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Old 06-08-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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Laminate Flooring

Has anyone installed wood laminate flooring in any trailer? If so, any advice on making it right. I have a hard time cutting it without splintering. I am using a fine toothed blade and cutting from bottom even though it confuses me as to where the lips are. Does it look good when done?

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Old 06-08-2016, 02:08 PM   #2
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First off remove everything that is possible to remove. This greatly reduces cutting and fitting. Second choose a system that folds together easily. Some systems require hammering to connect. Third start on the center line of the trailer and work to each side. When replacing the cabinets over drill clearance holes in the flooring for the hold down screws and don't jam them down. In 10 years there is no evidence of any movement.

I used Armstrong flooring. Great assembly system. Hire a good assistant.
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Run a razor knife over your cut line before cutting and youll prevent splintering. I would cut it with the finish side UP, that way your blade is cutting down INTO the wood, the teeth will blow out the back side and cause splintering. Are you using a chop saw?
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It really helps to use a fine blade for cutting this kind of flooring. If using a table saw make sure it is not using a 24 tooth "rip" blade. A 60 to 80 tooth blade for plywood will give a smoother cut on the flooring. If using a jig saw more finer teeth will help as well.
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Wow! That looks great!
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