Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Expansion gaps for engineered wood floors


I am installing an engineered wood floor , 600 squarew fet,. over a concrete floor. I will be using a thin waterproof foam layer first[ don't know that this ios called] andd then laying the snap down tyoe of exgineered flooring.

My questions are
1. Do I need to leave and expansion gap for engoineered wood flooring?
2. If so how much of a gap do I need ?
3. Is this gap left on all 43 sides of the floor of just 2 sides?

davidpennes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,776
Default

Expansion gaps for engineered wood floors


1. Yes
2. 1/8" to 1/4" (read instructions on your flooring)
3. All 4 sides.

__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ready to paint the porch! Oil or latex? Leah Frances Painting 8 07-26-2011 07:29 PM
recent gaps in wood floor! Help! hammerandnails Building & Construction 7 01-09-2010 10:37 AM
Do I need to replace a rotten sill plate met Carpentry 8 07-11-2008 09:14 AM
Wood expansion when wet bofusmosby Painting 9 01-19-2008 07:27 AM
Washing my wood floors J187 Flooring 1 11-14-2006 10:13 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.