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Old 06-29-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Which way to lay down the laminate

Don't laugh at me please. I have a Living Room, that leads to 2 hallways and then 3 bedrooms...all in laminate.

I made a nice picture showing the way I was thinking of running the boards.

Good to go, as I am having a debate with my dad - he thinks E and F should be run North and South and make a transistion between the 2 hallways.

Also wondering if you'd go directly from hallway to bedroom continuous or would you make a transistion from hallways to bedrooms?

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
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Which way to lay down the laminate

The wood should be run accross the floor joists. The doorways do not need transitions.


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Old 07-01-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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It's personal preference. If you want the back rooms turned North-South then I would recommend carrying the E-W flooring in the hall all the way to the wall and then have the change happen on either side. This way when you are looking down the hall from what I assume is the living area you don't see the flooring transition.
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Ditto on the personal preference... thoughts to consider are

--- running it crossways to incoming daylight will hide structural imperfections

--- down a hallway will make hall look long and narrow versus crossways will look shorter and wider

--- doorway transitions will make installation easier , direction change possible, but leaves um.... a bump

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