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Changzhou Kangnuo Ornamental Material Co., Ltd.

Laminate Flooring, Laminated Flooring, Parquet Floor manufacturer / supplier in China, offering 12mm Pressed U-Groove Lamiante Flooring, 12mm U-Groove Laminated Flooring, 12mm Wood Pressed U-Groove Lamiante Floor and so on.

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What is the reason for the necessary gap left around the perimeter of the interior and around o [Dec 17,2014]

 

Because laminate flooring is derived from wood, it is subject to expansion caused by room temperatures and humidity levels. An expansion gap is a necessary part of any successful installation because it allows space for the expansion of the floor as it responds to these external influences of temperature and humidity. When it is exposed to warmer temperatures, or to increased humidity, laminate flooring planks expand outward. Leaving out the essential element of an outside gap can cause the buckling of the individual laminate flooring planks as the planks push outward against walls or other obstacles.