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boman47k 09-22-2011 01:35 PM

floor leveler?
I know how sensitive linoleum is if there is any trash left on the floor. How sensitive is laminate?

In my case I have an old floor with old linoleum rug on it for God knows how long. The original hardwood flooring is telegraphing through the linoleum. Not really deep, but you can see every board. I am assuming I can get by with floor leveler to cover this and the transition where the other room starts and there was no linoleum? Is the leveler really necessary in this case. I mean you have the foam underlayment then the planks.....:whistling2:

Heck, guess something like this is hard to determine without seeing it.

I guess my question is in general, how sensitive is the laminate to uneven surfaces such as this?

boman47k 09-22-2011 03:17 PM

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Got new batteries for the camera. maybe pictures will help a little.

Bud Cline 09-22-2011 04:20 PM

Laminate flooring is fairly forgiving in that respect. I'm not seeing a need for any leveler other than feathering a transition maybe.:)

boman47k 09-22-2011 05:51 PM

I did one bedroom and a foyer in this house with little thought of this. Since the foyer leads off from the lr and has different flooring, I intend on taking it up. I'll then start in the dr, work toward the lr and foyer.Maybe I can keep things lined up.

This means I will have transition strips of some sort at the bdrms but none going from the lr to the foyer and the lr and kitchen.

Actually, I have a few questions I prolly need to ask before I get started on the floor. I may ask a few later tonight as I thinki of them.

This is going to be a little interesting as I am pushed for room and working solo. I will need to move the piano and 3 china cab's full of...stuff into other rooms until I get that floor finished . Then shuffle the lr furniture around as needed.

Debating on under cutting the base or just removing it. The crap in the dr needs to be replaced. It was some my diy many years many years ago ( routered 1X's). Heheh, there is a piece of the facing going into the lr that is pieced together at the bottom.Painted paneling. Debating that. Not sure the wife has the patience to wait for me to do what actually needs to be done.

Heheh, we'll see.

boman47k 10-20-2011 07:35 PM

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Removed and replaced all the base. I also cut a few places out in the old hardwood flooring where it had buckled.

Had to spend more time than I anticipated on painting the dining room. I had spot primed some of the repairs from pulling the paneling off, sanded said spots, and painted. Did not work out very well. Very thick/cheap primer I had never used. Actually, my problem may have been mostly a bad paint screen used in my bucket not letting me remove enough paint from my roller sleeve.

I don't know if I mentioned it or not, but I started out skimming the dr wall then decided to just spot patch the nail holes and I did hot patches where needed. Got some pics on here somewhere of a hotpatch or two.

I still need to install crown in these rooms. Kind of hard to get started back after resting the back for a few days. Piano or flooring? Not sure.

Guess I got a before and after here. I accidently reposted the first pic and did not know how to delete it.

boman47k 10-20-2011 07:45 PM

I see this is before I installed the trim.

Heheh, maybe I will get it all straightened out before long.

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