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Old 10-16-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Laminante wood flooring layout opinions needed.


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Armstrong Laminate flooring. Glueless/Floating http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/la...oor-104118.asp

I got a quick question about laying out my flooring.. I intend to start out at the "top" wall in the photo and work my way to the bottom of the photo.. This will mean that the planks will be perpindicular to the length of the joining hallway.. Is it wrong to do this or should I try to do some sort of transition from the main rooms to the hallway so the planks are perpindicular to the length of the hall? The floor plan below is not to scale or true layout but close.. The hall in the picture appears a bit longer than it really is... The gray area on the left is the kitchen.. The gray area on the right is an elevated entry way so there is no wall there. Both gray areas are tiled.

Another general question I have... Is it possible to lock/join the end of a plank with the side of another.. In other words, join them perpendicular to change directions of the flow. I know you can do this with a T molding but those would not be ideal in my opinion. I am waiting for product delivery so I haven't seen how the end joints are constructed.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Cheers,
Jerid




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Old 10-18-2009, 12:54 AM   #2
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It's your personal preference as to the "how" you lay it out. My house has real red oak from the 40's and it's layed out the way I've seen and done flooring.

I would run it Parallel with the hall walls from the top wall to the bottom and tile around the fireplace.



I know it looks like a third grader but I don't spend money on software for this kinda stuff.

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Thanks for the reply jtpro.

I think your recommendation would look good whenever moving from one room to the next through the hall however I think it would break up the flow when entering through any door on the floor.

Here are a couple examples.. again, not to scale.

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