Caulking laminent floor expansion gaps?


  #1  
Old 08-06-05, 02:11 PM
Hacker1
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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?

Thanks
Hacker1
 
  #2  
Old 08-06-05, 04:05 PM
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 5,073
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
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.
 
  #3  
Old 08-07-05, 07:53 AM
Hacker1
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thanks you!
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: