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Old 07-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Fill in an area with laminate flooring


My Client has a mobile home which used to have a dividing wall between the living room and the kitchen. All floors were done in laminate. She removed the wall and, of course, found no laminate where the wall was. She thinks she wouls like a strip on laminate running at right angles (where the wall was) across the entire floor, to provide a visual seperation.To do this I would have to cut the existing laminate where the flooring used to meet the former wall, plus extend the cut out wall to wall. This means the former floor would not have the lip to receic=ve any additional boards and the new boards , .... the lip would have to be removed. I'm thinking this is possible but the new boards would (probably) have to be glue down to a solid sub-floor. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Post a pic if you can but laminate can not be glued to subfloor, if you don't have a male and female end it won't work that way.

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Not going to happen for several reasons. Laminite has to float, put it againt a soild surface and it's going to buckle up. It would need a trasition strip to allow it to float which would look like poop.
Best idae is to reinstall the whole floor.
How are they going to deal with the ceiling and wall?
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All good points. I will suggest redoing the floor, this make the most sense to me. Other than that, I think any other quick fix will look like a quick fix. Even if I trim the edges, if I don't glue the new stuff down, it won't have anything to grab on to. It would "float" but without being attached to the old floor, it would probably buckle or lift. I thought of a transition piece or some trim but again, that would look like a quick fix. I appreciate ideas and comments.
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