Floating Floor Layout

Old 02-11-04, 01:15 PM
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Floating Floor Layout

I am getting ready to install a KAHRS 15mm glued T&G floating floor. I have three questions so far as to layout.

1. The Installation Notes say "A minimum of one butt seam is required in every row, regardless of width (e.g. hallways)." Does anybody know why there has to be a butt seam in short rows?

2. My floor plan is kind of like an "H", with the living area on one side and bedrooms on the other. There is a short hallway that connects(perpindicular) a longer hallway. Should the floor run all the same direction or should the floor run down both hallways instead of across one of them. What is normal or standard?

3. Which is easier to install in a hallway?

Thanks in advance for your time!
Old 02-17-04, 07:02 PM
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Each laminate manufacturer tends to have it's own specific instructions for installation. Go to www.kahrs.com/inst.html for helpful info. If in doubt, call the manufacturer if your retailer can not provide adequate installation info and if installation instructions in the box or on the website are not clear to you.

Typically, to decide where to begin the layout of your laminate floor, consider incoming light. It is usually best to install with the planks running parallel to light coming in windows or glass doors. For any installation, the starting wall should be long, and as straight as possible.

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