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Old 12-10-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Hi there! - First timer here. I just bought a new house and money is (of course) tight. I am paying to have someone install laminate flooring ( i have 6 dogs so wood is NOT and option) in my bedroom and master bath. in order to save money I told them that I would remove the carpet and tile flooring. I have the ceramic tile up and out however, between the concrete floor and what was the tile is what looks like either cement or mortor that the house builder used to set the tile floor in the first place.
Now the question...do I need to remove this before the laminate is installed? and if so how the heck do I do this?
Thanks so much for any advise
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:19 AM   #2
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Yes it needs to come up. You can do it with a concrete chisel and hammer, or rent or buy a compressor and air chisel. Not exactly my idea of fun.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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Now the question...do I need to remove this before the laminate is installed? and if so how the heck do I do this?
Yes you do. That will teach you not to volunteer (in the future) for things you know nothing about.

The floor must be flat for the laminate installation (read the laminate instructions) and that probably means you will also have to grind your floors with a floor grinder. Chisels and hammer don't usually get the floor smooth.
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And if the dogs urinate on the laminate, the joints will swell. The only really dog-proof flooring is concrete.
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Why would you want to install laminate in a washroom, NOT a good idea ....in my opinion.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:53 PM   #6
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Why did you remove the tile in the first place.
Tile would be a much better option then laminite.
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