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Tips for joining lamninate floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by DanGB, 5 Dec 2017.

  1. DanGB

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    Hello all,

    Previous done a room with laminate flooring, and now doing the adjoining hallway in exactly the same laminate.

    Here is the edge:
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    -Its a straight edge that has been cut on the laminate.
    -That piece of laminate has the other edges covered by skirting boards/architraves etc, so it will be pretty impossible to replace with a difference piece now without a lot of work.
    -I'm trying to avoid a threshold bar for the bump and the colour difference. (You can get colour matched ones for this wickes laminate type but it looks quite different).

    Any tips here, should I just but them up and lives with the slight difference in grain?
    Should I leave small gap and fill with grey silicone or something?

    Any other suggestions?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Sorry, but as you've cut the board already, you can't take it through to the other side, so a door bar is the only solution. If you butt them together, it'll prove a weak point and eventually crack and splinter, and if you leave a gap and use grey silicone, then you'll need to redo it every so often - but can't say how often at this stage.

    At least you've set the join in the right place, unlike a lot of fitters, so well done for that.
     
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  4. DanGB

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    Thanks for the input. Very useful!
     
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    Plus you've set the stuff under the skirting boards instead of using those horrible scotia fillets so kudos to you :)
    Think you're going to be stuck with a threshold bump of some sort- Eurocell do an H section PVC extrusion that might help, it is fairly flat
     
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