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A decision made

I finally made a decision. I’m going to take the laminate all the way into the kitchen. So now it’s time to get back into the floor laying business.

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The first step is to chisel out all of the tack strip underneath the front of this cabinet. The front was added after the cabinet was originally installed. So I can see what color the original carpet was. Burnt yellow shag.

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With the decision made, it was time to scrape linoleum up, sand the adhesive and get started.

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The kitchen went super quick once we got started. There were lots of small cuts to get the width of the kitchen correct, but it was pretty easy overall.

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Some of the more complicated cuts we did with a back saw, the chop saw and a skill saw. I kept forgetting to remind dad to pick up the jigsaw.

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You can see one of the fun cuts we got to make.

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I did not expect to get this much of the kitchen flooring done so quickly. Once I got close to the fridge, dad and I moved the fridge around so i could plug it back in and get the linoleum out from the fridge. Then I could start in the pantry.

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Phase I of laminate complete. One good evening of work and we got the kitchen and pantry done. I was very impressed.

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