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Laminate Flooring - Lifting at edges!

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Alex0r, 2 Apr 2009.

  1. Alex0r

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    Hi all,

    Recently laid some (expensive) LOC laminate flooring but its coming up at some of the joins (in the middle of the room! :evil: ).

    Can anyone suggest anything other than ripping it all up :(

    Cheers.
     
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    What is coming up, the boards or the top layer?
     
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    is there an expansion gap all the way round the room including dooorways and radiator pipes !!!

    is there any heavy furniture at one or both sides
     
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    water
     
  5. Alex0r

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    yeh theres an expansion gap all the way round. no heavy furniture.

    there boards are "lifting" or coming apart at the joins in the middle of the room.

    Is there a solution at all to it?
     
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    what is your subfloor? what room is the floor laid in?
     
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    it's a concrete floor with old carpet tiles on top of that, but i laid fibre board on top of that (roughly 12mm thick from memory)
     
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    you should of lifted the carpet tiles up first. if the laminte is separeting from the mdf on the board its being caused by water
     
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    Oh dear.

    Few things - the pack said the laminate was water resistant etc. It's really thick laminate. Unless it's water ingress from underneath

    Why is it a bad thing that the carpet tiles were left down ? I thought it would help with insulation etc?

    Finally, is there ANY solution other than ripping the entire flooring up? Is there anyway to repair it / or just get 1 board out ?
     
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    post a picure of the fault please.
     
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