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1st Laminate Floor Install...Quick Question

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by nelbert, 4 Aug 2017.

  1. nelbert

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    Hi,

    I am about to lay my 1st laminate floor and just want to pick the brains of experienced floor layers. basically...from the picture below...where would I be best starting my 1st row? Boards will be laid in the direction of the window (far end away from the door in the bay). Cheers in advance for any ideas. Room.png
     
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    I'd start at the door, making sure you've got a suitable width board at the door and also where the hearth starts for it to look right (no thin slivers).
     
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    I agree with the above. If you were to start on the opposite side, your first full run of boards would be along the fireplace, and you would need to play around with a second start in the alcove such that they meet up.
     
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    Cheers both.
     
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    I'd start at the main fireplace get it square in that area then check you have decent cuts on opposite walls and the doorway.
     
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    Yeah...i was thinking I might just have to dummy run with boards from chimney breast to opposite wall, juggle it so it's even both sides and then see if it leaves me a decent width for the 1st board on the threshold. We all know somewhere there is going to be a pain in the arris piece to cut
     
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