 AM   #181
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Can anyone recommend me a good underlayment for laminate flooring?

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:27 PM   #182
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Can anyone recommend me a good underlayment for laminate flooring?
I used cork, worked ok. dorf dude...
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:30 PM   #183
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When I think of cork, the sound of it squeaking as it comes out of a wine bottle comes to mind.

Would it be safe to say it doesn't do that as an underlayment?
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:43 AM   #184
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HomeDepot floor specialist recommended:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...64&R=100093264

Now, do subflooring's need like a vapor barrier or anything? Just incase water gets spilt on the floor or something? Can't have my subflooring getting ruined.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:19 AM   #185
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I have no idea, but I usually got out of my way to do the exact opposite of what the Big Box employees recommend.

I've one every gotten one knowledgeable associate at HD, compared to three that were extremely helpful today at Ace.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:25 AM   #186
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Here's a link for cork.
http://www.amazon.com/AcoustiCORK-Fl.../dp/B002Q7BX10
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:10 AM   #187
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I have no idea, but I usually got out of my way to do the exact opposite of what the Big Box employees recommend.

I've one every gotten one knowledgeable associate at HD, compared to three that were extremely helpful today at Ace.
The associates around here are pretty helpful.

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Thanks, I'll look into it. Does it get stapled down or just lay it down?
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #188
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Came home for R&R and the wife was able to get our new flooring installed for $150 to do the living room and part of the hall way, and I must say I will never buy flooring from Lumber Liquidators again. The new flooring is from HomeDepot, around the same price and it seems like it's better quality, there's definitely no echo and it looks good.

The guy was able to replace where the dogs decided to destroy with their urine.

Now, I was able to convince myself we might as well buy brand new cabinets, because it looks like ours is just custom built or just extremely old. Our main cabinet is all in one, and right now Home Depot is having 20% off on cabinets, plus my 10% for military, so I should only spend around $850 on new cabinets. The wife and I also decided we'd paint them instead of staining them. So my question is, whats the best way to mount base and wall cabinets? I'd love to get this done ASAP before I leave, so all the wife needs to do is order the counter top.
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Best way? Don't know.

Mine were mounted on two furring strips that were bolted to the studs, then space between the back of the last cabinet was covered with a piece of moulding.

I'll be replacing them with customs later this year, so I'm interested to hear the best mounting method as well.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #190
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I've seen people just screw in 2x4's under the cabinets and then remove the old ones.

Like what JohnSC did:

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Looks awesome!! Just make sure you use the energy-efficient light bulbs wherever you can. They will make a bigger difference than most people realize... also, it looks like your thermostat is set at about 80 degrees? Is that why the ac kicks on when its over 80 degrees? Lastly, I noticed that you plan to potentially add a fence in you front yard... some areas have rules about the size or placement of fences.. before you put one up you may want to check with local ordinances and permit requirements
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Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately my kitchen still looks normal, I was using that photo above as an example on how I think you're suppose to hang cabinets.
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Trying not to have to replace my whole laundry room dry wall, and I watched to patch that hole I accidently made, so I cut a square out:


Did I do it right?
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Bottom looks great.

Clean up the vertical cuts with a razor knife. You want a straight line, more or less.

Putting the new piece in will be a lot easier if you square up the top cut a little more.

Edit: What's screwed into the other side of the wall? I don't see any anchors... if it's at all heavy, it might end up on the floor soon.
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The other side is just a board, nothing heavy.

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