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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:45 AM
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i have a lot of scrap laminate flooring. suggestions on re-uses for
it?

how weather proof do you think it'll be. wonder if I can use it outside for trimming out planters and such?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 01:41 PM
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1. It is completely NOT weatherproof.
In the first rain, the substrate will swell up like a hammered thumb. It is only pressed board.

Don't burn it either. It has waaaaay too many bad substances (all inert and safe in normal use) in it.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 05:49 PM
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2. *sigh*
i knew that :banghead:

it's just as well i put it all in the dump trailer today
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 08:12 PM
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3. Line the floors of cabinets?
I used extra vinyl tiles to line the floors of my kitchen and ethroom sink cabinets. This protects them from the cleaning stuff.

You could also do the floors of a closet.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:15 PM
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4. we did all the closets as part of the job
the cabinet idea is pretty good though, thanks! :bounce:
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:22 PM
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5. I have some wire shelving in the garage...
...and I cut pieces of particleboard to fit as shelf liners. Flooring would work just as well, I'd think.

handily,
Bright
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:49 PM
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6. great idea! thanks, I hadn't thought of that! n/t
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:47 PM
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7. We used it instead of baseboard around the cabinets.
I didn't like the way the baseboards looked against the cabinets in the kitchen and bath, so I used the scrap laminate instead, nailing and sealing it flush with the floor. We used clear caulk to seal against the floor.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 02:53 PM
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8. was gonna suggest using it to cover an ugly
clip board, or plastic trays- etc. sanded edges and a nice poly-urethane top coat would make some classy home made gifts- or maybe cover some sturdy cardboard boxes and used them as 'gift boxes'??

sorry I didn't read this earlier-
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