Need to cut laminate flooring - how?

30 Jan 2011
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I have laminate flooring on the entire ground floor (living room, hallway, understairs cupboard, dining area and kitchen).

I need to lift the flooring in the living room and hallway so that the plumbers and electricians can get to the floorboards.

However, I want to preserve the flooring in the dining and kitchen area. So, I need to cut the flooring neatly at the point where the living room becomes the dining area and kitchen (it's all open-plan).

The cut needs to be a neat, straight line around 10' in length.

What is the best tool to use, ensuring I don't cut into the floorboards or any wires that may be lurking immediately underneath the laminate flooring?

I presume after that lifting it all up is fairly straightforward?
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I assume that the floor runs right throug the door ways then and there are no door bars?

Assuming its click laminate flooring you could just peel it all back to the door , completely lift the other rooms , and then cut the boards at the door and lay them again. It would avoid any fear of cutting into something you may be worried about.

Of course if its glued laminate , the chap above has it...

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