Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I recently installed a plywood subfloor over a slab. There is a cement “lip” bordering the entire room which is uneven and ranges from 1″ to 3″ in different spots. It is impossible to make the plywood meet this lip all the way around the room.
Laminate is the most popular non-hardwood type of flooring we get questions about. Here’s what we’ve answered so far.
Bad idea to screw or nail down part of a floating laminate floor?
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: If I may ask one more question. Isn’t it a bad idea, in general, to screw or nail down a floating laminate floor? Doesn’t this defeat the engineered purpose of a floating floor?
Laminate repair is lighter than rest of floor
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I recently had someone come to my condo to replace a section of my laminate flooring. Once the work was done it became obvious that the new flooring was about two or three shades lighter than the old. Is there any way to darken the new …
Air bubbles spreading under laminate floor
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: We put laminate snap together flooring throughout the entire 3200 sq. ft. house. The house is only a year old. There are several areas that have huge air bubbles under the floor. How do I get the floor to lay flat? Some doors won’t even open unless I stand on the bubble while pulling the door open. It is happening all over the house now.
Sanding particle board where it has buckled?
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: This is my problem. I have particle board throughout the house. The only area that I have a problem is where I installed self advise vinyl 12″ tile. The edges of the particle board have buckled up where they join to each other in some places.
Laminate flooring pops and cracks
Q: I recently put down P—- laminate flooring that has a backing on it, no underlayment, concrete floor is 20 years old. Now the floor pops and cracks.
Gap between laminate wood floor and skirting boards
Q: There is a gap between the laminate wood floor and the skirting boards throughout our house. How can this best be repaired?
Temporarily removing part of laminate floor
Q: The previous owner laid laminate flooring in the lounge. I need to remove part of the flooring to check the floor boarding underneath, because the floor has become springy near to the rear door. Is there an easy way to do this and preserve the laminate flooring that I have lifted?
Laminate floor brand ID help
Q: Hello! Two years ago, I had a contractor install laminate wood flooring, which he purchased at Home Depot. I had water damage on a few and only need to replace 4 boards. I don’t have a brand name, but I think it’s Mohawk, maybe Shaw. There’s no model number, just a date stamp on the existing boards.
Bubbles where sun hits laminate floor
Q: I have a maple laminated floor. In the sun, a few spots of the finish have bubbled and cracked. The floor was guaranteed for 25 years. What would you do?