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Old 01-02-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Laminate floor rising.


I had some laminate installed in my ground floor flat. It went down on good floors onto some green fibre board underlay.

I had it installed whilst on holiday and when I got back there were raised areas which go down when you stand on it but rise again when you move away.

I am not overjoyed about the fact it is lifting but my major concern is that currently it is FREEZING as there is no heating in the flat and I can't help feeling that when summer comes and it expands it will be like walkin in sand dunes.

Is there any other cause of lifting other than being cut too close to the wall? It is difficult for me to know what size gaps have been left as new skirting was fitted after the floor..

Whats the prognosis doc(s)?


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Old 01-02-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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The floor needs more end gap. At least another 1/2 inch on the ends and sides. No other fix will work. Good luck, Dorf Dude...


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Old 01-02-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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yup, sounds like it needs more breathing room. If you take one piece of molding off the walls you may find it is butted against the wall.
that is the clue.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
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if the cuts along the wall are not the problem it may be the floor was not level. Running a straight floating floor over a dip will give you the same problem. The flooring was either cut wrong or the floor was not prepped right. Either way the installer needs to be held responsible. Unfortunately hanging is not longer popular.
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I call them air pockets. We fix the problem for customers, more times than often we have to level the floor.
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