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nlines

06:01PM | 02/05/04
Member Since: 10/17/02
11 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
We have laminate wood floors in new house built in July 2003. The floors looked great for the first couple of months, but the edges on ALL the planks are warping? The home builder is great, says he has 8 floors that are doing the same thing, and is trying to get the flooring mfg to remedy the situation. I'm curious though, does anyone have an idea why this would happen. I don't know the flooring mfg, but our builder uses good products in his houses, so I don't think it was the cheapest. The house is an all electric (heat pump) over an unheated crawl space foundation. We are in the midwest, so right now are in winter, and the humidity in the house is low right now. Hope someone has an idea to share.

carpetman

06:26PM | 02/05/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
the most important thing about installing laminate is to make sure the floor is acclaimated,this means the lamanate has to be at room temp.for 3 days in the rooms the floor is to be installed.builders will often provide a propaine heater that will heat the room the day of the install,however thats not enough.... the mgf.s rep.will inspect the floor,but what he will be looking for is when the heat was turned on....good luck


just noticed it was installed in july,depends what the early am temp was also possible that it was too hot,laminate needs to be in the room at an even temp aprox 68 *

[This message has been edited by carpetman (edited February 05, 2004).]

melanielynnroe

05:09PM | 02/10/04
Member Since: 11/15/03
6 lifetime posts
There are several different possibilities. 1. Usually the problem is too much moisture in the room. If the crawl space underneath the house is subject to moisture, it will penetrate into the laminate.
2. There could be a defect in that particular brand of laminate. You should find out what kind it is and see if anyone else has had any problems with it.
3. The adhesive used may not have been the correct one. If the wrong one was used, it could cause the joint to swell.
Check and see what brand it is. That would probably be a big help. You can buy some very cheap. Good luck.
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