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Old 01-23-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Cast iron radaitors on laminate floors ?


I recently laid some laminate floor down in a spare bedroom and I am very pleased with it the problem is I would like to do some other rooms in the house but there are large heavy radiators in these rooms the house was built in the 40s . If anyone has delt with this I would appreciate there input
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Steam or hot water...??

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Steam but I don't have any leaks every thing is an good shape
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That's good. Just shut off the gate valve and un bolt it... Make sure that you have some play in the pipe. Usually your new finished floor height has to be the exact height as the old one to get your radiator back in

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Ok great the stuff I am using is 8mm my concern is would the radiators damage the floors from there weight
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Has anyone installed laminate with this issue and had damage from the weight of large cast iron radiators
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Has any one experienced damage issues with laminate floor and the weight of cast iron radiators
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Not damage the flooring but it will pull apart when it trys to exapnd and contract.
What's on the floors now? If it's hardwood then refinished it.
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I was worried more with the weight sinking impression In the planks and maybe pulling them up
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There super hard and dence and not likly to dent, but they will pull apart from the weight.
An engineered flooring floor would work.
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They make matts for wood stoves/radiators.
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That's sound like a good idea any info on who makes them or were to purchase
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That's sound like a good idea any info on who makes them or were to purchase
Start with a fireplace/woodstove outlet. That's where I've seen them.
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