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Old April 23, 2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Konecto and fireplaces


I have a gas fireplace, is it ok to lay the Konecto right up to it? Do I need to lay down a tile Hearth in front of the fire place? Also any advice or tips for the Konecto Planks other than roll it then roll it again ? Thank for the help.

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Old April 23, 2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be any reason you couldn't install the planks right up to the fireplace, as long as the heat won't melt the material. And if that is the case, then there's something wrong with your fireplace. There still has to be an expansion gap everywhere.

I installed Konecto in my living space a year or so ago and it's a pretty straight-forward process. You might find that cutting it is a little tough. I think if I had a vinyl tile cutter, it would have been easier. Heating the material and using tin snips for the odd shaped cuts would be a good idea. You can use a hair dryer if you don't have a heat gun.

Protect the glue strips from dirt.
Mix the planks from various boxes.
Watch that you don't put the same pattern too close together.
Use the small roller and the large roller as directed in the instructions.
Make sure the floor is very clean before you lay a plank down.

Enjoy.

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Old April 28, 2011, 05:54 AM   #3
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When I put the shoe molding on should I let it Touch the Konecto.. And should I caulk at the bottom? thanks for your help..

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Old April 28, 2011, 05:38 PM   #4
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when you set your trim on top of the floor just "set" it on the floor without pushing it down unneccesarily tight. You want the floor to be able to move underneath it freely.

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