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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
 
3.8

(based on 443 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (148)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (164)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (34)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (159)
  • Easy to install (114)
  • Durable (83)
  • Attractive finish (71)
  • Easy to clean (66)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (10)
  • No added benefit (10)
  • Difficult to install (5)
  • Dulls look of floor (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Laminate floors (135)
  • Living room (61)
  • Bedroom (60)
  • Dining room (60)
  • Family room (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (155), Casual do-it-yourselfer (147), Beginner (60), Do-it-yourself (29), Novice (28)

Reviewed by 443 customers

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1.0

Some what dissatisfied

By Dewey

from Woodland, Utah

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Medal Bar Worked Well

Cons

  • No Added Benefit

Best Uses

    Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

    Got the idea but had to make my own parts, metal bar worked great

     
    3.0

    Install kit

    By floor layer

    from cleveland, ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

          Works fine but it's not worth the price charged.

           
          1.0

          Don't like it!!!!

          By mule

          from idaho

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Laminate Floors

            Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

            This kit doesn't work. It breaks the lip off of flooring.Very frusterating to use!

             
            2.0

            Install kit

            By Slyoder

            from Ft Myers fl

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

              Cons

              • No Added Benefit

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                The kit was not very useful or durable. I didn't use the spacers they keep sliding and the tapping block chipped 4 pieces of my flooring before it broke and wasn't any good by the second box of flooring. The pulling bar was useful in the tight spots. With it had a larger lip to hit.

                 
                5.0

                Indispensable Tools

                By Arvey

                from Auburn, ME

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Protects Wood

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bamboo/Cork
                  • Hardwood Floors
                  • Laminate Floors

                  Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                  Absolutely essential when installing any locking flooring product. Makes everything easier to do and will help cut down amount of cursing tremendously.

                   
                  1.0

                  Don't waste your money

                  By Tickled Pink

                  from Central OH

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                        The tapping block crumbled and was absolutely worthless. The spacers worked fine.

                         
                        2.0

                        Not a happy installer!

                        By Donna the Doer

                        from Chaplin, Kentucky

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • The Block Broke Rapidly

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                            I was not happy with the install kit. The block used for setting the boards together broke into after the first couple of rows of flooring. I had to make a jig from a scrap piece of flooring to complete the floor installation. Although the bar for the last piece in each row was very helpful and worked great, I can't recommend purchasing this product to anyone.

                             
                            3.0

                            Some good, some not so good

                            By Frank

                            from Elverson, Pa.

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Protects Wood

                            Cons

                            • One Tool Broke

                            Best Uses

                            • Laminate Floors

                            Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                            The metal tool worked great, did not bend or damage the laminate. However, the plastic block broke early and easily. Fortunately, I had another block from a different kit that picked up the slack.

                             
                            1.0

                            CHEAP!

                            By vin

                            from pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                                  CHEAP plastic driving block broke after installing 2 yes "2" boards completely crumbled in my hands had to finish the remaining 300 sq feet using a self made block, yes it was only $15 for the kit but this product isn't worth 15 cents

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Junk

                                  By B

                                  from Ohio

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Dream Home Laminate Installation Kit:

                                        While installing the 9th piece of laminate flooring it broke.

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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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