Laminate flooring in "large" room


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Old 11-13-05, 08:13 PM
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Laminate flooring in "large" room

my living room is 14 by 16 this connects to an L shaped hall. I want to install laminate in living room and hall, doing this the longest length is 24 feet (edge of living room and down first hall). I have been told that I need to put a T Moulding some were in this area to keep it from buckling. Does any one have info on this what is the maximum length I can go with out T moulding
 
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Old 11-14-05, 11:25 AM
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What brand do you have?
 
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Old 11-14-05, 08:15 PM
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I have not purchased any thing yet. I am waiting to have answers before investing $$$$. Any brands I should stay away from?
 
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Old 11-15-05, 05:41 AM
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You should be fine. Leave a little extra expansion space just for your peace of mind.
 
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Old 11-15-05, 10:34 AM
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Chander: I didn't mean to say there was certain brands to stay away from. I only asked which brand b/c it was my understanding that every brand has their specifics...that's all. Carpets Done Wright is a pro so never mind me It's good you are doing your research though! Good luck!
 
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Old 11-15-05, 01:46 PM
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I did a 40 foot hall/kitchen/dining area.That is, this section of the house is 40ft long and the hall runs down the middle of it,off to one side of this hall is the dining room,then the kitchen,(open concept) down hall aways is the bathroom,also done in a laminate,drop down three stairs into the living room.I can sit in my livingroom and look straight down the floor,I can barely see one dip inthe floor,(could be fixed with a wedge between floor joist and plywood) but it does not bother me that much and my feet never notice.I used a product from "hercules" , 9.5mm thick,with the most expensive underpad.I really went over the floor to level it out,wedges,floor leveling compound,the whole 9 yards,because of the distance & the fact that you can see all the way down the hall.get back to me if you get the urge,my application is in Canada , so it will get the chance to see 4 saesons...
 
 

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