laminate flooring spacing around the edges ...............


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Old 03-02-07, 09:58 AM
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Cool laminate flooring spacing around the edges ...............

it says allwo spacing for expansion....

I am laying down flooring.............



I am redoing our place in the bronx, and two places in PA....

doing laminate flooring now

question

know any good remodeling forums?

and...any of you guys ever lay down laminate flooring/? what is the space you should allow for expansion? some say 1/2 inch, but that looks big....others say 3/16, but that looks small..

rooms are

18 x 14
14 x 28
12 x 10



help!


I am new here.....hi everybody!

love to work on things, cars, houses, computers............


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Old 03-02-07, 11:21 AM
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you need to leave as much expansion as you INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS say to.

do everything by the book & you'll be fine.

and THIS is the best remodeling forum. welcome.
 
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Old 03-02-07, 11:22 AM
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called these guys...

they said minimum ...........of at least 1/4....but guy said he has said he has seen installs where they have done as little as 1/8 of inch .......


the isssue is more of a "house moving" vs. a "floor expansion" issue......

hey this place is great!

helps me answer my own questions!


LOL


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Old 03-02-07, 11:47 AM
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instructions say 1/2 inch, but then the trim does not cover it....


so, kinda did some googling.....


hey, anyone buy and flip houses here?


that is my next gig

I already have rental properties....

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Old 03-02-07, 09:11 PM
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what a great GREAT forum


the install is going well.....

will post some pics...

NOW, just found out that the lower left corner where you start the install...where the TOUNGE in against the wall...

just found out I was supposed to cut that off....

oh well


hey, I will get a bigger piece of molding, or a strip to bring the molding out from the wall....build it out...

damn molding is expensive! I hate that !


they lure you in with the flooring price, then KILL you with the extras!


thanks

big al
 
 

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