Remodeling My Basement, Can I Use Laminate Flooring?
You can but, if you have sump-pump failure it may ruin it... You can use peel n stick flooring.. It's durable comes in many finishes/textures and wears really, really well. Our basement has had many issues with flooding and the flooring has held up very, very well. It's well over 20 yrs. old... ! The newer styles, colors are very nice and I think on a home improvement show on HGTV one of the designers used some that looked like hardwood floors ! I've seen rock patterns as well as more traditional styles.. I would use that especially if you are doing a large space... My neighbor has had "sump pump" issues and she has waterproof carpet in her basement.. It looks like a berber.. We simple vacuumed it with a wet/dry shopvac.. and ran some fans and dehumidifers and the carpet eventually dried out... ! It was a long process though... Our basment we just shopvac would and mopped everything down with bleach/water... Very easy to clean and maintain... Even though it's older and could used replaced it's not bad... Good luck1. Is it possible to install laminate flooring over ceramic tile and preserve the integrity of the tile?Are you talking about a glueless laminate? If you are using glueless laminate like a Pergo floor then you would be ok, not ideal but it would work. If you are talking about something like linoleum that requires glue then the only way to make that work is to lay a subfloor over the tile. As soon as you put any adhesive on the tile and grout then you are asking for trouble when you want to change back to the tile.2. Cost of laying laminate flooring?you can get it likely in the $1.50 - $4.00 /sq ft (not including materials)3. I am going to put kitchen cabinets and laminate flooring my house and i dont no were to start. does the cabine?I agree with Kayak up there. We had laminate in our kitchen until the dish washer backed up and soaked the entire floor. Then it curled and stunk because the water under the floor could not dry up. We pulled it all up and put down ceramic tile. Water can not hurt it. I agree with her on the color choices too. Complimenting is better than matching when the areas are so big4. How can I remove floor polish buildup from my laminate flooring?They make special compounds called "strippers" to remove wax buildup. I am NOT sure which ones are for laminates, so read carefully on the instructions. It sounds like you might have put it on too heavy, and it dried unevenly. Perhaps you need a to run a floor polisher or buffer over the floor to remove the streaks and "shine" up the finish. These are usually available at rental centers.5. Can anyone tell me the basic uses of Grand Wood Hollow Core Particleboard?Because chipboard is not considered a "beautiful" wood, the most common uses involve applications as a base or foundation, where the chipboard itself would ultimately be covered up. Most laminate countertops have a chipboard base, and many types of laminate flooring are installed over chipboard. Because of its low cost, chipboard is commonly used to build low-cost indoor furniture, especially the kind shipped in a flat-pack. High-density chipboard is rigid, durable, heavy, and even flame-retardant, making it a useful, yet inexpensive material6. can you hide asbestos tiles with laminate flooring?You are fine to cover over it. In fact it is the safest way to deal with it. Removal will disturb the particles that are harmful to your health and they may be blown everywhere instead of contained to the flooring they are a part of at this time. Be sure to use the membrane underlayment with the new laminate and taping the edges will not hurt to keep the asbestos in place. As a tenant the entire project it seems would be the owners responsibility and not yours though7. What do i need to consider when laying laminate flooring over wood sub floor.?Cover old, uneven floorboards with hardboard. . Lay the sheets across the floorboards, staggering the joints and fixing with panel pins every 100mm or so around the edge and at 150mm spacing in the middle to prevent movement.