1. So I just bought on older house (about 30 years; built 1970) that
had carpet on TOP of old crappy tile that's I'd say is no more than
1/8" thick and I doubt that. Anyway, it's a bit of a pain to get up
and I've removed a couple rows of it (not that actually weren't next
to each other) so I'm considering stopping because it's gonna be
My ultimate goal is laminate flooring (going for the wood look). I
know laminate flooring is supposed to be laid on ground level within
3/16" every 10'. I'm thinking the underpadding is gonna even things
out enough that if that I don't remove all the tile, the difference
between the places where there is tile and isn't, isn't going to cause
problems. Am I incorrect? Or should I absolutely remove the rest of
2. I guess you're supposed to cut like an 1/4" or so off the bottom of
door frames and wall base. Why do you need to do it on wall bases?
It seems to me that quarter-round is gonna cover it anyway.
3. I need to cut a few of the laminate planks on a curve to accomodate
for my curved fireplace. What's the best way to go about/plans this
4. ... what do you do where the laminate and fireplace pretty much
meet (within a 1/4" anyway). Do I use quarter-round that I nail into
the cement or brick? Do I use filler? I DON'T plan on undercutting
the fireplace simply because I don't have the means.