floating engineered - expansions?

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floating engineered - expansions?

We are putting down 1800 sq ft and would like to just have the wood flow from one room directly into the next room without a transition piece on the floor. Is this possible?

The living, dining and kitchen are fairly open to one another. From the dinning room there is one door into the den and from the living room there are two doors leading to bedrooms. All of these rooms will have wood.

I'm sure that is confusing, so I will try to post pics. Thanks.
 
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Your best bet to get the correct information you are searching for, is to call the flooring manufacturer, and have them e-mail or fax you their requirements!!!!


Some are no greater than 30 feet without an expansion T molding and all doorways less than 5 feet in width, get a T molding.
 
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Here's a link to a few pics. Hope my question makes more sense now.
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One other question...I am using floor muffler underlayment. According to the manfacturer's site and the local retailer I purchased it from, I do not need any additional moisture barrier. As you can see in one of the pics I have already put down about 300 sq ft so I hope they are correct!

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Who makes the floor?

Your install looks good thusfar from the photos.
 
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Since it is a glue together floor, you can run room to room, but if the boards run across a small doorway, it is recommended to T mold it as there isn't much there to keep it together when the rooms want to move independently. If the boards run through the small doorway, there is a lot more strength, to keep things together.
 
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Originally Posted by HotinOKC View Post
Who makes the floor?

Your install looks good thusfar from the photos.
Thanks. I do not know exactly who makes it. I bought it through a Flooring America store and it comes in their private label boxes...CCA.


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Since it is a glue together floor, you can run room to room, but if the boards run across a small doorway, it is recommended to T mold it as there isn't much there to keep it together when the rooms want to move independently. If the boards run through the small doorway, there is a lot more strength, to keep things together.
What you say makes good since. After giving it much thought last night I am just going to use t-moldings. I don't like them because they collect dirt, but I would be much more unhappy if my new floor buckled!
 
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