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Old 08-28-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Going to get started on laying my floor in the next day or two. I've read online how to start and such, so I'm good there. My question is what would be the proper install way when you have to install into the area where the stove sits, and have to go around a corner. I know I may have to cut a part out, but when you get to the stove area, do you install to the wall, or come from the wall. Kind of hard to explain. Same question goes for a small food pantry area. I've been searching online, and just have came across a whole lot of helpful info. If you have any questions, please let me know, and I'll do my best to explain further.

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"hardwood laminate"????? Are you talking about engineered wood? Or laminate that looks like wood? Wood (and laminate) need a small "gap" away from the wall for expansion/contraction. I wouldn't go up to the wall completely, your floor will buckle like crazy.

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"hardwood laminate"????? Are you talking about engineered wood? Or laminate that looks like wood? Wood (and laminate) need a small "gap" away from the wall for expansion/contraction. I wouldn't go up to the wall completely, your floor will buckle like crazy.

The tongue and groove planks. And I didn't mean up directly against the wall. The brand I got says leave 1/4" gap.
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When it comes to the stove, are your planks going parallel with or perpindular to the stove openning?

Either way, you could stop just under the edge of the stove and lay plywood down the same thickness as your flooring from where you stop your flooring to the wall or you could cut the pieces so they fit between the cabinets and carry the floor to within the recommended gap at the wall, either way it's your choice.

If you choose to run the flooring up to the wall you carry the floor in under the stove not from the wall out to what you just laid.

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When it comes to the stove, are your planks going parallel with or perpindular to the stove openning?

Either way, you could stop just under the edge of the stove and lay plywood down the same thickness as your flooring from where you stop your flooring to the wall or you could cut the pieces so they fit between the cabinets and carry the floor to within the recommended gap at the wall, either way it's your choice.

If you choose to run the flooring up to the wall you carry the floor in under the stove not from the wall out to what you just laid.

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It will be going parallel with the opening. Also, thanks for the reply. This is the answer I was looking for. Since the tongue will be going towards the wall, is it hard to put those pieces that are going under the stove on "backwards"?
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