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Jim F 07-04-2012 10:17 AM

Laminate plank installation with minimum waste
 
I am in the process of laying Pergo flooring. I seem to be wasting a lot. I have tried using the cut piece to start the next row as suggested but then I com up about 2-3 inches short on the other end. Any suggestions

framer52 07-04-2012 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim F (Post 957664)
I am in the process of laying Pergo flooring. I seem to be wasting a lot. I have tried using the cut piece to start the next row as suggested but then I com up about 2-3 inches short on the other end. Any suggestions


Cut the piece at the start so you have a larger piece to end with.

Didn't you figure on about 10% waste factor when you bought?

Jim F 07-04-2012 11:38 AM

Didn't you figure on about 10% waste factor when you bought?[/QUOTE]I did but I figure I'm wasting more than 10%.

JetSwet 07-04-2012 12:15 PM

Make shore you stagger your seams 12" apart.
You bought what you measured you won't have much waist at the end.

mae-ling 07-04-2012 12:27 PM

Take a measurement of the length of a run.
Take the measurement of each piece.
Calculate to stagger joints at least 12" (or whatever is recommended by manufacturer).
Should be able to use cut piece to start next row.


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