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Dee M 03-05-2012 07:28 PM

redid laminate floor and made it worse
 
My laminate has creases where the bevels are.I redid a few rows of planks and broke the tongue off of some of them accidently.I now have spaces in between planks.How can i fix it?Help!!

titanoman 03-05-2012 08:11 PM

Quit breaking the tongues!
What creases? What bevels?
Are you breaking the tongues on purpose? Why?
What kind of laminate?

JetSwet 03-05-2012 08:18 PM

Post up a photo.
We're you using the block to "tap" them in is that how they broke?
There no good now once they brake like that :(

Dee M 03-05-2012 10:29 PM

Tarkett laminate floor
 
The tongues broke when pulling them apart.They seem to break easily.I would never do that on purpose.My guess is that we will have to dismantle the floor up to the problem area and replace them with new planks.

titanoman 03-05-2012 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dee M
The tongues broke when pulling them apart.They seem to break easily.I would never do that on purpose.My guess is that we will have to dismantle the floor up to the problem area and replace them with new planks.

I believe so.
If you post a picture or two, one of our very capable flooring experts can help you with your questions.

joecaption 03-05-2012 11:37 PM

Several things can cause it to buckle.
Installed to tight to the walls or door jamb area,
No vaper barrier in the crawl space.
Someone installed it running through a doorway and did not install a trasition strip.
Someone nailed into the flooring when installing the 1/4 round.


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