Caulking laminent floor expansion gaps?

Old 08-06-05, 02:11 PM
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Caulking laminent floor expansion gaps?

I'm in the process of installing a laminent floating floor. I've been advised by word of mouth to caulk the perimeter expansion gaps too prevent liquid from getting underneath in case of a spill. The floor is not in a kitchen or bathroom, but the potential for my kids spilling is real. Is this a good idea, or will it interfere with floating floor as it expands and contracts?

Old 08-06-05, 04:05 PM
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This was recommended years ago, when the laminates were glued together.

But with the glueless laminates today, it is not going to matter, as water will get through the normal seams, and under the floor.

If it makes you feel better, you need sponge backer rod, and 100% silicone caulking.
Old 08-07-05, 07:53 AM
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Thanks you!

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