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Laminate Flooring, Use Expansion Gaps Installing Laminate Floors | Blueprint Joinery Ltd - Flooring



Oct 12

Laminate Flooring & Expansion Gaps

When installing your laminate flooring its essential to leave a 9mm expansion gap around the perimeter of the room. Laminate Flooring will expand and contract due to changes in both temperature and humidity therefore if you fail to leave an expansion gap your laminate flooring will bow, warp and be pushed up where the boards joint.

If you’re laminate flooring is being installed in two separate rooms, or there is an archway between two rooms it’s you should leave an 18mm expansion gap between the two rooms and cover it up using a door threshold.

Once the laminate flooring has been installed the expansion gap can be covered by installing a new skirting around the room. This may not always be practical therefore you can also use either a scotia or quadrant cover moulding to conceal the expansion gap and fix these new mouldings to your existing skirting.

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