laminate between two rooms


Old 10-28-02, 09:04 PM
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laminate between two rooms

We are going to install a laminate flooring in the kitchen and living room, a total of 600 sf. There is an archway between the two rooms. I want the flooring to go through both rooms with no transition between them. How do we measure the rooms to make sure the flooring lines up when it gets to the archway?
Old 11-03-02, 02:34 AM
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Not sure I understand what you mean by "How do we measure the rooms to make sure the flooring lines up when it gets to the archway?" but normally you begin installing in one room and when you reach the entrance to the second room your installation expands to that room so your installing both rooms at the same time.

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Old 11-03-02, 08:20 AM
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Do one room at a time. When you get to the doorway,continue the flooring into the next room. Or you can start at the doorway and if 2 people are installing, one goes off into one room and the other off into the remaining room. You can knock it out quickly like that.
Old 11-03-02, 09:24 AM
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Both of these methods mean working in both directions when we reach the second room, or working in both directions in both rooms if we start in the archway. Is that o.k. to do with no-glue laminate? Are some brands easier to do this with than others? Do we need a "spline" to go the other direction?

Old 11-03-02, 09:31 PM
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Start by planning your layout for a successful completion. Plan to start on the longest wall. The plank ends should face the light source in the room if possible. Some glue less floors are easy but some less easy are tighter, pick the color and pattern that "fits" your decor best for you, after all you are the one who will have to live with it, the assembly will be fine. Plan on a transition or lowboy threashold in the doorway to allow for expansion and to satisfy the manufacturers warrantee. No spline required. Read and understand the installation instructions, everything will work just peachy.

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