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Laminate wood flooring is installed by locking the pieces together with a tongue and groove design, and then gluing them together at the edges on top of a closed-cell polyethylene foam padding. Installing a laminate wood... More »

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To install IKEA laminate flooring, remove the tongue part of several pieces of laminate, place spacers along the wall to leave a 1/4 inch gap, and put the first piece of flooring in place. Lay all the other pieces to com... More »

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While several factors determine the best underlay for laminate flooring, About.com recommends 1/16-inch foam padding that comes in approximately 3-foot wide rolls. This material provides some give to the laminate to incr... More »

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