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Dream Home  Laminate Installation Kit

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
 
3.7

(based on 470 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (43)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (173)
  • 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 (148)
  • Living room (61)
  • Bedroom (60)
  • Dining room (60)
  • Family room (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (167), Casual do-it-yourselfer (157), Beginner (65), Do-it-yourself (29), Novice (28)

Reviewed by 470 customers

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3.0

Half good

By Techies at work

from Columbia, MD

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Laminate Floors

      Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

      The pull bar was essential to a good installation, but the tapping block cracked after about 6 boards, and shattered completely about 8 boards later. A chunk of hardwood, after a little detail work replaced it and was far easier and more durable. Spacers did their job. If they sold the pull bar separately that would be better.

       
      4.0

      Installation Kit

      By DIY me

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Laminate Floors

        Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

        I bought the kit hoping to use all of the contents. The pull bar was excellent - a must have for installing laminate floor. The taping block broke halfway thru installation so we used a piece of discarded laminate flooring, which worked a lot better. We did not use the spacers since there were not enough of them. I had leftover wood from another project which worked a lot better.

         
        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 .

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                      18 Questions | 18 Answers
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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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