Floor Tile to Hardwood Laminate Flooring Conversion
Ordinarily this type of flooring takes a few hours, even with beginners, and the job is done.
This was a rescued pile of boards. They were in good shape and were previously installed in this same house. They were leftover from a renovation, and had spent 8 years living under a dog crate.
Previously used, previously cut, needed to be sorted before use. Normal boards have a male oriented layout, and a female layout. The female side needs to engage the male side, and then get married to the left. Repeat.
The old floor needed to be removed. It was glued down so needed to heat the glue with a heat gun. Then, a sturdy scraper and bar was used to keep tile from readhering to the floor.
It was a long process. I did the first batch alone. Took about three minutes to remove a tile. With help, it was a lot faster.
Tools to remove trim. Hammer, bar. Remove old trim very carefully. Label so you can reapply it to finished wall later.
Measure Starting Point
After measuring, we ended up redoing the first piece so it would fit pretty under door jamb. This required using multi tool to remove enough wood to insert flooring underneath
See How They Fit Together