I've just pulled up all the 1950's style flooring from my living room and
want to lay a laminate floor down in it's place.
Pardon my ''newbie-ness'', but my question is I've got some pretty intricate
moldings around the doors and entrance-ways of my living room (ridges and
scallops) and it's pretty much impossible to cut the laminate precisely to
fit around these moldings. I'm not really wanting to remove the moldings
before I put down the floor as this house has lathe & plaster walls....past
experience has taught me to leave moldings alone!! Any suggestions on how I
could fill those gaps between molding and flooring without it looking
Thanks in advance.
On 26 Dec 2004 12:50:02 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Yep, an undercut saw will do the best job. You might be able to rent
one. Here's what it looks like:
Thanks to Abe and others who post useful information.
Not otherwise involved in this thread.
While I've seen 'undercut saw' mentioned on this news group, never having
seen one had only a vague idea.
So, again, I learned something.
Thanks for your post and the info.
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When you lay down laminate floors it comes with spacers to put down
along the walls . When the floor is completely down you pull the spacers
out. This allows for expansion and contraction . Then buy a 1/4 round
moulding and install that over the space. You can get from the supplier
so it will match the floor.
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On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 16:00:25 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat) wrote:
He's already got full baseboard and moulding he wants to keep. Adding
another piece of molding would look clunky at best. His best solution
is to undercut the existing molding, or remove and reattach the
existing molding, which he doesn't want to do.
Nope...actually, there were 3 layers of sub-flooring and three layers of
assorted vinyl, the last being this brittle yellow vinyl stuff. The original
tongue and groove floor covering the floor joists has too many cuts and
holes in it to warrant a restoration.
Thanks to all for the suggestion of using an undercut saw! Never knew such
an item existed!
Don't restore the floor. Just sand and varnish. You'll have a "distressed"
floor that has CHARACTER!
I've seen people take new, "nude," furniture, beat it with a bicycle chain,
attack it with a propane torch, drive and pull nails, then stain and finish
the abused result.
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