What is a laminate floor cutter used for?
|A laminate floor cutter can be used on most types of laminate floor.|
|There is usually a limit to the depth and size to which a laminate floor cutter can cut.|
|The maximum depth varies from 10-15mm (0.3-0.5″ approx.)
Laminate generally comes in thicknesses of between 6-12mm (0.2-0.4″ approx.) but can be thicker if it has built-in underlay.
|Some laminate floor cutters come with a board stopper, which can limit the maximum width of laminate the tool can cut. This can be up to 210mm (8.2″ approx.) The board stopper is usually removable to allow for lengthways cutting.Blades are generally capable of cutting up to 320mm (12.5″ approx.) in one depression. The average width of a panel of laminate is 190mm (7.4″ approx).|
|Laminate cutters are capable of achieving notched cuts, which is useful for getting around door frames and pipes.Some laminate cutters can also perform angled cuts, which is ideal for awkwardly shaped rooms.|
|Laminate is a floating floor, which means it is not fixed down.There should be an expansion gap of around 10mm (0.3″ approx) left on the outside of a laminate floor. This allows for the expansion and contraction of wood which naturally occurs with changing temperatures and other conditions.|