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Laminate Installation Kit

Dream Home  Laminate Installation Kit

Laminate Installation Kit
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SKU: 10012218
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Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit
Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit is recommended for Do It Yourself-ers.  The kit includes a plastic tapping block, a pulling bar, and spacers

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Dream HomeLaminate Installation Kit
 
3.7

(based on 468 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (169)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (43)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (172)
  • Easy to install (117)
  • Durable (83)
  • Attractive finish (71)
  • Easy to clean (66)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (12)
  • No added benefit (12)
  • Difficult to install (6)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Dulls look of floor (3)

Best Uses

  • Laminate floors (146)
  • Living room (61)
  • Bedroom (60)
  • Dining room (60)
  • Family room (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (166), Casual do-it-yourselfer (156), Beginner (65), Do-it-yourself (29), Novice (28)

Reviewed by 468 customers

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3.0

Gotta Have it, but better quailty helps

By Doc C

from Rivsd CA

About Me Beginner

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Block Is Too Cheap

Best Uses

  • Laminate Floors

Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

You cant install Laminate with out a block and hook and spacers. But this kit is cheap.
The block cracked after about 2oo sqft. Spacers are too light and move too much.

 
3.0

Nice product, but needs improvements

By BooBugs Mom

from Lincoln, Ne

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Protects Wood

Cons

  • Broke Easy

Best Uses

  • Laminate Floors

Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

I thought the tapping block in this kit was great until it broke half way through the job. Needs to be redesigned. The rest of the kit was great.

 
4.0

Good to have

By Jocee

from Boston, MA

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

      This kit was useful for laying a laminate floor. The spacers did not always stay together and stay upright. May have been my mistake.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Russ and Dot

      from Henning, Tennessee

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Look
      • Protects Wood
      • Reduces Noise

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Laminate Floors

        Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

        we redid our kitchen and it is beautiful.

        Service and delivery comments:

        the service was great at both stores we went to that day.

         
        1.0

        Not very sturdy

        By KLC

        from Lake Oswego OR

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Worked Well At Start

        Cons

        • Broke Halfway Thru Projec

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

          The tapping block was not very sturdy. It worked well to begin with but pieces gradually started falling off! We ended up having to use a cut off piece of laminate as a tapping block.

           
          4.0

          Gotta have the tapping block

          By Shana

          from Mount Joy

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

              Would be nice if LL sold just the block, cause mine broke halfway thru the install, but they took care of me and gave me a new one. You guys rock!

               
              2.0

              Not worth the price

              By Angela

              from Greenfield, MA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Spacers Break Easy
              • Tapping Block Broke Quick

              Best Uses

              • Laminate Floors

              Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

              The pull bar is the only good item in this kit. The tapping bar is a great size and shape but the material that it is made out of is subpar. The spacers are pretty worthless, we had to cut up paint sticks to make our own -b they worked much better!

               
              1.0

              Waste of Money

              By Ronnie

              from Port Rowan On. Canada

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                I used a rubber mallet as suggested and one third into installation it started to break and fall apart .

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Barely made it through one room.

                By Grandpa Bill

                from Schiller Park, IL

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • A Necessary Tool

                Cons

                • Tapping Block Weak

                Best Uses

                • Laminate Floors

                Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                A much needed toolkit but the tapping block began shedding pieces of itself with 20% of the floor uninstalled.

                 
                1.0

                Tapping blocks shatter...grrrrrr

                By Mark

                from New Orleans, LA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                      I wound up buying 3 installations kits due to the tapping blocks being made of a cheap, brittle material & breaking...wasted more time with that problem than actually installing my floors until I made my own out of wood...THAT worked perfectly!
                      Do yourself a favor...and make your own, if the first breaks as the 3 I bought, did (grrrrr)...
                      the blocks in those kits were a total waste of time & money.

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                      • Q:

                        Can you put over tile flooring?
                        Asked on 2/1/2014 by Charlie

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          If the question is can a laminate be put over tile flooring;
                          Yes you can!
                          You can find complete installation instructions on our website through the Flooring 101 web pages for easy installation, Type in - Your product SKU# -. Thank you for writing in.

                          Answered on 2/3/2014 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        I have panleing on my family room & would like to know what of laminate color or design would go with it? Thanks
                        Asked on 7/13/2013 by Erma from Mechanicsville va

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Please call our Sales Dept.  @ (800) 476-0007

                          Answered on 7/15/2013 by Tech & Install
                      • Q:

                        Which is better for kitchen flooring, laminate or hardwood?
                        Asked on 12/29/2012 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product question would be better answered by our Sales Department, they are more familiar with all of our flooring products and can better assist you with your questions.
                          Please call our Sales Dept. @ (800) 476-0007 for pricing and availability. Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 1/3/2013 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        What size are these spacers? ie: 1/2"?
                        Asked on 12/4/2012 by KBerco from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          They are 1/4" wedges, place two together to make 1/2" spacers.

                          Answered on 12/10/2012 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        I installed Nirvana laminate flooring. I bought your companies cleaner and application mop. I have 1800+ sq. ft. to clean. It is very demanding covering that much area when you are 70 yrs. old. I also use a professional dry mop to dust the floors daily. Can you recommend an easier way of cleaning it?
                        Asked on 10/9/2012 by none

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          You are doing the right thing, however the cleaner is only necessary about once or twice a month.

                          For general cleaning a swiffer type system works best. Not one that sprays the floor however. Lightly damp is fine but never soak or flood mop your floor. Do not use steam mops. Have a no shoes policy as much as possible. Use felt pads on all furniture. Sweep often.

                          Answered on 10/9/2012 by Tech & Install
                      • Q:

                        I have baseboard heat so I can not reach the baseboard to put spacers or the quarter round in. What do I need to secure the laminate at that end ?
                        Asked on 9/17/2012 by ROBERT from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Thank you for writing in! I would be glad to help you with your questions.
                          You can contact me directly:
                          Mark
                          Technical & Installation Specialist
                          Office (800)-366-4204 ext. 4857
                          My work hours are 10AM to 7PM Eastern Standard Time

                          Answered on 9/19/2012 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        How is the spacing tool use installing laminate flooring?
                        Asked on 8/9/2012 by Wonka from troutdale, or.

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          They are wedges that are 1/4" wide but when two are putt back to back they can adjust up to 1/2". Thank you for writing in.

                          Answered on 8/14/2012 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        Im intalling laminate flooring for the first time getting frustrated keep chipping the ends off the planks what am I doing wrong I am using the block included in kit but can't seem to keep from chipping am I supposed to be using the pull bar for this
                        Asked on 7/21/2012 by Linda kay

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Sorry to hear your having trouble Thank you for writing in! I would be glad to help you with your questions.
                          You can contact me directly:
                          Mark
                          Technical & Installation Specialist
                          Office (800)-366-4204 ext. 4857
                          My work hours are 10AM to 7PM Eastern Standard Time

                          Answered on 8/3/2012 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        how wide are the spacers?
                        Asked on 6/15/2012 by Anonymous from Morris, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          They are wedges that are 1/4" wide but when two are putt back to back they can adjust up to 1/2".
                          Thank you for writing in.

                          Answered on 6/19/2012 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        What's the minimum gap that should be left around all of the outside edges of a floor being covered with Dream Home Nirvana laminate? Doesn't this flooring need room for expansion and contraction?
                        Asked on 5/27/2012 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The minimum would be a 10mm gap.
                          You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
                          Thank you for your question.

                          Answered on 5/29/2012 by cc-2
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