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Old September 3, 2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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I have been ask to give my thoughts on the old and new locking systems on today laminate's. Also if and why they are better the the old glue system. Should the cost be lower for the click compaired to the glue method.
I know what I think but would like a all over view.
This could go to print.

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Old September 3, 2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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I don't think the click systems are that much faster when you consider the entire prep and install time, just more fool-proof. Too much/too little/wrong application of glue was probably the number one installation problem. Click canceled out this problem but brought in some new ones. Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious.



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I have been ask to give my thoughts on the old and new locking systems on today laminate's. Also if and why they are better the the old glue system. Should the cost be lower for the click compaired to the glue method.
I know what I think but would like a all over view.
This could go to print.

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Old September 3, 2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious.

I thought it was "Nothing is fool-proof because there are so many of them!"

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Old September 3, 2010, 03:11 PM   #4
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I have been ask to give my thoughts on the old and new locking systems on today laminate's. Also if and why they are better the the old glue system. Should the cost be lower for the click compaired to the glue method.
I know what I think but would like a all over view.
This could go to print.

Rock
Are you asking about our opinion of the laminate itself? Or are we focusing on installation? Is the installation better, should it be cheaper? I need a little clearer definition of the question!!

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Old September 3, 2010, 05:28 PM   #5
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The focus is on the locking system. Is it beter then the glue method? What one do you feel is the best? Should it pay less? What issue do you see with the locking system?

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Old September 3, 2010, 07:48 PM   #6
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Too many of the product's locks are too flimsy. I cut my teeth on QuickStep. That stuff went in like butter. The new stuff has locks that shear off with little or no pressure. I end up cutting it off and gluing them back together to get them in under a door frame or other undercut thing.

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Old September 4, 2010, 08:03 PM   #7
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Agree with Two Star on locking mechanisms lack of strength. Always afraid about how much movement will compromise floor. Focus on floor flatness is much higher therefor more money

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