Re: [gardeners] Fw: Re: wooden flooring

George Shirley (
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 07:51:52 -0500

Thanks, that's pretty much what the video I bought on laminate flooring said too. Laid a few oak
floors with my Dad, m-a-n-y years ago and remember him teaching me about the loose joints. Tell Gino
I still owe him a dinner. <VBG>

George wrote:
> George, the following is a message I received from my s-i-l on
> the subject of flooring laminates:
> Mom, yes, that is exactly what I did for the room over the garage.  It
> was fairly simple to do.  I know there are various kinds of laminates.
> I used real oak strips  5/16" thick with tongue and groove joints.
> With real wood you need to worry about expansion and contraction with
> humidity.   Follow the directions about NOT making the joints too tight
> and it should go pretty well.   With the synthetics, humidity changes
> are probably not important.   Good luck!, Gino
> .
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