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We’ve covered laminate flooring cutters before, but we just couldn’t pass up writing about the Floor Boar. It’s one part ratchet, one part mini-saw, and instead of slicing through flooring with a sharp blade, you ratchet the handle up and down to make dual saw blade-like cutters chew through flooring.

The Floor Boar’s ratcheting dual blade action allows you to make cross cuts, angle cuts, and even rip flooring lengthwise. Plus you can stop any where in the cut, flip the reversing lever on the ratchet, and back the flooring out.¬†This allows you to make notches and stopped cuts. To see the tool in action, make sure you check out Robert’s YouTube video link at the end of the post.

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Floating floors have come a long way from the crappy picture of wood pasted to a pressboard substrate; now you can even install floating ceramic tile floors. Besides actually being real ceramic or porcelain tile, the floors promise to be much easier and less messy to install.

Two such floating floor systems are Cerama-lock and SnapStone.  Rather than using glue or other adhesive to stick the tile in place, both use trays which snap together and hold the tiles. These systems can be installed over most hard surfaces with less prep than traditional methods of laying tile.

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