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Expansion Space

Flooring edge

Definition of Expansion Space

An expansion space is the gap around the edge of a room that occurs when you install a floating floor. The gap allows for the natural expansion and contraction of flooring material due to environmental changes and enhances the longevity and performance of flooring material.

A few things contractors must remember about the expansion space when installing a floor include:

  • The amount of space left is dependent on the flooring material
  • The expansion gap must be measured and calculated accurately
  • The expansion gap must be consistent around the entire perimeter of a room

Example of Expansion Space in a Sentence

“The expansion gap around a room should remain unobstructed by furniture and other objects.”


  • Expansion gap

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