Laminate wood flooring

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Laminate wood flooring

Postby aquaman » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:32 pm

Anyone in the campo used this, thought it would be warmer in the winter, however is there a problem with expansion in the heat ?

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Re: Laminate wood flooring

Postby Martin Page » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:37 am

There are (plural) problems with expansion and contraction. however this can be compensated for with a cork surround inder the 'skirting board'

There is another problem, probably more so If you house is not DRY. Most Spanish houses suffer from damp or condensation in the winter. The floors dont tend have DPC membrains. They tend to rely of the ceramic finish from the floor tile.
If you do have any danp the moisture will collect on the under side of the 'wood' and start to grow mold - You wont see it to start with , but you will smell it first. that dank musty smell that no amount of bleach can clear. Then you down hill on the life expectancy

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Re: Laminate wood flooring

Postby aquaman » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:30 pm

Thanks, youv'e confirmed what we thought, will do the floors in tiles.

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Re: Laminate wood flooring

Postby annfoto » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:17 pm

We put down a couple of rugs in the winter and roll them up and put them away in the spring. :thumbup:
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Re: Laminate wood flooring

Postby Wicksey » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:32 pm

Our campo house that we bought last year has laminate flooring ... not to our taste at all, but it would cost too much to take it all up and retile (the old tiles underneath are horrible white shiny jobs that we also dislike :( )
We did remove it in the kitchen when we refitted it as I definitely wanted it tiled in there. We found that the previous owners had put sheets of chipboard on the floor then the laminate on top. Where there had been some sort of flood in the past the chipboard was swollen and black and the laminate had buckled. Otherwise, in the rest of the house, it seems to have survived the summer and winter here pretty well and I must say that the house feels a lot warmer in the winter for it. We are getting used to it :) .


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