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Old 09-18-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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We are installing a floating floor but later plan to add a closet. This would mean nailing through the floor to create the walls. Would this cause a problem with the flooring ?

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Yes it will. You can take a circular saw and cut the wood out in the area you wish to install the closet. After building the closet you can use the wood you removed to reinstall the floor inside the closet.

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Read the instructions for the particular brand of flooring you're going to use. Every type I've installed says to leave a gap at the wall to allow for expansion/contraction. If you nail through it, it can't move with seasonal changes (heating and cooling). It could cause buckling and your warranty would be void.....
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Read the instructions for the particular brand of flooring you're going to use. Every type I've installed says to leave a gap at the wall to allow for expansion/contraction. If you nail through it, it can't move with seasonal changes (heating and cooling). It could cause buckling and your warranty would be void.....
Yep, this is the exact reason. You'd have to cut out the floor in the area for the closet. Build your closet and make sure the wood outside of it has adequate expansion area up against your new walls. Then you can reuse the portion you cut out inside the closet you just built. You may need a transition in the doorway.
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Just what I needed to know ... thanks !
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