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Newbie46237 01-31-2013 08:09 AM

Where to start laying laminate flooring in a non square room?
I have a question:

I have a partially square room....meaning the left side of the room is a square but the right side of the room has a few angles. I started putting down my laminate from left to right as suggested by the manufacturer and I was almost done until I got to the angled portion of my wall. I'm stuck and I can't get the angled cut pieces in.

What can I do? I don't want to take apart the whole room because we have just 10 % extra flooring for waste and really don't want to buy any more. I also know that once you take laminate flooring apart it doesn't seem to fit as well as it did the first time. For future reference how do you suggest I put down flooring in an angled room? Start at the angles or continue left to right?


joecaption 01-31-2013 08:18 AM

If you can post a drawing, a picture, something so we can try and see what your seeing it would be a big help.
Alway best to start on the longest wall with the least amount of openings.

What do you mean by your having trouble with the angles. Trying to cut them or trying to figure out what the angle is?
What tools do you have to make the cuts?

dengle 01-31-2013 02:09 PM

If it's a matter of cutting the right angles, in any big box store there are "angle finders" which will greatly help with getting the correct measurements.

joecaption 01-31-2013 02:12 PM

In most case a tool as simple as this is all you need.

dengle 01-31-2013 02:15 PM

I made one of those with two pieces of scrap wood and a nut/bolt :) If you just need to draw the line on something that'll do. If you need the exact angle so you can set up the miter/chop saw, then an angle finder will have that info on it. Your call on what you need.

christy74 01-31-2013 08:44 PM

are your angle cuts under door frames

JetSwet 02-02-2013 06:07 AM

Sounds like a jig saw is what needs to be used most laminate jobs require it.

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