I need help fast please. The installer of our laminate flooring is coming
back to finish up his job. He installed laminate on our 13 steps and upstair
floors. Question is when he put the laminate bull noses on he glued them
and nailed them with a power gun. My question is did he do it right because
we can see the nails above the nose a little bit. He glued and nailed the
laminate pieces on the stairs. Also our thresholds you can see the nails
popping a little. Are they not to be invisible? Actually maybe it is not
the nails we see it is a little hole. What should we tell him? They are
the kind of bullnoses that overlap the stairs a bit not flush ones. Please
reply with info, we do not know if this was done right. Thanks in advance.
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Since no other company puts out an installation manual, I follow Pergo's.
Laminate flooring is _never_ supposed to be nailed . On steps, the laminate
is glued down. The nosing is also glued, with #6 finishing screws at least
1-1/8" long, the screws are counter sunk to hold in place until the adhesive
dries (2" from each end, with a maximum 8" apart). A matching putty/filler
is used to cover the holes. An expansion gap of 1/4" must be left between
the nosing & _floating_ floor, I prefer to leave a gap on the glued down as
well, incase of any swelling.
On the thresholds, he messed up. You don't nail these, there is a channel
which is installed and the _T_ or _Reducing_ molding snaps into place.
Unfortunately we do not have a contract, when he priced the job out for us
he seemed very thorough and knew what he was talking about. We got his name
from the newspaper under floor installers. The thing is he hardly worked at
our house, he usually had his helpers doing the work ( 2 different young
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