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    I know a snap-together engineered laminate floor is supposed to float and be held down at the edges with baseboard. In my case, there is one side that I did NOT hold down, because it butts up to tiles at the butt-ends of the wood planks. THIS edge is starting to elevate a small amount, primarily...
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    I live in Colorado. I'm replacing my carpet on my main level with engineered wood flooring. Should I nail, glue, or float the engineer wood flooring? I have all the options available. How hard is it to nail it and glue it? Does floating floors sound the same? If I nail and glue then what...
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    Hi, I'm new to this community, I found it through a google search. I'm working on a couple of home improvement projects, one of them is putting in new flooring in my dining room. I've ripped up the nasty old carpet and padding, hoping to find hardwood underneath. But that didn't happen, it's...
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    The flooring I want to lay is 3-strip engineered flooting floor. The installation tips for single-strip boards describe how important it is to stagger the board lengths in a random manner, so that the ends don't line up or form an obvious pattern. But 3-strip means that each board that I lay...
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    Hello Everyone! I fixing to replace the carpet throughout my house with Brazilian Cherry. The first floor is slab so I have to use something that can be glued down while the second floor is obviously not slab. :wink: So my question for those of you more experienced with hardwood flooring is...
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    Hello everyone! I'm going to install tarkett engineered wood flooring in my kitchen. I currently have 3 entrances into the kitchen with 2 1/4" hardwood floor. The tarkett is about 4" wide. My question is this: should I install the new flooring perpendicular to the old OR to keep it...
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    Ok I have a condo with a concrete subfloor. After looking around I have decided on an engineered wood floor with a tongue & groove system(not click lock). I plan on floating the floor and glueing in the grooves. The planks are 5" wide and 1/2 thick, 2.5mm wear layer. I will either get maple...
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    I've installed engineered flooring throughout my 1930's bungalow. Only the bathroom on the main level has different flooring (.5-in. Travertine). Now, if the .5 inches was all I had to worry about, I'd be fine. My engineered floors are .5-inches thick, so the two rooms would meet up perfectly...
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    It doesn't matter how expensive the wood floor you buy is the problems start with sub floor and end with finish. Builders are not floor layers, carpenters are not floor layers. There is so much to understand and take account of. Every day i am seeing more and more problem floors. Badly specified...
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