LAMINATE BULGING AND FLOORING INSTALLATION


Laminate flooring bulging and buckling. Unfortunately there are so many people who are confident that they can do their own flooring that they end up with situations that they may never even had considered – – such as LAMINATE BULGING AND FLOORING INSTALLATION.

Laminate floor bulging

Laminate floor bulging

This is such a “hot” issue that there are even diverse opinions as to whether or not laminate even does bulge.  It does.  This is because, typically, due to the variance in humidity levels in a home – – both during and after installation.  There are, of course, ways to minimize this, including but not limited to:

•    Allow the flooring to “acclimate” at least 48 hours before installing if required.
•    If there is a crawl space beneath the sub floor, be sure to “install” a vapor barrier to minimize moisture that might affect the new floor.
•    Maintain consistent humidity levels in the areas where the floors are.

Many people think that the answer is to use lots of glue which, unfortunately, defeats the purpose of having a ‘floating’ floor.
Today’s laminate flooring does not require the use glue, they use a 4 corner locking system that makes installation easier and more cost effective. There are a few things to consider that can lead to LAMINATE BULGING.

Bulging laminate floor

Bulging laminate floor

•    Make sure you leave a gap against the wall for expansion in high humidity conditions.
•    Limit the use of laminate flooring in wet areas.
•    Use floor mats or rugs where people might enter the house coming from a pool.

When Laminate is your choices for New Flooring, the simplicity of the appearance of its installation can be very misleading, and, unfortunately, both frustrating and problematic. LAMINATE BULGING AND FLOORING INSTALLATION is an issue you will want to research with someone truly in the know before you attempt self-installation.   That’s why you will want to contact Chris Brown of BRANDI CARPET at 602-475-0931 or info@brandicarpet.com.  He and his staff will be more than happy to provide you with all the pertinent information you will need regarding this issue!!

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