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Lifting laminate floor with a stud wall on top

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by PatMustard, 20 Aug 2018.

  1. PatMustard

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    During a loft conversion last year, I had to have a new wall installed downstairs to comply with building regs - on top of laminate flooring. The builder said it could be temporary, but I decided the wall actually suited the space quite nicely, and I didn’t want any risks with my insurance. But now it looks like I may need to lift the laminate to fit new radiators. Is there any way to cut through the laminate? Or is there another option.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
     
  2. KenGMac

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    PatMustard, good evening.

    See this is your first post, welcome.

    Does the partition wall on top of the laminate have Skirting fitted to each side? if so remove the skirting hack of the laminate at the junction of partition and floor, and fit new + a new skirting to each side of the partition.

    Ken
     
  3. PatMustard

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    Hi Ken, thanks for replying. The new wall does have skirting boards on both sides. But there's also a doorway, so part of the floor has the doorframe resting on it.
     
  4. Keithmac

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    I've used one of these multitools to cut laminate, leaves a nice clean cut and you and get it right up to the wall after removing skirting boards.

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  5. PatMustard

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    I'll have a look at one of those, thanks again for your response.
     
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