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cork expansion strips

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by geome, 27 Mar 2013.

  1. geome

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    I am fitting some bamboo flooring the instructions call for cork strips to be fitted into the expansion gaps
    Are these cork strips absolutely nessarsary
     
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    It looks better than having a bead covering an expansion gap.

    Bamboo is pretty stable, but there's still a need to follow the makes guidelines.

    You can refit the skirting over the new floor, bead or use cork. Done well cork looks fine.
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your advice
    Can you tell if it makes any difference what side I start with is it the Tongue or the Groove facing the wall
     
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    I normally have the tongue side facing the wall, and also on the first row, i trim the tongue off.
     
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    We would start with the groove facing the wall, which makes glueing the next row easier (you glue into the groove of the board you install next)
     
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