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Old 08-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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click-lock flooring, do ends need to line up?


i am in the process of installing a click-lock laminate floor.

which the floor is going to be covering a main room as well as going in to closets.

with the way the boards are lining up, a row comes to the exact edge of the closet door opening.

the door and door frame are not installed yet.

i wanted to keep a 1/2 inch expansion gap per the flooring instructions between the floor and the stud for the door opening.
if i just installed the next row and kept going across and in to the closet there would be no gap for the door frame.

for the next row, can i stagger the end connection for the piece that will be going in to the closet by 1/2 an inch to give the proper expansion gap? or should all pieces be installed flush to each other on the ends of each flooring piece and the proper way to address it is to cut a 1/2 inch gap for the door frame in the piece?


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Old 08-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Not suppose to run it through door ways. There's suppose to be a transition strip in the middle of the door lined up with the door stop trim.
All this should have been right in the install directions and on most boxes of the flooring.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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thanks. the directions don't mention anything about door ways.
i'll be having the same flooring both inside and outside the closet.
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If that was mine I would add the transition strip and change the direction of the flooring inside the closet, and start it at the back of the closet.
What brand is the flooring?
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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The brand of flooring is St. James collection /dream home.

it does seem to make more sense to just keep going straight in the main room then do the transition piece for the door way .

a contractor friend who has been helping with the project threw me off by suggesting to cut around the door way studs rather than having one straight line/seam all along the closet wall.

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No cut your doorjams where the laminate/wood will continue through. Read specs on transitions certain ft
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Need to have the backing strip in place on the transition strip to know where to run the flooring to.
The flooring is not run straight across. If you did it that way the door would not cover up the transition strip.
You really need to go on that company's web site and print out the directions.
One mistake and the whole thing would have to come out to fix it.
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If its a big room forsay you would then stop wood where your door shuts. Must cut door jams for it to look good
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Depot, look at the picture, there is no jambs to cut. The doors not even in yet.

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