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Hello folks,

I'm new to this website and forum so hi and hope you can help!

I've laid some laminate flooring in a hall way. It's all down and it's been quite awkward because of its 'L' shape. I've now got to the stage where I need to tidy up so I'm putting some scotia beading along the edges to hide the expansion gap.

My problem is that in some places the expansion gap is too large even though I used the spacers supplied! This I believe is down to walls not being straight...and my lack of skill! I think at mostly the gap is 25mm and I can't find any scotia that wide (B & Q, Jewsons) enough. Any tips or suggestions on how I can overcome the gap would be appreciated as I certainly don't want to relay the floor!?

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Would it be possible to cuty the edges of some spare bits and about 15mm wide, then clip them in? Or are the edges trimmed off the bits you have laid?

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I think we have had this problem before and there is not much that can be done about it unless you fasten say a block of timber behind the beading, in order to make it deeper?

The timber would need to be a similar height to that of the beading being used.

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if its an "L" shape and you used used the spacers then i am assuming there will be little or no gap opposite as the floor has inadvertantly moved as youve gone round the corner and banged it together

my suggestion is to see if you can move the whole floor around to average out the gap around the edges and perhaps get it to a more managable say 16mm average

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Hitch wrote:
Would it be possible to cuty the edges of some spare bits and about 15mm wide, then clip them in? Or are the edges trimmed off the bits you have laid?


I could try and cut 10mm off but I think I'd find it a bit tricky. How'd you suggest I do it, I only have a jig to cut it with, would another saw be better?


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ultimatehandyman wrote:
I think we have had this problem before and there is not much that can be done about it unless you fasten say a block of timber behind the beading, in order to make it deeper?

The timber would need to be a similar height to that of the beading being used.


Thanks, sounds a good idea. Hope I can find a thin bit of wood to add to the beading!!


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big-all wrote:
if its an "L" shape and you used used the spacers then i am assuming there will be little or no gap opposite as the floor has inadvertantly moved as youve gone round the corner and banged it together

my suggestion is to see if you can move the whole floor around to average out the gap around the edges and perhaps get it to a more managable say 16mm average


It alas is on both sides so and effects only 3 boards that are not parallel. I guess the easiest option is to find 20mm scotia or as ultimatehandyman suggested add a little bit extra.

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Just found this-

http://www.flooringsales.co.uk/acatalog ... dings.html

they do a 25mm scotia beading

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