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Old 12-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install laminate wooden flooring, 12mm thick. I've put the best quality underlay down on wooden floor which is level

However after putting down the fourth row everytime I knock at one end the other end comes out of place slightly so it's not completely tight.

Why does this occur? How can I prevent it

Please help.

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Is this an Armstrong floor? I've seen similar issues with their 12mm products. They use a drop together end joint that has no locking system. It tends to be a little loose and from what I've seen it can get worse over time and start to click. I don't like selling the stuff myself. Other brands have a plastic tab in the end joint that still allows for drop together end joint but they actually lock into place once they are dropped. I've only heard of one complaint on the Pergo brand of that system.

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No is an ultimate brand

It just doesn't seem to click together

They hav plastic in top and bottom ends but nothing on the sides

Do you think if o continue and complete the room the weight of the adjacent planks will keep things in place?

Also I've just read about "spacers" when installing laminates, how do these help, as I was planning to fit them all tight so they don't fall out of place

Thanks for the advice
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Spacers are to keep the proper expansion joint around the walls. You generally leave a 1/4" gap between the wall and the laminate to allow for movement.

Can you get any photos of the gaping?
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