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TowerDave

03:44AM | 03/02/03
Member Since: 02/24/02
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Hello,

I am about to put down laminate flooring in our finished basement. Previous owner installed carpeting over tile down there, so I don't think moisture is a problem.

Here is my dilemma. In one corner is the sump pit (not sure if I'm describing this right). There was no tile over the concrete trap door over the pit, but the carpeting was installed right over it. I am not going to install the laminate over it for obvious reasons, but what is the best way to handle this? Do I attach some sort of border around the circular trap door to butt the flooring up to?

Has anyone done this before? Any ideas? We've been in this house for almost 2 years, with one very wet spring, and as far as I know, the sump pump has never had to operate. I am going to watch it this spring, now that we have uncovered the pit, to see if any water is getting in there at all.

One other question too. How do I work with laminate flooring around a brick hearth? How do I butt the flooring up to the brick?

Any ideas would be appreciated, and if you need more information, let me know.

Thanks,

TowerDave

[This message has been edited by TowerDave (edited March 02, 2003).]

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