laminate boards opening up


Postby markyp » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:17 am

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.
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Postby mr_vampy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:27 pm

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?
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Postby markyp » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:02 am

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.
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Postby rosebery » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:25 am

It is NOT suppposed to happen. It sounds like it all needs to come up and relay. Give your builder the job at his cost or get it done yourself and give him the bill afterwards.

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Postby markyp » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 am

thanks for your help. didnt seem right.
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Postby mr_vampy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:23 pm

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.
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