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How much would it move?

Posted by Dave on August 29th, 2000 10:47 AM
In reply to Manufacture home marriage line in floor by Karen Halstead on August 28th, 2000 06:14 PM [Go to top of thread]

How much would you expect the two sides to move? Since laminate flooring floats and is not permanently attached to the subfloor, slight movements shouldn't be a problem.

Larger movements might cause problems however. If you expect a lot of movement, I think you could just leave a larger gap at the edges of the floor. (Manufacturer calls for 1/4". You could leave a 1/2" and cover the gap with thicker molding.)

If you're concerned about vertical movement (one side of the house being higher than the other) - that shouldn't be a big problem unless the movement is more than 1/16". An additional layer of foam underlayment might solve that problem.

Vinyl certainly would be safer - but only if you expect a lot of movement.

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