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Old 12-20-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Can anone tell me the best way to lay laminate floor planks and which is the best way to start i.e half plank etc?

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You want to lay a full length along a wall where your going to start. See if you end up with at least 1/2 a plank at the end. You don't want a little piece. Adjust to make sure you have a good size plank at the end. From that point start with the piece you figured out above and the next one cut that 1/2 of that or longer. Just keep the ends stagered.
If you can start with a full one, use it to start then 1/2, then full, then 1/2 etc.

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Usually run the lengths of the boards parallel to the longest wall.


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Usually run the lengths of the boards parallel to the longest wall.


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That's what I've always seen/heard on diy tv/forums. Having never done it myself (plan to in the near future), my first instinct would have been to lay the boards perpendicular to the floor joists and make sure to hit each joist with a nail??? Seems like that would make a more solid (less apt to squeek) install?? Am I wrong?

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Laminate floors float. No nails. What are you nailing down a subfloor before the lam?
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that statement would be correct for a nail down wood.

not a lam.

which is it?

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