Laminate is raised at the seams

Old 09-24-01, 11:57 AM
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I just installed Wilsonart Classic Laminate planks they have the tongue and grooves
that glue together, I installed about 70 sq ft. in a hallway and have 200 sq ft. to lay
in the front room the problem is the edges are raised up all around the planks
making the seams very noticeable, will this go away or is it normal?
I used plenty of their glue and did not hammer on the edges to hard.
Thank you advance for any help you can offer
Old 09-24-01, 02:18 PM
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The problem that you describe is usually a cause of "plenty" of glue. To much glue is not better!
Old 09-27-01, 03:11 AM
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The answer is maybe. If you used too much glue "plenty" then it might stay like that. If you used just enough glue, then it should go away. My seams were slightly raised right after it was installed. The seams evened out after about a week or so. We just had a pretty hot/humid summer and the seams stayed even.

Wait a bit and see what happens.
Old 09-27-01, 09:34 AM
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Good point. These laminate manufacturers should get a better grip on what causes failures, or what Tim describes and thousands of others that are in his camp. We've agreed on the need for a larger expansion gap area, as opposed to the miniscule 5/16" that many stand by.

Too much glue? I agree 100%. In general, while doing laminate flooring work, I probably use on average, 30% less than the specs call for. I learned that on the first job some 7 years ago as peaked seams were everywhere.

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