problem with my laminate flooring


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Old 03-01-06, 12:09 PM
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problem with my laminate flooring

We recently had over 800 sq. ft. of laminate flooring installed and where it butts end to end it peaks. We had the installer back out and he said that it was normal for 8mm laminate to do this. I have seen lots of laminate flooring and had never noticed this. Would like some opinions on this.
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Old 03-01-06, 02:33 PM
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Was it a glued joint laminate? The original Pergo's would do that.

I'd be on the phone with the manufactures customer service dept. and ask them.
 
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Old 03-01-06, 04:09 PM
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No, it was not glued down. It is click lock. I really belive that the installer hit it a little to hard on some of the butt ends and this made it peak. And yes I have called the manufacture and still waiting for a response.
 
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Old 03-01-06, 09:18 PM
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It's a common complaint. Some laminated boards need to be installed length then short or short then length. If yours is the latter and the installer used the wrong technique, then your seams on the shorts will generally peak, as there was too much pressure applied. It's frustrating to see installers use the easy install method instead of doing it right.

Typically, some laminate floors will peak due to the compression at the seam with locking systems, but then all the seams would peak uniformly.
 
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Old 03-02-06, 03:30 AM
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Good that you called, please let us know what their response was.
 
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Old 03-04-06, 11:35 AM
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Well, the owner of the company that installed my floors came out and looked at my floor and he said that it was installed correctly (naturally). He said that it could peak at least a credit card high and be ok. I wan't sasitified with this so I have called the (Laminate Store) that is who we bought it from and they are sending their own inspector out from Florida to inspect it. I will let you know what happens in two or three weeks
 

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Old 03-04-06, 11:42 AM
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Well, the owner of the instulation company that works for, (The Laminate Store), that is who we bought the flooring from, came out and looked at my floor and said that it was installed correctly, and that it was common for the 8mm to peak at least a credit card high. I wasn't sasitfied with this so I have called (The Laminate Store) and they are sending an inspector of their own out in to inspect my floors. I have a feeling that I am in a loosing battle here. I will let you know in a few weeks what happens.
 
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Your correct, the ends were beat together, too tight. They may or may not go down over time and traffic on the floor. A credit card? That is high! He must have beat the @#!^&* out of it.
 
 

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