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Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit

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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
 
3.8

(based on 490 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (177)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (43)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (188)
  • Easy to install (121)
  • Durable (83)
  • Attractive finish (71)
  • Protects wood (67)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (13)
  • No added benefit (13)
  • Difficult to install (6)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Dulls look of floor (3)

Best Uses

  • Laminate floors (161)
  • Living room (61)
  • Bedroom (60)
  • Dining room (60)
  • Family room (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (174), Casual do-it-yourselfer (167), Beginner (67), Do-it-yourself (29), Novice (28)

Reviewed by 490 customers

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4.0

Very handy

By KarlitosV

from Lincoln, NE

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Spacers did not work in our older home.

Best Uses

    Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

    I recommend getting this kit. Our house has plaster and lathe walls and the spacers did not work due to the large gap between the previous floor and the wall.

     
    4.0

    for the price it was well worth it!

    By Lora

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Protects Wood

    Cons

    • not for multi room use. buy a better product

    Best Uses

    • Hardwood Floors
    • Home
    • Laminate Floors

    Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

    This is a wonderful kit for a beginner. But if I was going to do more then one room I would buy a better hitting block. The hitting block by the end of my room started to chip off. But I LOVED the spacers!!!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Must Have!

    By Cousa1

    from Hudson Valley, NY

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Laminate Floors

      Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

      If installing laminate you should have this tool or something similar.

       
      4.0

      Good kit. Worked well.

      By Jon

      from State College, PA

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Protects Wood

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

          none

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Necessary

          By Mikku

          from NJ

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Laminate Floors

            Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

            This kit is needed to install edge pieces. It makes it much easier. You could use other tools but you may damage your product. I recommend to make you life easier. It's worth it

             
            5.0

            Very useful and less expensive

            By Albu

            from Gilbert, AZ

            About Me Beginner

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Laminate Floors

                Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                Its helped me for installation.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very easy to install. Looks good.

                By Allan Welch (real Estate agent)

                from White House, TN

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Improves Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                    Some pieces did not seem to lock in as well as others, so we had to move them a little further away from the last piece that went down then tap it into place. The video I watched recommended tapeing 2 of the wedges from the installatin kit together, I would suggest using just 1.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    The store in Rivergate/Madison Tennessee was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would install this product again

                      By Dan

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bamboo/Cork
                        • Hardwood Floors
                        • Home
                        • Laminate Floors

                        Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                        We used the install kit on all of the boards to tighten the joints and when up against the wall for the final board in each row.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Everything was waiting for us on time.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Kit

                        By St Paul Install Kit

                        from St Paul, MN

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Laminate Floors

                          Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                          The tapping block chipped and we had to replace TWICE

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I would not have done it without this tool

                          By KM

                          from Fair Lawn, nj

                          About Me Beginner

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Laminate Floors

                            Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                            The laminate installation kit really help. Without it, I am pretty I will not be able to install the floor.

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                            • Q:

                              what is the size of the pull bar?
                              Asked on 12/22/2016 by Don from United States

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                It is about 11" long.
                                LAMK

                                Answered on 12/27/2016 by cc-2
                            • Q:

                              Any problem bad idea etc. installing on Mobile home floor?
                              Asked on 8/19/2015 by JOHNNY from Mississippi, United States

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                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.
                                This item is used to help with the installation of laminate flooring.
                                Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

                                Answered on 8/20/2015 by cc-2
                            • Q:

                              How many spacers are included in this kit?
                              Asked on 7/26/2015 by Aimee from henryville

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                There are 20 spacers.
                                Thank you for writing in.

                                Answered on 7/28/2015 by cc-2
                            • Q:

                              Can this laminate be installed on a concrete slab? (Not a basement. I have 400 sq feet of Den space)
                              Asked on 1/20/2015 by none from Blackwood, NJ

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Floating laminate flooring is ideal over concrete slabs. Concrete must be flat and level with no more than 3/16" in 10' variance or 1/8" in a 6' radius. Concrete slabs also require a moisture barrier. A 6 to 8 mil poly sheeting moisture barrier should be laid for floating floors for an On or Below grade Concrete subfloor. Overlap seams 4-6" and tape with duct tape. Overlay perimeter 3-4" up wall. Then lay an approved underlayment for floating flooring (unless you have padding attached laminate).

                                Answered on 1/22/2015 by Tech & Install
                            • 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
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