Flooring Question

Direction of laminate flooring

I understand that laminate flooring is best laid running towards the light. I have just had an extension built and because of the new room being offset from the old and the old main wall piers, that were either side of the original window, still being there there is no straight run from window to the back of the room. Is it ok to lay side to side as there are many adjustments to be made which would be a lot easier cutting the short ends rather than cutting into long ones. Also what is the best way to make sure the boards run "straight" in such a long run of 25ft?

1 Answer

Best Answer

best way to make shore the boards run straight is to measure of the straight wall in the house, then use a chalk line to get your line,

run one line of flooring from end to end of the room following the line you have made, then cut the planks in to the wall ect then you can start laying the rest of the room

the reason you run the planks in to the light is if you lay the wrong way you will see all the joint lines

also do not lay the planks like brick work stagger the planks this helps the boards blend

hope this helps

Answered 5th Mar 2013

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Member since 30 Jul 2010

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