I was just wondering what is the best blade for cutting laminate flooring? I
have about 40 cuts to make with my circular saw, I was hoping I wouldn't have to
use more than one blade. I picked up a good quality 42 carbide tooth narrow
blade would this be adequate and make a clean cut? (i.e no chipping?). I wasn't
sure the riptide blade that came with my saw would be any good on laminate (20
I absolutely agree. I recently checked out my neighbor's
kitchen remodel and thought that they had a slate floor
installed. Then she reiterated that it was laminate! I
looked again and still had a hard distinguishing the
laminate from the REAL tile in the adjacent room. Amazing
stuff. I've got Wilson Art in my kitchen which I installed
about 3-4 years ago; it still looks nice. Of course it
doesn't have the identical look and feel to a professionally
installed oak floor, but it looks good, is VERY durable and
took much less time to install than a traditional floor.
Some very expensive new homes in the Bay Area are equipped
with laminate floors, so apparently folks don't consider
them "second rate".
I had little choice (3 years ago). I wanted wood but installation on a
slab limited me to low-profile options. I used "Pickering" brand and it
looks great. Has a much different sound than real wood but given my
options (carpet or tile) this stuff was the right choice.
I ruined a REAL wood floor finish with my office chair. I
refinished that floor and moved my pc and office equipment
to another room with a REAL wood floor. Now THAT floor's
finish has come off. If I was rolling around on a laminate
floor, there wouldn't be a mark on it...
Morale of my little story is you've got some benefit from
having a laminate floor! :)
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