little gap appears in laminate floor

Old 11-17-05, 05:52 AM
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little gap appears in laminate floor

I put down laminate flooring about 6 weeks ago and it was all grand but then all of a sudden a little gap appeared in the middle of the foor. my problem is that we have put beading around the skirting that covers the gap at the end of the floor so i cant hammer it from the end.
Is there a tool that can be used to close such gaps? Maybe s thing that can be hammered that has rubber on the end can be put down on the floor or something?
Old 11-17-05, 06:29 AM
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Yes there is a tool. As funny as it sounds, tennis shoes.

You and a partner put on your tennis shoes. Each stand on the opposite sides of the gap. Count down and jump towards each other and as you land force your feet toward the gap. Do it several times.

Or one stand still on the row as the other jumps. Just remember the gap you close in the middle, will then be a gap farther down the row on the next end joint.

If you feel you moving and closing the gap. Put a little elmers glue in the nd joint. Don't put any glue on until you can see and tell your closing the gap.

I have had this problem with Witex laminates, several times.
Old 11-17-05, 07:00 AM
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what a fantastic suggestion! I'll give it go man - Thanks very much.
Old 11-17-05, 08:38 AM
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I have used a Saucony 10.5 Grid Shadow - Gap Eliminator

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