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Old 05-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I've layed laminate flooring several times over the years, in rooms no straight corners, rooms with 5 doors etc. and the one thing that always causes me stress is doorways.

My sons bedroom is rectangular approx 3m by 2.7m with a door in the far corner. (See image ). All the skirting boards have been removed and I've undercut the architrave around the door.

Obviously to lay the floor I'd start at wall A as it's the longest and work my way backward toward wall B and the doorway.

My problem... how do I lay the last row of laminate at the door so that it fits under the architrave. (bottom part of the diagram) This is a click type laminate so it has to go in at 45 degree angle and then be pushed down.
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May have to shave off the ridge on the long side of the doorway boards, use some glue and slide them in from the hallway side into the finished floor. Or start at the doorway and work to the other wall.

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You would want a full piece under the door, you will have to measure and notch out to fit the door, a oscillating saw to make cut under door jam then each one after the doorway in 1st row would be striped to match the difference.
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Would this work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ZVlL8AID5Lg
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Don't know why he would use glue that's just silly, also shouldn't use the bar on the sides you need to snap in only on the ends.
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I'd do as the video did with glue. Otherwise there is nothing to prevent those board edges from separating with use.
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Laminate is interlocking there's no need to glue the seams.
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Not if you remove the lip on the long side as he did.
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Not if you remove the lip on the long side as he did.
To each there own, although he removed the lip to get the space to get the last plank in... No, voids warranty and will never hold.
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