That s because such flooring needs to have an expansion gap around the room and what scotia does is fill in that gap by attaching to the skirting board and around the perimeter of the wall.
Laminate flooring scotia fitting.
Scotia is a decorative shaping used to cover the gap between the floor and the baseboard running along the bottom of a wall around the edge of a room.
Laminate is created by taking a strip of mdf a board made of reconstituted wood fibres and covering it with a thin layer of plastic with a wood effect image on it.
Pin or staple the scotia through the center of the scotia to reduce the risk of splitting.
Fit the scotia against the bottom of the baseboard and nail through it into the baseboard not the floor with a pin nail gun one nail every 12 inches.
Fill the nail holes with a wood filler for wood grain scotia or a matching color of latex caulk for paint colored scotia.
I couldn t find any alternative other than glue.
There will also be the potential cost of replacing or supplying skirting boards and or adding beading.
However scotia beading performs an important role.
A well laid floor has no nooks or crannies in it.
Basic laminate flooring fitting cost.
Scotia beading can cost around 5 10 per length depending on the material.
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Scotia is the final key to a successful installation for solid wood engineered wood and laminate flooring.
Designed in a stylish concave form it gives the floor a neat border and does an effective job of concealing the space between the floor and baseboard which is purposely left when laying a new.
Because laminate and wooden flooring tends to expand and shrink depending on the temperature of the room in which it is laid it is never laid so that it sits flush to the wall there is always a gap that is left between the floor finishing and the wall starting.
Laminate flooring is a type of wooden flooring though it only uses a very small amount of wood in its production.
How to fit fix laminate flooring scotia beading without a nail gun.
Pin or stapled fixing.