Forum Title: LL Laminate
12mm laminatehttp://www.lumberliquidators.com/assets/images/installation/dream_home.pdf >>>OverView: #8 . Laminates must have a minimum expansion space provided around the perimeter of the room and any fixed objects such as pipes or columns and walls. The expansion space is same as the thickness of the new flooring. EXAMPLE: 1/4? thick flooring will require 1/4? expansion. Door jambs and casings must be undercut. The flooring must be placed under jambs and casings without binding.<<< But they only sell transition strip that can only afford a 1/4 inch maximum expansion!! Actually their transition strips are a full 1/8 inch thinner in width than any Universal transition strip or other name brand transition strips. Following their train of thought one should have 12mm or 1/2 inch of expansion. Cept their transition strips do not afford this. How do I know? Well, I am doing 900 sf right now.
Category: Flooring Post By: CHRISTIAN MILES (Vista, CA), 02/25/2019

Don't ya just love the things they do to us ?

- DEBORAH CLARK (Owensboro, KY), 04/17/2019

I never leave the exps gap for transition piece as I believe those are made not to expand the ones that match the laminate aren't make out of the same material to do so. If you use 12mm 1/4 - 1/2 but make shore your base will cover the gaps.

- CURTIS CHAPMAN (Livonia, MI), 04/02/2019

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