03:56PM | 09/21/04
Member Since: 09/20/04
2 lifetime posts
HELP! We hade Pergo flooring installed in our front entryway last November. It was fine until this Summer when it buckled about 2 feet across and about 4 feet back. We have to step on it to open our front door. When you walk on it, you feel like you are floating, then crashing down! What is the cause and the cure? Answer soon, I can't get in my house!!!!


04:51PM | 09/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
installation procedures speced fo rthis type flooring require that a space of about 3/8" be left at the perimeter because it will change dimensionally and create buckles if fitted too tight to walls or baseboard.

It sounds like a poor instalation, one the installer should fix. I am imagining that he fitted too tight to existing baseboards. Normally if baseboards are present, the flooring would be installed with the 3/8" gap for expansion and then a 3/4" quartter round trim would be placed at the shoe to cover the gap. In a new house the flooring would be placed before the base and then it would be placed to cover that gap.

Once the tension is released, the flooring will be able to lay down.

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06:39PM | 11/16/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
11 lifetime posts
Agree with last post .Also the cause may be added glue to the floor . This is something i see occasionaly , glue attched to a snat and lock floating floor, 100% will buckle .Check and see if there was a foam underlayment under the laminate , if none the installer might have glued it directly to the floor. hope this helps .
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