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Old 12-30-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Laminate bowing

I am on the 3rd row of planks (19 feet in length) and noticed the center is nearly a half inch spacing from the wall, while the ends are still close to a 1/4 inch spacing. I remember reading somewhere why this happens. But I cannot find it again.

How can I fix this?


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Old 12-30-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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Have you discovered a bowed wall or is the flooring getting a 'belly'

If 'bellying' Block both ends so they can't move--then drive the center of the belly back to the wall--using a scrap of flooring and a hammer---(use a string line to check your progress)

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Old 12-30-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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You would be well served to place spacers at each slat joint along the beginning wall so that you can keep everything in check as you go. If the wall is bowed then you will have to adjust for it.

Now is the time to know if the wall is bowed before you go any further. You can use a string line to find out.
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Is there 1/2 spacing in the middle on both ends of the run or tight on one side and 1/2" on the other, as if something moved?
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