Why Sam's Uniboard Laminate > 33' Requires T-moldings


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Old 12-23-05, 10:22 AM
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Why Sam's Uniboard Laminate > 33' Requires T-moldings

Has anyone installed Sam's Uniboard laminate in length's > 33' w/o T-molding? What's the danger in not using the T-molding?
 
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Old 12-23-05, 11:16 AM
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T-moldings are installed in the expansion gap between two floors of the same height.
 
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Old 12-23-05, 07:21 PM
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The expansion and contraction are calculated by the manufacturer. Running more than their recommended 33' can cause either buckling, by lack of expansion space, or joint failure because of too much movement over that predetermined span. A T-moulding will allow for an expansion space for the laminate floor on either side of the T-moulding.
 
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Old 12-24-05, 04:25 AM
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OK, you've convinced me. Where is the best place to buy transition prefinished molding?
 
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Old 12-25-05, 03:05 AM
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Are you using that Lock 'n Seal laminate. If so you can order them from SamsClub.com or most Lowe's stores stock the same item in the pergo brand. It's a 4in1 style.
 
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Old 12-27-05, 11:46 AM
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Lock'nSeal moisture barrier

Yes, it is Lock'nSeal. What about the moisture barrier on the Sam's web site, SimpleSolutions Moisturbloc polyethylene film @ $13.87/6 mils/120 ft2? Is there any advantage to this product vs generic poly film?
 
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Old 12-28-05, 01:09 AM
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I've been using 6mil poly. I can cover a large area with minimal seaming. Check with Uniboards, I think will they have no problem with that.
 
 

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