Is this kardean supposed to do this?

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  1. Rebecca Leslie

    Rebecca Leslie Member

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    We had a kardean floor laid about 5 months ago. The floor underneath wasn’t in good condition so we paid a lot to the company for a screed underneath which they said would level it. It didn’t seem right from the start and we had the company back because there were gaps between the boards so they lifted a sizeable section and relaid that bit which is now fine, however gaps are appearing in the other areas now, perhaps this is just what karndean does? Would appreciate any advice
    I’ve tried to post photos but they don’t want to upload. Advice on how to add these would be great
     
  2. Rebecca Leslie

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    Here are the photos
     

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  3. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    It is what LVT does. sunlight, temperature change and wrong adhesive all play a part
     
  4. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a mess
     
  5. Paul webb

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    Just needs more silicone
     
  6. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A pallet full :rolleyes:
     
  7. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    :eek: this is actually putting me off my food
     
  8. Paul webb

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    Was it a different fitter who refitted part of it?
     
  9. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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    This looks a bodge job
     
  10. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    If the same product has been refitted on the same subfloor with probably the same adhesive and is fine, then i'd probably say the issue was with the application of the adhesive, at least for the movement and lifting problem, the rest is another issue
     
  11. Rebecca Leslie

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    No the same fitter. It seems to be separating between the new bit and the original bit (laid within 2 weeks of each other) but then also lifting at some of the boards. Some of it is totally flush but then there are gaps opening. I don’t know about silicon because it’s mostly not at the edges?
     
  12. Rebecca Leslie

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    Anything we could do to fix it?
     
  13. Rebecca Leslie

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    I’m sorry floor is messy, kids would not leave the room to keep it clear
     
  14. Rebecca Leslie

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  15. Rebecca Leslie

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    So just wrong flooring choice do you think? Would be helpful to know, thank you
     
  16. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Noooo sorry didnt mean it like that, I meant the finish of fitting ;)
     
  17. Rugmunching

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    If the same fitter has redone the section and that is fine then as it's been said it could be down to a lot of things...

    Acclimatising of the karndean, temperature when fitting or late placement over the adhesive.

    ....then we can bring damp into the equation o_O
     
  18. Paul webb

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    Sorry, the silicone comments were sarcasm, as there shouldn't really be any, suggestions on how to fix it are difficult without knowing the actual cause and as you have heard already, there are several possibilities.
    How old is the house and is the subfloor concrete or asphalt?
     
  19. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t say the wrong flooring choice but it’s not straight forward to install. There are a lot of pitfalls and it’s plastic so it’s very sensitive to heat and light and other plastics. You need a smoothing compound or plywood installed underneath it first and these can also cause issues if not selected correctly


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  20. Rebecca Leslie

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    thank goodness
     

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