Flooring,  Renovations

Laminate floor install

Laminate floor installation.
Laminate floor installation.

A client arranged to have 400 sq ft of laminate installed in his home. Here are some progress pictures during the installation.

 

 

 

2. Laminate floor installation.
2. Laminate floor installation.
3. Laminate floor installation.
3. Laminate floor installation.

A number of transition strips are necessary for this job.

4. Foam pad rolled out
4. Foam pad rolled out

If you look, that hallway is only small, about 80 sq ft in total including the two closets. And there are 6 doors, so that means 12 door jambs to undercut. I didn’t feel like using the offset saw, it would take me an hour of sawing. So I called Central Supplies in Antigonish and they said they just brought in a 4 inch blade that attaches to a hand held grinder. I’ll try anything once….and for $14.00 it didn’t break the pocket book either.

Samona 4 inch blade.
Samona 4 inch blade.

[Edit: It did not break my pocket book, but it did almost cut my thumb off on a future job. Click here to read more… if you dare. 🙂 ]

Once I had the grinder set, it took 3 mintues to undercut 12 door jambs. Now that was money well spent. The saw blade is carbide and slices through nails, no problem. Imagine tring to do that with an offset saw. Word of advice, you must use your grinder’s guard. Not only will it protect you but its a handy guage when undercutting. I discovered that by laying the grinder face down and letting the tool ride along the subfloor, the blade was the perfect height for installing laminate (with foam underlay). The product is made by www.samona.com I recently bought their miter saw stand and for $99 ( I got it on sale for $89) its a solid tool stand (but the locking mechanism does wear over time.). This is the box it came in…

Samona Miter saw stand
Samona Miter folding saw stand

And it rolls into the back of my truck with ease.

Samona miter stand easy storage
Samona miter stand easy storage

All done. A few finished pictures.

Laminate floor installation
Laminate floor installation
Laminate floor installation
Laminate floor transition strip installation
Laminate floor installation
Laminate floor installation
Laminate floor installation
Laminate floor installation

 

 

 

 

 

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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