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Old 02-17-2006, 11:52 PM   #1
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Trying to install and extremely frustrated.. plz help!!

I have purchase Scenic laminate flooring made by Tarkett and trying to install it today. The planks are tongue and groove and are measure 50-7/8 inches by 7-1/2 inches and is suppose to be a glueless system. I am installing it in a basement over a concrete floor. I have put down the foam/vapor barrier material provided to me. The trouble I'm having is that the seams are not completely flat and When I try removing the plank and re-insert it, it either buckles the plank upward on the long outer side, or it leaves a gap in the seam or raises seam about a thumbnail thickness. I have tried many different ways and angles for each plank and nothing works very well. They say to join short end first of previous plank then the long end but have found that long end first works better but not perfectly. These instructions say the its quick and easy and have heard all over that they are all quick and easy but it has taken me 8 hours to do just 4 rows with 2 and a half planks per row. Can anybody tel me anything at all to get me through this before I toss all 26 boxes out the front door!!!


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Old 02-18-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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While I have not used this brand I generally use a tap block to help close the seams. Long end first tapped into place and then tap the whole piece in the one next to it. The ends are just lap joints, the sides are the snap fit.


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Old 02-19-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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Is the concrete floor level and smooth?
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