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Old 11-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Laminate flooring and brick walls


Where I will lay the laminate flooring will be brick walls. I will leave the 1/8' expansion gap and plan to put qrt round down. How do I attach the qrt round to the bricks---with construction adhesive? The brick walls are of old used bricks. Beautiful walls but no absolute straight lines. Since the bricks are not in perfect alignment with each other and there are the standard mortar joints, I anticipate plenty of gaps between the qrt round and the bricks. Is there a way the make this look like a professional install with no gaps? I've used caulking between wood and bricks before and it just doesn't look good. I haven't found a good way to smooth out caulking on bricks and mortar.

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How many linear feet of brick wall are we talking about? And how patient are you with tedious work?

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About 50 LF of bricks and I can do tedious work and my patience depends on how successful my efforts are.
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Undercut the brick deep enough so as to be able to tuck the laminate and still leave an expansion-gap deep inside the cut.
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Now I understand why you asked! I see alot of dust in my future.
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Get a helper to use a Shop Vac and catch most of the dust as it comes off the grinder.

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