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golfgirl 12-12-2010 04:09 PM

engineered flooring-gap along last wall too wide
The rest of the room turned out beautiful. :thumbup:
However, no matter how I measured the room, the flooring ended up with too wide an expansion gap on one wall. The gap is 3/4 to 7/8 wide, just enough to NOT be covered by the 3/4 moulding. 3/4 round is already around the rest of the room except for this wall. The directions said to not cut any pieces less than 2.25" wide for the last row but it just would not work out. Any suggestions? How do I fill this in?:help:please.
Thank you.

rusty baker 12-12-2010 04:31 PM

Floating floor? Can you go back to the first row and cut it narrower? That would make your last row wider.

golfgirl 12-12-2010 05:01 PM

yes floating floor. even if I did that, I would still have the gap. room is 11 x 11. boards are 3" wide. that would make each board (starting row and ending row) 1.5" but still leave the 7/8 gap on the last row. right now I am looking at the last row being 1/2 to 5/8 wide but since it would be mostly under the moulding, thinking it would be ok, just maybe have to glue it to the second last row, as it may not lock in being so narrow.
If I cut the pieces, I will have to open another whole box. Trying very hard to not waste a whole box if I can for 4 pieces.

MC Handyman 12-12-2010 11:02 PM

I am not sure what the design flow is like within your home but you may be able to put down your molding on level and on the front face of the trip put down a bullnose or corner mold. That should add an additional 1/2" to the profile of the trim and hide any excessive gaps you may have. It would be cheaper than opening a whole ne box too!

tacomahardwood. 12-14-2010 01:55 AM

You can glue the last row if it doesn't cut the toungue off too much , The instructions can't always work out because some rooms flow into other rooms or have multiple distances due the fact that houses aren't built with 3 inch flooring in mind ,
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do ,

golfgirl 12-17-2010 08:14 PM

thanks. I put this project on hold and will look at it with a fresh look this weekend. :clap: It looks awesome despite not having the 1/4 round moulding on yet.

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