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Old 10-04-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Question flooring trim?

All right got all my carpet riped out today and plan on putting in a floating wood floor in tomorrow. from some of the people that i have talked to that install this type of flooring they say you need a 1/2inch space from the wall and cabinets so there's plenty of room for swelling and movement.
I was wondering if anyone out there that has done this before would have any suggestions on trim for around the outer edges near the walls.

and i lucked out and the floor in my bathroom had No floor rot in the bathroom.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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First, You might want to use 1/2" if the span is greater than 10 ft. If it's less, like across the width of the trailer, I think 1/4" would be enough.

I used trim from Brunner Enterprises. It's 13/16" on the floor side, and 5/8" on the wall. It looks great.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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I am in the process of putting it in right now.... I am leaving about 3/16 of a gap except right buy the door where is it tight but the other side is about 1/4 inch.. I'm putting mine across the trailer.... Not worried about expansion to much as it is not real wood... Plus mine has the foam backing connected to the flooring so it doesn't like to slide on the plywood..

Except in the front of the trailer all the edges will be behind cabinets.. Just gonna cut some maple on the table saw for edging.. Hope to get it finished tomorrow.. will post pics....
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Make sure you attach the trim to the wall/cabinet etc. The floor moves a bit and will easily destroy any joinery if attached to the floor itself..........Dennis
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3/16 is adequate. I used extruded aluminum angle for trim. Easy, cheap, and available at local hardware.
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