Laminate Profiles Supplier
Laminate profiles are easy to install and maintain. Like all other installations, there are times when they require a bit of attention to ensure that they reach their expected lifespan. And that you get the value for money you expect. Laminate profiles are namely, skirtings, reducers, stair nose, and end caps. Here we look at a few tips made available by laminate flooring professionals that will help you make the most of your investment.
Are considering getting a laminate flooring professional to install your new floors? Then feel free to skim over this section. But if you are in the mood to apply your DIY logic and work with your hands, then it will be worth your while to familiarise yourself with the installation instructions you received. Products can vary subtly between manufacturers, which means minor differences could go unnoticed until it is too late. Especially if you follow general online instructions.
The choice between wood and aluminum laminate profiles can be a tricky one. Wood flooring profiles tend to break more easily compared to aluminum laminate profiles. However, if it is the durability that you are after. We recommend that you use the aluminum profiles.
Peaking happens when two or more planks push together from different directions. Lifting each other off their supporting surface due to incorrect expansion. Left unattended, peaking can damage planks, and the walls and even cause accidents related to uneven floors.
Luckily, it is easily solved. Lift the laminate profiles using a hammer or flat tip screwdriver. Without damaging the underlying planks and adjust the spacers by shaving a few millimeters. Alternatively, adjust the size of the relevant planks closest to the wall.
Since laminate floors are made from wood, they are affected by water. Professional laminate flooring installers recommend using aluminium laminate profiles. The reason for this is that concrete and other materials store moisture which can later transfer to the wood. Causing them to soften, rot and ultimately break.
More tips like these are freely available if you need to install, repair, or maintain your laminate flooring. Simply get in touch for an expert opinion from some of South Africa’s foremost industry professionals.