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09:15AM | 02/15/04
Member Since: 02/14/04
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On a "glue" laminate floor instalation, can you use a filler strip to put two boards together groove to groove?

In this setup, the filler strip would act as the tongue for both boards.

Basically, I'm putting down laminate in the bedrooms and hall of my home. At the doorway to one bedroom - about 26" wide - it makes sense to "reverse" the board direction to make the installation in the one bedroom much easier. The back wall is irregular, so trying to bring it up from that wall to align with the boards in the hall is near impossible. As the opening is only small, I'm just wondering if reversing the boards, using that "tongue filler" would work. It would only be this small 26" section that I'd have to reverse the boards at. The rest of the room doesn't interact with any other part of my installation.

I can't see why it wouldn't ... but I'm no pro so I thought I'd see what you all had to say.

Many thanks. Cheers.


01:22PM | 02/15/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
well i have never tryed it but it should work fine...good luck


08:27AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
Isn't this type of problem the reason they make the T-Mold transition strip? If it's going at the threshhold of the door, this would make a perfect place to use the transition strip.


10:46AM | 02/17/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
yup. tmolding needed, to alleviate pressure from out in the hall or whatever.


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