Fitting laminate floor around stone fireplace

Old 06-21-01, 02:47 PM
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My husband and I just purchased Mannington laminate flooring for our first floor. We have 2 energetic dogs, which is why we went with lamiante floors. We are planning to install it ourselves. In our family room we have a stone fireplace which isn't square, because of the stones. When we put the floors down what do we do to get the floor to fit around the stones tightly? We realize we would have to cut the floor to the shape but what is the best way or how do you do this?

Old 06-24-01, 07:57 PM
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Generally, a bead of color matched caulk, available from the manufacturer, is used and smoothed/leveled into the gap. A metal edge profile is also available for this purpose.
Old 07-06-01, 04:39 AM
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Use a scribe around the rock.Just remember to leave a 3/8"expansion joint so the floor has room to move.If you let the laminate touch the rock it will squeak and pop as you walk across the floor possibly chipping the face of the laminate.Use a furniture touch up pen on the scribed end the same color as your laminate .Cut this irregular shape with a saber saw and be sure you use a down cutting blade or the face will chip.

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