glueless laminate system


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Old 05-03-08, 01:38 AM
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glueless laminate system

I bought 352sq ft. of glueless flooring from home depot-trafficmaster, southern oak. my question is I have installed it over most of the floor but it seems to be coming apart in places. spaces where they join together on the ends. should I glue the ones with spaces or should I get them tight and put screws at the wall end so they dont move. yes they are on padding made for this, over plywood. thank you in advance.....
 
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Hi!

When you installed them, did you use a tapping block to securely fasten them into the adjoining planks?

Did you leave the required expansion gap along the walls?

Is this flooring on the second floor, above a crawlspace?

Did you also install a 6mil plastic moisture barrier?
 
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Old 05-03-08, 09:07 AM
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laminate flooring

tapping block made for this flooring,fiberglass. 1/2 " expansion gap all around room done and yes a foam underlayment water vapor barrier...over plywood,.all done on the first floor of house.
 
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Isn't that a full rotating lock laminate, where taping the ends damages the lock??
 
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laminate floor

this is a floor bought at home depot. trafficmaster,glueless. it only locks on the with side not the ends. its all installed. what i did was nailed the end boards at the edge on one end of room. it seems to do the trick
 
 

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