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Old 04-07-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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Pattern for Multi-length wood laminate


We recently purchased a wood laminate product to lay down in our kitchen, adjoining sunroom, hallway, and foyer. The laminate came in three lengths: long, medium, short in a ratio of 2:1:1, respectively.

Is there a rule to the pattern (i.e., order) you should place these in?

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Best pattern is no pattern at all. Just put them in randomly, otherwise it will appear that there is a pattern.

You will still likely have to cut some to size too.

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Best pattern is no pattern at all. Just put them in randomly, otherwise it will appear that there is a pattern.

You will still likely have to cut some to size too.
That's what I figured, but I thought there might be some rhyme and reason to it. I assume I need to at least use all of the pieces in one box at a time, so I don't end up with 30 small pieces for the last bit of floor...
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That's what I figured, but I thought there might be some rhyme and reason to it. I assume I need to at least use all of the pieces in one box at a time, so I don't end up with 30 small pieces for the last bit of floor...
If there is only 3 identical sizes, I would probably cut a couple as well to make it seem a bit more random. Or... since you will probably need to cut end pieces to size anyways... start at the other side of the room occasionally.
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If there is only 3 identical sizes, I would probably cut a couple as well to make it seem a bit more random. Or... since you will probably need to cut end pieces to size anyways... start at the other side of the room occasionally.
Thanks for the help!

This project has been a long time in the making. I had to replace a quarter of the subfloor in the kitchen because of some water damage (swollen subfloor), and had to raise the sunroom floor 7/8". Right now it looks like Frankenstein's monster's floor... Hopefully it will turn out great.
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