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sweaty 08-06-2011 07:11 AM

Will Piano Wheels Scratch a Laminate Floor?
 
I'm getting a laminated floor put in (Dupont) and have a 52-inch upright piano with little wheels. When I rearrange the living room furniture, will rolling the piano scratch the laminate?

AllanJ 08-06-2011 07:38 AM

If the wheels are metal then yes they will scratch the floor. Some laminates have such a thin layer of color (possibly a photograph of wood on paper glued to the "floor board") that the surface will be irreparably damaged.

Even plastic wheels are not totally safe. Considerable force is exerted as the wheels re-orient themselves to the direction you are pushing the piano. Larger wheels are less likely to scratch compared with smaller wheels.

rusty baker 08-06-2011 09:42 AM

Wheels or casters on furniture void the warranty on all laminate and/or sheet vinyl or vinyl planks. At least as far as I know.

Jackofall1 08-06-2011 10:36 AM

They make felt pads specifically for your application, but I am not certain how this would effect your warranty.

Mark

ttr13r 08-06-2011 10:45 AM

Wheels on Laminate
 
I'm pretty sure Rusty is correct. But to be absolutely certain, google Dupont, or call customer service (or read directions) and that should tell you also. Just to be sure...laminate is the rigid, plank type of flooring that is a floating floor. The design is made through a digitally computerized picture of wood (or ceramic if that is the style you have). Vinyl is just that...sheet, peel and stick squares or the vinyl planks. All are "floppy" so to speak. VCT tile (vinyl composition tile) is that good old fashioned tile everyone used in the 50's and 60's or a lot of people use in diners and what not. It cracks me up how many people confuse the two. Not to say that's what you did. Just saying....:icon_cheesygrin:

GottaFixIt 08-06-2011 11:25 AM

I would just get a set of plastic furniture sliders.
You can get a set for less than $10 on Amazon.

sweaty 08-06-2011 09:56 PM

Installing Laminate Floor Parallel or Perpendicular to Joists
 
I'm going to have a laminate floor put in the main level of my house, which is 32' wide, 24' deep. As I enter the front door, I would like to see the planks longitudinally to make the little house seem bigger. But the joists run in that same direction. The longer part of the house runs sideways. Can I install it perpendicular in the rest of the house? Will a transition be needed between the sections?


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