I am thinking of laying quick-step laminate tiles in the athroom. However,
anyone got any tips for how to do it round the bottom of the toilet and sink
?? Cutting to size and leaving a 10mm gap isn't a wory - but what do I
fill/cover the gaps with ??
I left a 5mm gap as per the instructions on the particular laminate I used,
and then used coloured silicone sealant to fill/seal the gap.
Even if you manage to find some other means of covering the gap I'd say that
sealing it was essential, due to the high probablility of water penetration
As an aside, although manufacturers specify a specific, fixed, expansion gap
around the room, this must _surely_ depend upon the dimensions of the room
where the flooring is laid? Therefore, if it's a small bathroom I would
have thought that you could probably get away with a much smaller gap than
the normal recommended one. Conversely, for a particularly large room I
would have thought that a larger gap would be needed.
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
Thanks for the tip - the expansion gap is normally in the small print as a
certain mm per m or floor - and is generally estimated at 10mm.
Anyone know if I would need additional sealant on the floor for quickstep
laminate 800 tiles ??
Until quite recently I also had NO experience of this. I've just done
something similar and it was a lot easier than I had imagined - looks good
too. Put off doing it for weeks because I was scared - what a relief when
it all went so easily. Wouldn't advise doing it if it's your *only* toilet
As for the tiling .... that's another matter :-(((
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