Q: I have glued 1/4 in laminate on my stair landing. Should I try to remove this before I place hardwood on my stairs or can I put the hardwood over top and glue and nail?
A: Absolutely remove the laminate.
- Installing hardwood over laminate
My home was build just 5 year old and now I want to install a hardwood floor in our kitchen. Do I need to removed the laminate floor or can I just cover it with the red rosin paper before I install the wood flooring?
- Install real hardwood on top of existing laminate floor?
What does it take to put real hardwood on top of an existing laminate floor? The plywood floor under the laminate is level and we installed to laminate as a level floor. If we rip out the laminate we're back to having to level the plywood. Is this advisable, to…
- Hump in hardwood landing
I have wooden flooring in my split level home. They are nice floors, but the middle of the top hall way landing is like a hump or raised a little. The house is built circa 1967, is this OK or a structural problem?
- Squeaking laminate stairs
I've just finished putting laminate on my stairs. They look great but the squeaking is terrible. I made sure before I put the flooring down that all the squeaks in the rough lumber were gone. Any suggestions?
- Wax paper for hardwood install
What is the wax paper for and is it necessary for installing 3/4 " thick hardwood? I've heard some people use the felt paper, any comments? Also, do you need to lay the plywood over newer homes 5/8" O.S.B.if it's fairly level?
- Can we install laminate over carpet?
Q: My mother is getting a floating floor installed in a Kitchen/Hallway area. The area has been covered by a rubber-back carpet with no pile, and is over 20 years old, but on a good subfloor. Does this carpet need to be removed? A: Yes the carpet needs to be…