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Hi I just removed by carpet and tack strip. When pulling out the nails that are holding the tack strip into the concete it made shallow holes (< 0.5 cm) in the concrete some small (1cm in diameter) and some big (~1 inch in diameter). I was planning on placing laminate floor in the room. I wanted know should these shallow holes be patched to level the area...or will it not make a difference overall since there is plenty of concrete around it that wood pieces won't really sag in the area.

If they need to be patched will quikrete work well? Thanks for the help.
 

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Depending on the thickness of the laminate I would suggest filling the larger holes. Otherwise they may telegraph through the laminate over time. I use sakrete vinyl concrete patch for many different types of patching and it holds up well.

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Depending on the thickness of the laminate I would suggest filling the larger holes. Otherwise they may telegraph through the laminate over time. I use sakrete vinyl concrete patch for many different types of patching and it holds up well.

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Thanks I'll look into that. all the holes are at the edge of the room is it likely for the holes to telegraph through in those areas?

Also there are hairline cracks in the concrete, should these be patched as well?
 

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Those holes won't show through laminate. They would vinyl or linoleum.
 

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I was going to post this same question this morning. I puled up my carpet and linoleum last night and have the tack strip divots. I'm going back with lazed porcelain tile. Should I fill them with the sakrete as suggested or would my medium bed likely handle it?
 
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