I am in the process of reassembling some engineered flooring after
correcting some mistakes. Kahrs assembles like laminate but has a 1/8
inch hardwood surface. I notice on the seams that there is a small
ledge just enough to catch a fingernail between the seams of the
majority of the boards, though the seams look tight and you can't
actually see the ledge. Kahrs says their floors fit flush and that this
might have been caused by overengaging the boards by tapping them too
hard during assembly. Almost all the seams are like this, even in
places that went together with no hammer and block tapping (we were
gentle when we tapped). Another person at Kahrs said that this problem
was caused by the boards swelling in humid weather and not by
overengaging the boards. It has been quite humid here the last few
weeks. Did we goof or is this just how this types of flooring fit
together? Is there any way to fix this?
Thanks for the help.
I did not buy Armstrong floors because they seemed to have a tiny gap. The
Mannington laminate we put down 2 years ago has no gap and can be removed
and replaced as many times as you want. Most cannot or have a gap.
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