Laminate Flooring Wall.

KMS Woodworks
by KMS Woodworks
A long term client of mine recently went through an extensive remodel. One of the walls in the dining area had been set up with dozens of small framed mirrors. This was his girlfriends idea (part her and part their designer) Well, after a separation and her moving out my client wanted something a bit more masculine. The same designer suggested installing laminate flooring on the wall...rather than go through the time and expense of doing some extensive drywall repairs.
The designer began the install and not being a pro carpenter or having much experience with flooring installs the wall project came out looking a but under par compared to the awesome stuff he has done in the rest of the home.
The designers install was not fully "clicked" together and he also face nailed the flooring. The results looked, crappy. finish nail holes ever 16" or so and unsightly gaps.
The original plan was to do two walls with this flooring but only one was completed, with the extra material I was able to complete a "proper" install.
Tight joints, clean cuts and NO NAILS.
After the mirrors and poorly installed flooring was removed.
Look gaps
Just need to paint the trim stick on the left side
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  • Josh Dannel Josh Dannel on Apr 01, 2016
    I am about to start this project but I have an arched opening with rounded corners to a hall way, do you have any suggestions how to handle this or cut it. I was going to run it up to the corner but concerned there will be a gap on the back side.
  • Judith Barry Judith Barry on Jul 22, 2016
    I need to find hanging rails to attach to a brick wall where I'm putting laminate flooring. I found a European company (HARO, Hamberger Flooring GmbH & Co.) located in Germany that has the ideal attachments. Apparently they have no such items in the U.S. . Can you suggest something that could work. The entire wall is brick with a fireplace. Home was built in the 50's.
  • Nora Lambright Nora Lambright on Feb 23, 2019

    Could I staple or nail the laminate flooring to the wall? If I glue it and want to take it down later, how would that affect the drywall?

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  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 04, 2016
    Hi Kevin..I still like this....such a great idea. Been missing you and your great posts. Hope you are ok!
  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on Feb 02, 2019

    I did it as back splash in kitchen but found I needed a few finishing nails to secure. Same thing in pet feeding room/litter box room. Not finished yet, but here is my work in progress).