Why is this laminate still buckling?

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  1. Nov 6, 2018 #21

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  2. Nov 6, 2018 #22

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  3. Nov 11, 2018 #23

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    So do I have to tear up the whole floor to put it in?

    I also have a bubble that is being compressed on the "short end" of the pieces. Do you know the remedy for that?
     
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    Nope, just use your oscillating tool to cut the grove and slip it in.
     
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    Good to hear!

    Do you know what I should do about the part of the floor that's being compressed by the "short side" of the boards?
     
  6. Mar 13, 2019 #26

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    I wasn't aware that laminate floors expand and contract. That's what real solid hardwood flooring does, not laminate
     
  7. Mar 13, 2019 #27

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    Yes, laminate does expand and contract. That is why the manufacturers tell you to leave expansion room.
     
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    NOT true. Read the manufacturer's instructions. Laminates do expand and contract.
     
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    Ok thanks. I didn't know that. That seems so crazy!
     

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