joints opening


Postby thesween » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:32 am

i laid a new oak floating floor last summer and now some of the joints are opening tried some straps but would'nt budge any ideas
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Postby rosebery » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:17 pm

Opening as in in a doorway where there is heavy foot traffic and the planks are just coming apart or opening as in the floor is rising in places? Can you upload some pics to a picture hosting site and give us the url?

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Postby thesween » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:21 am

[quote="rosebery"]Opening as in in a doorway where there is heavy foot traffic and the planks are just coming apart or opening as in the floor is rising in places? Can you upload some pics to a picture hosting site and give us the url heers[/quote]yes sorry not enough information layed solid oak t & g over chipboard subfloor glued joints (floating) now joints opening up esp in kitchen lots of traffic boards touching either end opening in middle please help not my floor favour 4pal
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Postby rosebery » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 pm

Touching at ends and opening in the middle. Oh dear. That's a problem associated with humidity in the property and moisture content of the boards and possibly mositure rising from the sub-floor.

Solid flooring really should not be laid as a floating floor. It should either be secret nailed through the tongues or glued down to the sub floor. Oh - you said the sub-floor is chipboard. Sorry but secret nailing isn't an option then - it should be glued down.

You can get away with glueing the t&g on an engineered floor but not on a solid wood floor I'm afraid.

It sounds like you may be having to take it up and relay it.

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