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Old 06-10-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
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Laminate - Last row, minimum width???


I am installing a laminate floor with 7.5" planks. The various walls are laid out so that there is no way to make nice thick edge pieces. If I make a 3" end piece on one wall, it will end up being 1.5" in another room or hallway. There's just no way to get around there being a thin ending plank somewhere.

My question is, is it ok to have your end piece as thin as 1.5" - 2" in some areas? Obviously the bigger the better, but this is my first flooring project and I can't find a solid answer as to what is too thin for the last plank.

Thank you guys in advance. I'm going to catch some zzz's and get back at this in the morning.

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Better to have even sized end pieces for a nicer look, even though its just 2 inches. It shouldn't be 2 inches in one end and 4 in the other. Maybe you need some more adjustment while laying.

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the size of a piece in one room should have no effect on the length of a piece in another room. a drawing or picture would help. you can adjust the length of the end piece by varying the length of the starter piece in that row. or are you talking about the long thin pieces in the last row?
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I am installing a laminate floor with 7.5" planks. The various walls are laid out so that there is no way to make nice thick edge pieces. If I make a 3" end piece on one wall, it will end up being 1.5" in another room or hallway. There's just no way to get around there being a thin ending plank somewhere.

My question is, is it ok to have your end piece as thin as 1.5" - 2" in some areas? Obviously the bigger the better, but this is my first flooring project and I can't find a solid answer as to what is too thin for the last plank.

Thank you guys in advance. I'm going to catch some zzz's and get back at this in the morning.
I take it that you are running all the laminate through the rooms in one without transitions strips?
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Might be able to strip down the 1st board then move the entire floor down so the last will be thicker.

Read the recommendations on how far you can lay the laminate before it needs a transition strip.
Offset your seams a good 12" apart.
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