cutting skirting for laminate floor

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by bigbadleo, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. bigbadleo

    bigbadleo New Member

    has any one used or seen the blades for the grinder to run around the skirting board so it cut a bit of the bottom so the laminate floor slips in ????
  2. WOLF

    WOLF New Member

    yep! works a treat, on three of the sides, but the fourth, you will still need to remove, unless you actually work out the flooring so that it terminates at the door way!!!!, the blades are obtainable from most decent tool suppliers, but PLEASE be damned carefull with them....
    the reason that you still need to remove one skirting from the last wall (unless as above)is due to the fact that you can not insert the last row, and "BEND" it to slip under the last skirting
    regards matt
  3. bigbadleo

    bigbadleo New Member

    thanks 4 the reply man got one on the net from axminster.co.uk called tuff cut just ordered it
    btw i know what u mean about the 4th wall
    thanks:)
  4. coggy

    coggy New Member

    Could you use a buscuit jointer for this job???
  5. diyhopeful

    diyhopeful New Member

    A mate of mine has done exactly that, used a cheap FERM biscuit jointer from screwfix and cut a nice gap at the bottom of his victorian skirtings. Worked a treat. And with a bit of care looked sooo much better than quadrant moulding around the edge.


    There is a proper bespoke powertool for the professional but for 1 house the £30 was money well spent.
  6. coggy

    coggy New Member

    There is a proper bespoke powertool for the
    professional but for 1 house the £30 was money well
    spent.

    Where are these proper bespoke powertools found please
  7. diyhopeful

    diyhopeful New Member

  8. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    been using a bicky jointer 4 these jobs 4 years! got an old kicking plate which i put on floorboards and machune of that , and works a treat
  9. coggy

    coggy New Member

    Thanks guys

    Good idea with the kicking plate.

    Coggy
  10. coggy

    coggy New Member

    One more thing

    When you cut round with the biccy jointer, if there is a bit of a gap after you have slid the boards under do you pack the boards up a bit or could you run round it with some painters mate or somthing similar?
  11. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    eer no , use the kick plate as a long guide, but with the thin underlay it works a treat! thicker undelay just add fix some venners/hardboard to biccy jointer,and sorry wolf but i never take the last skirt off, as i cut it 1m/m oversize and just push it in(ooh)and no probs so far :)
  12. WOLF

    WOLF New Member

    well lets hope it was not real wood laminate,on a ply base, as this does have a tendancey to shrink by about 2-3mm over the first couple of years!!!!
  13. diyrus

    diyrus New Member

    If the skirting is cut to the height of the laminate, I assume that expansion gap spacers cannot be used (as they cannot be removed with the laminate in place). Does this affect the way in which the laminate is installed?

    If T&G flooring was used instead of a click lock system, how could the boards be pulled together using a ratchet strap device? Is this possible or would the skirtings have to be removed?
  14. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    no wolf , this is just the ***** type , cheap and nasty (but client wants it, as cheap, cheap)but do like wicks suff, 4m/m hardwood on s/w base!
  15. Pugley

    Pugley Member

    GOOD question from Diyrus. I looked at this thread and thought I must have missed a trick using an angle grinder blade or biscuit jointer to cut skirtings - which admittedly sounds fine for cheapo click junk.

    The solid wood veneer laminates require wedges so that the joints can be tapped home and ratchet straps to keep it spot on until the glue sets. Clearly not possible if tucked under the skirting whilst being fitted.

    Does anyone have a useful short cut that saves removing all of the skirtings with T&G wood floors?
  16. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    one thig i dois 2 run flooring under skirt, about 10m/m then screw fix 2 underfloor at intersection of floor and skirt, so can b removed on compleation(we all know the probs of this stuff moving/joints opening, so this option gives us a very stable line 2 work off.
  17. bigbadleo

    bigbadleo New Member

    got the ferm biccy jointer worked a treat but had to put quadrant on the last wall but still looks the part

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