Laminate Floor: Bindings between rooms?

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Old 10-27-05, 09:28 PM
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Laminate Floor: Bindings between rooms?

I'm in the process of installing a wood laminate floor throughout my house. My initial intention was to simply lay the floor without any breaks from room to room, all the way through the house.

But as I think more about it, should I be dividing each transition from room to hallway, room to room, etc. with a binding/threshold (not even sure what you call it)? My thinking is that by the time I head all the way down the hallway and straight into the master, if it is even just a bit crooked, but the time it gets to the end of the master, it'll be really crooked. The bindings would give you the ability to slightly start over and square things up.

Most houses I have seen done with laminate are just installed constant throughout the house without the transitions I'm talking about.....but no one I know is an expert in installing the stuff.

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Old 10-28-05, 04:59 AM
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The other homes you've seen may have been improperly done.

The transition piece you are referring too is actually an expansion gap, or T-Moulding. Typically, with laminate flooring, these are required every 25-30 feet in either direction. So, installing them at the doorways etc. may be a good place to put them.
 
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Old 10-28-05, 08:18 AM
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bindings in door ways...

t- mode is correct word....but many flloor are run staright thru the house with no t modings but only if the floor is kept square and if the walls are square you start from..i would lay the floor and if a t mold is need in a door way then use it...if you come to a door way and you believe it to be square then run with it ,,with out a t molding.... as i said i ahve done many and had to use no t moldings but have done many where i had to us some ....any other questions let me know....
 
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Old 10-28-05, 08:26 AM
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Yeah last night I dug into it further and figured out the T-moulding process. The more I thought about it, I'm seeing way more advantages of using the moulding as opposed to not using them, so I ran to Lowes and bought their "4 in 1" setup to match my flooring. I'd rather not risk it - once you start there's no turning back.

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Old 10-28-05, 08:54 AM
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t molds between rooms

you may get lucky and and not need any but your right once you start no turning back...i will say i have had more jobs that needed no t molds than ones that did....also if its on wood..t molds are easy to put down...but if its on concrete then it gets to be a lil tough....good luckkkkk and happy flooring
 
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