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Scotia Beading- When adding scotia beading to laminate and skirting is it best to be nail it or to use no more nails adhesive.

Anonymous user 15 April 2011 - 11.37 AM

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Anonymous user

andy men is spot on ...small panel pins into skirting so the floor can move ..if you use no nails no guarantee you dont glue floor and skirting and then you will have trouble with warped laminate ,,,good luck

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15 April 2011

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Anonymous user

Nailing to the skirting allows the laminate to expand and contract and move beneath the scotia. The best effect is achieved by removing the skirting, laying the floor to the wall and re-fixing or replacing the skirting, to the wall only, not the laminate.

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15 April 2011

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Anonymous user

The use of nails is best... get yourself a resonable priced electric one that will fire them in for you. No more nails is an expensive waste of time.

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15 April 2011

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Anonymous user

I would say a pin gun but have you considered removing your skirting boards first? Finish will be far better with laminate fitted approx 10mm away from the wall with skirting on top. You could try and remove your existing skirting as carefully as possible so not to cause much damage and then re-fit it after flooring done but to be honest,new skirting would be much better if your budget allows. Hope this helps, Carl.,

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15 April 2011

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Anonymous user

Fixing with a nail gun is the best practice. But nail guns aren't cheep. And if you are only using it for one job, it isn't really cost affective. A half decent second hand one will set you back around £150. No more nails or a trade alternative will cost you £2.50 a tube approximately, from a builders merchant and if applied correctly, will hold for years. Alternatively, you could could pin them by hand, but I suggest that if you are not a regular user of a hammer then drill pilot holes through the bead, carefully hammer the nails in until they are stuck out about 5mm and then using a nail punch, tap them home. This will help you prevent any damage to the floor, beading, skirting caused by stray hammer blows and will give you a similar finish to the nail gun method.

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15 April 2011

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Anonymous user

I agree with what Andy said, it always looks much better if you can remove the skirtings, lay your floor then refit. If fixings beading then nail at an angle into the skirting with fine pins, no fixings into the flooring.

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15 April 2011

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Anonymous user

2nd fix dewalt 18v nailer. Easy, tidy and the pin holes are hardly noticable and can be filled easy. Most professional way of doing it.

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21 April 2011

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D.S.Lewis Building and Carpentry Contractors
Rating: 5 out of 55523 reviews
Sandy

At D Lewis Kitchens & Carpentry we usually remove the skirting, fit the laminate then re-fit or replace the skirting as it looks a better job, however on the odd occasions we have used a trim we have followed the manufacturers advice and that has been to pin the trim to the skirting as this method allows the required movement by the floor due to heat and moisture changes. Hope this helps.Dan

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15 April 2011

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Louis Kingwill
Rating: 4.9 out of 54.9537 reviews
Bath

Hi there. Take skirting off for pro finish. If you do use beading, use two part mire mate adhesive. Then pin to skirting, pilot drill if needed. Sorted Louis.

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3 May 2011

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Anonymous user

Scotia, or whichever beading you use, has two purposes. The first is to cover the expansion gap and the second one is to hold down the flooring. When you fix the beading to the skirting, you need to push it down on the flooring otherwise a gap will appear when any weight is applied. So using an adhesive isn't really an option. Jerome JC Flooring

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5 February 2022

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