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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Miter saw
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Caulk gun
    • Framing square
    • Knee pads
    • Notched trowel
    • Rags
    • Rubber mallet
    • Sanding block
    • Table saw

You'll also need a tapping block for the flooring (sold with the flooring).

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 3/8-in. laminate flooring (3 colors)
    • Stone tile
    • Floor adhesive
    • Stain pen
    • Silicone caulk
    • Finish nails
    • 1/4-in. plywood underlayment (if needed)
    • Cardboard

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