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laminate flooring how to hide/run surround speaker wires

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by mick23, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. mick23

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    hi all i currently have carpet/underlay so i run surround speaker wires under carpet, i am thinking of having a wood/laminate flooring laid,but am not sure how i can run/hide speaker wires.

    i do not want to have to chase grooves etc in the concrete floor, how can i make the speaker cable less noticiable

    thank you
     
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    I did this in my previous abode :cool:
    I used the green fibreboard as the underlay (about 8mm thick) and ran trunking between the boards , not under.
    Worked for me :smashin:
    JS
     
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    Hi mick
    If you are taking the skirting board off and replacing with new you can put all the cables in the expansion gap between the laminate and the wall before fitting the skirting back on
    Cheers Gonzo..
     
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    Hi

    I ran my cables along the sides of the floor, normally you leave a space between the wall and the floorboards (covered by the baseboard) to enable the wood expand. I used that space to run my cables..

    Good luck
     
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    thanks all

    original skirting will remain in place ,not sure how wide the expansion gap acctually needs to be , cable is round qed wire , then a moulding /beading of some sort will be used to hide gap between skirting and boards.

    thank you
     
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    Expansion gap is normaly around 10-15mm.
     
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    Hi mick
    Yep just put the cable in the expansion gap around (8mm gap) then just fit your beading over it job done.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    thanks all for info
     
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    on this note do you put the cables in all exposed ie no conduit or do u run the cables within a casing for example for future cable lays etc.
     
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    When I bought some laminate a few weeks ago, I noticed some 'special' edging strips for laminate flooring that contained a conduit for speaker cables. I think it was in either Focus or Homebase. Looked quite neat.

    Balders.
     
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    I did similar, but cut channels in the green fibre board to allow for my cable runs. QED micro cable is a good balance of quality and size for rears.

    JJ
     
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    I used the flat QED cable and laid it under the wood floor. Taped it to the concrete to stop it moving when laying the floor, put down the underlay and it compressed in to it as its about 2mm out of the 6mm or so underlay, floor laid over the top no problem. Does mean changing the cable though, expansion gap idea is good if you can get the cables round that way (I had doorway crossing issues).

    Paul
     

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