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tile effect laminate flooring.

Postby daveyboy79 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:10 pm

i wonder if anyone can help?

I have bought some tile effect laminate flooring and was told that i do not need to stagger the flooring when i am laying it. this goes against everything i thought about laying laminate flooring as i assumed it needed to be staggered for strength. i wonder if anyone can help me with this problem.

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Postby thedoctor » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:32 am

We would question that advice very strongly Dave and even go so far as contact the manufacturers to confirm. Plesae let us know the make of the floor and the supplier who gave this advice. We can be contacted directly by the email address on the website.
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Postby irene8318 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:25 am

we are manufacture of laminate flooring , with the thickness of 7mm, 8.3mm and 12.3mm thickness.

the main description :
Our product details are as follows:
1. Easy to install.
2. Manufactured to specifications meeting or exceeding requirements in the European Standard of laminate flooring en 13329.
3. High density fiberboard (HDF) core.
4. High quality surface decor papers.
5. Heavy duty wear resistant overlay with 15 to 25 years warranty.
6. High quality production line
7. Will not fade in sunlight, stain resistant and moisture resistant.
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Postby john60wales » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:54 pm

I've layed a fair bit of the old laminate in my time & I've always staggered the planks. It can be a bit of a pain matching up the tiles [not to mention a bit more waste] but it'll make for a stronger floor if the joints are staggered..
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Postby Reeny » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:30 pm

I have also bought some of this stuff but am new to it all. What do you mean by staggering the laminate?
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Postby Tall Tone » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:14 am

Staggering means offsetting the joints in different rows so they do not meet. This creates a stronger floor area.
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Postby NimbusII » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:42 pm

If your packs of laminate flooring are made up of lengths of laminate with 3 or 4 tiles effect per length then staggering them is the right way but if you packs are singular tiled planks (eg: Quick Step 800 tiled laminate) then you can not stagger the joints unless you want the `brick joint` effect..
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Postby Reeny » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:17 pm

I have t&g chipboard as my bathroom floor upstairs, and want to lay tile effect laminate on top.

As it is an upstairs bathroom above my kitchen I need some help on the best ways to stop any water coming through the ceiling.

Should I pva the chipboard first? Is there a waterproof underlay available? and should I put anything on the joints of the laminate?

any help is appreciated. thanks
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