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clarc31 01-02-2013 04:47 PM

laminate flooring
I am laying a pergo type flooring in about a 25 by 15 foot room, in smaller rooms ive never had a problem but with the longer rooms ive seen the boards start to seperate a little bit. I wanted to know it anyone has used and can recommend a glue I can use to help the pieces stay together a little better over time

joecaption 01-02-2013 04:58 PM

I use a dab of the glue that's made for laminite floors, but only on the short butt joints.
Most often reasons laminite floors come apart are there not locked in all the way, when laying the pieces in place do not just insert them and try and lay them down all in one motion. Instead work them up and down getting closer to the subfloor each time to work it into the joint.
Someone nails the flooring to the subfloor or hits it when installing the 1/4 round, It can not be attached in any way to the subflooring.
Not enough gap left around the outside edges or around the doorways.

Awoodfloorguy 01-02-2013 04:58 PM

Most laminate flooring does not require glue, and I don't think it would be a good idea to use it on the joints as it would probably be a huge mess of glue to clean up. Maybe consider engineered flooring. It floats just like laminate, yet it looks better, most can be refinished in the future and best of all unlike laminate it is real wood.

clarc31 01-02-2013 05:03 PM

I shouldve been more clear, the butt joints are what im talking about, they dont lock into each other as much as they just kind of fit together

joecaption 01-02-2013 05:05 PM

Most maufactures suggest using glue as well as a vaper barrier when laminites going over a slab subfloor.

Just do not glue it to the floor, just on the joints.

CharmainPhilips 01-10-2013 07:58 AM

I think some laminate flooring do not require glue because it would not be a good idea to use it on the joints cause it would result in a huge mess of glue to clean up...

joecaption 01-10-2013 09:54 AM

It's water based glue and just wipes right off with a damp rag.

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