Gap Between the Plasterboard and the Concrete Floor and how to Install Laminate?


Postby newbiee_diy » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:20 pm

Hello,

When we took the skirting boards off, we observed a gap about 1-2 cm between the plasterboard (wall) and the concrete floor. We want to install laminate floor and wondered whether we should treat the gap around the flat (plaster?) or leave it and laminate as per usual (leave 5mm from the plasterboard 'hanging edge')?

This is a newly built flat and in some forums it is said that the builders always leave this gap as a damp-proof precaution. Happy with that, but will the laminate flooring move? will it be stable enough?

thanks in advance
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:09 pm

the gap is there to stop the plasterboard soaking up any moisture.
Lay the laminate flooring to the edge of the plasterboard, the gap will absorb any movement in the floor, The skirting will hide the edge of the flooring, don't seal the skirting to the floor
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Postby newbiee_diy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:13 am

Hello welsh brickie, Thank you!
That is good. We will laminate as per usual and the skirting will be on top of the laminate.
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Postby cmorales » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:07 am

newbiee_diy wrote:Hello,

When we took the skirting boards off, we observed a gap about 1-2 cm between the plasterboard (wall) and the concrete floor. We want to install laminate floor and wondered whether we should treat the gap around the flat (plaster?) or leave it and laminate as per usual (leave 5mm from the plasterboard 'hanging edge')?

This is a newly built flat and in some forums it is said that the builders always leave this gap as a damp-proof precaution. Happy with that, but will the laminate flooring move? will it be stable enough?

thanks in advance



Can you upload the image?
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