I need some help. My daughter has had laminate flooring laid but there's no doubt the fitter was a bit of a cowboy. Her two rooms look fine as does the hallway but the so called professional has left the bits that run into the hall to last and they don't meet. She is now left with an unsightly 2-3" gap at the one doorway and a 3-4" gap at the other. He told her to buy extra wide metal carpet bars and fit those herself. Not quite the look she wanted!!
I'm quite handy myself and if someone could just offer some guidance on how to rectify this, I would be more than happy to have a go at helping her fix this.
Roseberry......you're absolutely right! He should finish the job he was paid for but sadly, it has become rather nasty. He is simply not interested and my daughter has now told him that she will contact Trading Standards if he doesn't put things right immediately after Easter. At least she has made it clear to him and he has that one last chance so we will see. but we aren't holding our breath. He says 'prove it was me that did the work' ....some people!!
Mr Vampy......thanks for the suggestion of photos. I'll take some tomorrow and upload. Would be very grateful to see what you think.
Rosebery's idea would only be a temporary solution. Judging by the sounds of it, it may need a complete refit. :(
Were the skirting boards removed, or was trim used to cover the expansion gap around the edges?
Was this "fitter" recommended to your daughter? Definitely sounds like a cowboy to me
I shall wait for the photos and then hopefully advise you on the best way to rectify it.