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Old 08-02-2020, 10:18 AM   #1
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I was wondereing if its possible to make inlays in parquet floors and laminatefloors? If it works would it be preferable to remove the entier floor where the inlays would be or to route 4-6 mm into the floor, then glue the inlays. How would the inlay be Sanded to fit the existing floor to avoid scratches on laminate? and treated after glue?
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Lazer cut inlays come with a template to route them into the existing floor. Trick is, getting an inlay the same thickness as your existing floor. You can buy prefinished inlays.
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No one installing laminate deserves an inlay.
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No one installing laminate deserves an inlay.
They do if they'll pay enough for it ... but sadly you are right >they won't and don't
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Lazer cut inlays come with a template to route them into the existing floor. Trick is, getting an inlay the same thickness as your existing floor. You can buy prefinished inlays.
Thanks for replies. The issue i can See with a inlay glued to mdf or plywood is the installing AS the parquet or laminate isnt nailed. So there will be movement between the inlay and floor Gluing it with silikon or whatever i dont consider a lasting solution. Excuse my english, and maybe not proper spelling on materials or tools iM from norway. I have never done a inlay before but i would really like to Get into it. Here there are close to none that gets hardwood floors, if it is theres usually old cabins and old houses where the owner either just paint the floor or sand it down.
I been looking to maybe buy a sharper origin for the task, and cutting of small pieces of wood typical 3-4 mm thick route into the floor and glue the pieces. Would it be sufficent or just be a ****show? Hehe..
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I'd consider doing this as marquetry. It's veneer, so it's a somewhat different set of problems.
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I agree with hdavis. Get some formica pieces in whatever colors or wood grain patterns suit the job, cut the to shape with a fine tooth scroll saw or coping saw, and glue to a thin backer. Trick will be getting the thickness to match the rest of the floor. Create the inlay as a separate piece first, then glue it in place on the floor and install the rest of the flooring up to it. Going to be a lot of work.

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