I recently installed laminate flooring in my condo but unfortunately
some of the gaps that I left along the wall (for seasonal expansion
and contraction of the flooring) were just a little too wide. In one
section there was a gap of about 1", in another small area the gap was
1.5". I was wondering if I could use a semi-T moulding or if I should
just completely redo the floor.
Thanks for the help.
Did you install the quater-round base molding? Do you realize you are
supposed to have used spacers to get the space right. Read the instructions
and decide what has to be done. Some snap togehter laminate can only be
snapped once so make sure you know what you got before taking anything
One room I did was not at all square and I had a similar problem as I
approached one end. My solution was to add a second and smaller piece of
base board moulding between the original baseboard and the quarter round.
Euphoric Gazer wrote:
Don't rip it up---you'll ruin in.
Go to home depot or someplace and buy a couple boxes of opposite (very dark
for light floor, or very light for dark floor) laminate flooring. Rip it
down on a table saw and install around the perimeter----but be sure to leave
a small gap (the smallest permitted by the manuacturer).
Then put your base board (not resting on top of the floor) on top and skip
the quarter round. Stock baseboards do a great job of hiding the
gap---that's what I did in my dining room.
You will get an awesome looking "outline" on the floor that will look great.
It's a lot of work, get a new tablesaw blade (or add a new blade to a rented
on) and a compass to scribe where needed.
Don't rip up the floor---you will ruin the existing, installed stock.
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