I'm about to start laminating the floor in the living room and plan to replace the skirting and architrave with new skirting as I don't like the look of beading to hide the gaps.
My problem is that I have a stone hearth that is set on concrete and I want to know how to lay the laminate around it to make it look its best. Should/can I butt the laminate to the hearth? I've also seen some cork strips which may do the job but still don't look great.
Fairly tight to the hearth but still leave a small gap compared with the edges which will be under your new skirtings. The laminate suppliers will provide you with a "special" filler coloured to match the laminate to fill the gap. Bit like silicone sealant and you apply it with a cartridge gun.
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