hope some one can help me. i have recently had a new floor laid, when it was put in it looked great, however it has since then started to change, the joints between each board are opening up, and each board can easily be seen, this was not so when first put in, i had it put in by my builder and he says this is meant to happen, but im not so sure, all he has offered is a filler for the growing gaps.
Was is a click system laminate floor that was installed? I would disagree with your builder and say this is not meant to happen. Don't let him fill in the gaps, it'll look terrible!!! Were the packs of flooring left in the room to be fitted for a few days so they could acclimatise?
yeah, it is click together, and yes it was left in the room for about a week. how ever no damp course was used. im a little worried that moisture can get in the gaps and cause damage. the gaps are not huge but you can fit in your nail in some. my concern is what it will look like in 6 months when i will have no come back. i have paid him most for works done but not all yet.
What was the subfloor, was it wooden floorboards or concrete? If it was concrete, is it old or new? And what type of underlay used, foam or fibreboards?
As rosebery says, it will all need to come up and be relaid properly.