laminate floor question - wood filler?

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  1. chinlin

    chinlin Guest

    I recently have laminate floor installed in my apartment, after the
    installation I noticed that some of the boards have gaps ( about the
    size of 1- 1.5mm) between them. I talked to the installer and they
    replied that it was normal and it happens often. However, the gaps
    really bug me. Is there anything I can do to fill the gaps? I purchased
    some wood filler from Home Depot in the same color as the floor. Does
    anybody know if the wood filler will work on the laminate floor?
     
    chinlin, Jan 15, 2006
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  2. chinlin

    badgolferman Guest

    chinlin, 1/14/2006,10:29:09 PM, wrote:

    > I recently have laminate floor installed in my apartment, after the
    > installation I noticed that some of the boards have gaps ( about the
    > size of 1- 1.5mm) between them. I talked to the installer and they
    > replied that it was normal and it happens often. However, the gaps
    > really bug me. Is there anything I can do to fill the gaps? I
    > purchased some wood filler from Home Depot in the same color as the
    > floor. Does anybody know if the wood filler will work on the laminate
    > floor?


    The installer is lazy and is feeding you a line. He did a lousy job.
    If you want to fix it yourself pull up the baseboard at the closest end
    and use a pull bar to slowly tap the board ends closer together.

    --
    "I do not belong to any organised political party: I'm a democrat." ~
    Will Rogers
     
    badgolferman, Jan 15, 2006
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  3. "chinlin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I recently have laminate floor installed in my apartment, after the
    > installation I noticed that some of the boards have gaps ( about the
    > size of 1- 1.5mm) between them. I talked to the installer and they
    > replied that it was normal and it happens often. However, the gaps
    > really bug me. Is there anything I can do to fill the gaps? I purchased
    > some wood filler from Home Depot in the same color as the floor. Does
    > anybody know if the wood filler will work on the laminate floor?


    Wood filler will fill the gap(s), but it'll look worse than terrible.
     
    Kyle Boatright, Jan 15, 2006
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  4. chinlin

    Bob Guest

    Do you own the apartment? If so, get them back to fix it. If they don't,
    then it depends on how you paid. Can you stop payment on the check. If it
    was a credit card, then you may be able to dispute the charges. Call your
    credit card company. Write them a certified letter, because you'll need that
    if you take them to small claims court. If they were a sub-contractor of a
    store, then write the store a letter also. If you don't own the apartment,
    then it may be best if the owner goes after them.

    "chinlin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I recently have laminate floor installed in my apartment, after the
    > installation I noticed that some of the boards have gaps ( about the
    > size of 1- 1.5mm) between them. I talked to the installer and they
    > replied that it was normal and it happens often. However, the gaps
    > really bug me. Is there anything I can do to fill the gaps? I purchased
    > some wood filler from Home Depot in the same color as the floor. Does
    > anybody know if the wood filler will work on the laminate floor?
    >
     
    Bob, Jan 15, 2006
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