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It is normal for laminate flooring to expand and contract with changing seasons and changing humidity. The important thing is that it must not be fastened down at the edges, or pinned under too-tight or toenailed baseboards. The whole floor needs to be able to contract as a unit, with the slack taken up at the edges. If the edges cannot move, then the boards ...
Apply wood glue in the gap, kick the boards together with your foot or a hammer + piece of scrap wood in the gap on the other side, and then tape the now-glued-together boards with a couple pieces of masking tape or blue painter's tape.
A suction cup (~$12) and a rubber mallet: From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mmhet1bp9U ... its possible to stick the suction cup to the floor board and tap it with a rubber mallet. Glue can be applied in the gaps. The gaps should be cleared of debris first.
Two major considerations for basement flooring are moisture and comfort. Moisture is the primary consideration -- concrete floors are cool and porous and will permit moisture to infiltrate from underneath and condense from above. Obviously, you'll want to keep standing moisture away from wooden floors to prevent damage. There are various methods of doing ...
Laminate manufacturers are all over the place on this. I have done foam panels + plywood then laminate and then others want it directly on the concrete. You will have to talk to the manufacturer or a rep about the options - not all click lock systems are made the same and also some rely more on a glue down than the click lock.
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