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Old 02-10-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Laminate: laying the first board and other ?'s

Okay so this is my 1st diy project. I have done a fair amount of research and talked to a couple people who have done this before but i have a couple of questions still. i will be installing the laminate on my 2nd floor. Living room dining room, kitchen (which are all basically connected) and hallway.
1. Should i start in the hallway and work towards the other rooms or the other way around?
2. In the living room there is a gas fireplace that basically runs right down to the plywood so there is no way to get the laminate under it, any ideas?
3. The molding in the kitchen is pretty well stuck to the vinyl, any way to remove the molding without ripping up the vinyl in the process?


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Old 02-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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begin with the longest line in the house... not sure i understand the molding question... you want to remove it and install the laminate over vinyl?
use a painter's knife or putty knife to break the caulking(that's what i think is holding it down so tight, apart from it being nailed)


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Old 02-16-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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When I installed the laminate flooring in my kitchen (over vinyl) I only removed the quarter round, not the moulding. The floor I installed gave the option of completly pulling the baseboard moulding up or installing within a 1/4 inch of the baseboard molding and then getting a good sixe quarter round to cover up the visual gaps.
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