I installed COREtec Pro Plus XL Enhanced in Cairo Oak. They are waterproof and interlocking with cork backing. They were flexible which made for easy installation.
It took me 6 weeks while working from home and living in the space. I still have to paint touchup the baseboards where nailed. I also plan to paint the stair banister as that wood color doesn’t match at all. I installed the entire ground level with no transitions.
The most time consuming part was building up the subfloor where there was carpet (1/2 inch low).
The worst part I did was the sloping from old sheet linoleum to built-up subfloor (3/32 inch). I didn’t slope enough so the floor sounds different in those areas (sloped three feet but should have been six).
I watched all the videos before I started and asked multiple questions. Very happy to have found Joe and Laminate University. Also, very happy with the final product!
I pulled the baseboards off, repainted and returned. I borrowed a nail-gun which made it much easier. I also caulked and touchup the paint once hung. The bullnose corners were the hardest part because they were glued in place. So, when I removed them, I had to cut them in half to break them using my oscillating multi-tool. I then cut new pieces when rehanging. It took a while to get the trick of it. Basically, the two longer trim pieces have to be even at the bullnose in order for the small piece to fit well.
Hi! Thanks for the info. I pulled off the base boards with no issues, but wanted to replace with taller baseboards as my home has the older short ones. Once I get this floor in I will give it a go. My dad has a compressor and nail gun so I am lucky with that one. Your house looks great! Can’t wait to get my Coretec floors installed!