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Old 07-24-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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I am a finish carpenter going to be installing my 1st. hardwood floor, In a large loft type room. no matter what wall i start with, there is a partition wall in the middle of the space that comes into the room 4',I have an idea about how to start the floor in this situation,( by working off of a chalk line) but I am not sure. Is there a better way to insure that when I get both sides past the partition wall that they will still interlock together ??????????????

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Old 07-24-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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"interlock"? Is this a hardwood or floating laminate?

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post a picture or a sketch of the layout if you can---someone here will offer a suggestion
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I hope that my crude drawing attachment comes thru for you & that you can help me with my situation. No matter what wall I choose for a starter wall I have a partitan wall to deal with. Thanks JimFalz
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Start in the middle-(at the partition)-use a spline so that you are tongue out in both directions---then head towards the wall--that should eliminate the problem of getting the different areas to meet evenly.
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Thank you I think I understand, But can you elaborate a little more.......Thanks Jim F.
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A spline is a thin strip of wood that is used to join two boards---back to back.

This allows you to change the direction that you are nailing.

By starting that room in the middle (at the partitions) and nailing the floor in both directions,you have eliminated the problem of trying to start on either side of a wall and hoping that the floor boards end up perfectly aligned with each other.

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Mike, Thank you for all your help,the advice is priceless....... Jim

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