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I think I goofed up my laminate install, am I hooped?

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Thank you all for your great advice! I’ve kept off the floor (was only 60% done anyway) and will restart. Hope to have it done this weekend with a friend.

And yes, it was a pain clicking that stuff together on the carpet underlay.

Thinking I should make a YouTube video of what NOT to do and point folk to some good resources instead.
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Tag your father in law in that video so it saves other people’s time as well. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

angrydingo wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 11:23 pm
Thank you all for your great advice! I’ve kept off the floor (was only 60% done anyway) and will restart. Hope to have it done this weekend with a friend.

And yes, it was a pain clicking that stuff together on the carpet underlay.

Thinking I should make a YouTube video of what NOT to do and point folk to some good resources instead.
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angrydingo wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:34 pm
Nothing is glued down and there is quite a bit of bounce. The floor goes down a few mm when stepped on so I’m worried about it cracking.
Disassemble the floor line by line and remove the carpet underlay immediately! Don't walk on the floor until it's done, you may break all the locks! And tell your father he owes you a professional back massage lol And purchase proper underlay.
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patrob wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 10:50 pm
Disassemble the floor line by line and remove the carpet underlay immediately! Don't walk on the floor until it's done, you may break all the locks! And tell your father he owes you a professional back massage lol And purchase proper underlay.
Been avoiding the room and have about half of it off now. The carpet underlay is a pain. Any tricks to getting it off? It’s like glued down everywhere.
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Solsearchin1 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 9:28 pm
Tag your father in law in that video so it saves other people’s time as well. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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angrydingo wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 11:35 pm
Been avoiding the room and have about half of it off now. The carpet underlay is a pain. Any tricks to getting it off? It’s like glued down everywhere.
You can purchase a 6" sharp blade scraper at HD. It's weird to have underlay glued to the sub-floor unless it's over concrete.
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This is an honest reply, never trust FIL or even your own father. They grew up in different times, there's a vast amount of knowledge on the internet, you don't have to take their word.
Uh, yeah, I'd like to speak to a Mr. Tabooger, first name Ollie.
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The carpet underlay must have set a new level for "floating" floors. I can't imagine how spongy it would feel walking on it.
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Mar 16th, 2018 8:07 pm
This is an honest reply, never trust FIL or even your own father. They grew up in different times, there's a vast amount of knowledge on the internet, you don't have to take their word.
Never listen to old people about Reno’s!!!!!!!!
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He was probably legitimately thinking he was saving you time and money. These things happen, good thing you are going to do it the right way now.
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bacalhau4me wrote:
Mar 17th, 2018 6:13 pm
He was probably legitimately thinking he was saving you time and money. These things happen, good thing you are going to do it the right way now.
He was and I’m very appreciative for the help he’s given me over the years. We did the front entranceway with vinyl tile and that worked well. This is the first time it didn’t work out.

Floor is now in, though a bunch of planks had to be replaced as they were damaged. Just need to put the baseboards back on and clean the area.
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er34er34 wrote:
Mar 17th, 2018 1:06 am
The carpet underlay must have set a new level for "floating" floors. I can't imagine how spongy it would feel walking on it.
It was actually rather pleasant. Certainly put a spring in my step...

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