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Setzer1994 07-20-2012 11:43 AM

Best Place to Start Laminate Flooring in Basement
 
Hi all,

Wanted to get your opinion about where I should be starting my laminate flooring in my newly renovated basement.

I have a attached a picture of the layout of the room - as you can see the shape is a little irregular.

My plan is to have my floor run the "long-way" (top to bottom in this layout). My question is what side of the room to start on.

My main concerns:
1. The Left-hand wall between the two windows is about 8' long, but is not perfectly parallel with the oppose wall (which borders the stairs). It's about 5/8ths of an inch off across the 8'. Should I be worried and compensate for this?
2. I will also be putting laminate down at the foot of the stairs and down the short hallway off to the right. I want to make sure that this is straight as well. This is leaning me towards starting with the wall that borders the stairs in the main room.

Any thoughts?

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Uhdtv 07-21-2012 07:52 AM

You can start on the window wall. The only way to compensate for the irregularity is divide it between both walls. in other words start 5/16ths out of straight with window wall. Unless the hall is way out of square there will be no problem. 5/16ths out of square on an eight foot wall won't be noticeable. Far less in the hall


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