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Old 02-19-2016, 11:16 PM   #1
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Removed Carpet to find this.. wanted to install laminate


Hey guys, first time poster! So..the plan was to install laminate and it still is the plan but when I pulled the carpet, this is what I found. Not sure what is under those boards though, any guesses? How hard of a job will it be to remove these tiles and install laminate? It's a 13 x 12 ft room.

Is installing over these tiles a bad idea? If I do go that route, with the 10mm laminate plus the 9mm DMX 1-Step underlay, it will be really high off the ground, not sure how that would turn out.


Btw, I did find few damp spots on the underpad that I removed. Is that just the moisture? Didn't find anything on the tiles though.

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Old 02-19-2016, 11:46 PM   #2
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I believe you have to have a certain number of posts (5?) before you can post pictures. So I'll help you out with that.....so, how was your day?
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You have to use a real link to the public shared picture, in order to show. You should be able to use the picture icon next to the Globe with link on Quick Reply, so that the picture is shown in your post. You can use IMG between a set of [] at the start of the URL. At the end you use [/], with /IMG in the last set.

Keep the tiles, ditch the idea for the cheap laminate. You should be able to clean them up and make them look like new after applying new sealer on them.

Kind of like this.




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Yes, I tried the img tags, says I need at least 1 post but already have 1 lol anyway, thanks for posting it for me.

The thing is, this is a bedroom, tiles in a bedroom is just odd IMO. I'll try laying out some laminate and see how they look.
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It's hard to tell from the photo, are those ceramic tiles?

Unless you really hate the look, I'd keep them too, if they fit in with the rest of the house design and era. You could maybe paint your cabinets or back splash tile to coordinate with the blue or the tan.

Depending on how good of a job they did in installing the tiles, they might come right up with a floor scraper. If they are really tight to the floor, it could be a major job to get it all up.

EDIT: I now see that this is a bedroom, not a kitchen. Yeah, I've only seen a few bedrooms with tiles, in Florida and Arizona,

New carpet might be a better option than laminate.

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Yes, I tried the img tags, says I need at least 1 post but already have 1 lol anyway, thanks for posting it for me.

The thing is, this is a bedroom, tiles in a bedroom is just odd IMO. I'll try laying out some laminate and see how they look.
That is fine. That is what we are here for, to help save the day on things like this. They disabled the privilege of new poster's putting in image links until they are at a certain number, because the board got hit really bad with a few spammers.

With it being a bedroom and you want to keep the Tile as your base and it is solid, I see no issue maybe laying some plastic to protect, then some 30# felt, then lay the boards over to float. I would not cheap on laminate that is just print over pressed sawdust. I would use a laminate that has a good wood base and then the Veneer for the top.

The tile is your treasure you found. Leave it there for the next person to find. I would maybe place a plastic bag with a letter of when you uncovered it as a time capsule for who may remove that flooring you are putting down.

Some people have also taken some PVC pipe, put on some caps and put in pictures and info on when they redid the house, then drop the Time Capsule into the wall cavity.



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Other people, like me, taped an outline of a body onto the floor before placing the new flooring over it.
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I think the tile is pretty. It looks somewhat Grecian to me. You could put down a large area rug with a thick pad . . .
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