install laminate "backwards"


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Old 10-03-06, 07:28 AM
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install laminate "backwards"

i want to replace one piece of my finished laminate floor, as it happens, the first piece i installed. i used the standard method of installation, going from left to right, away from the wall. now, to do what i want to do, i ahha to re-install the first piece of flooring, but need to squeeze it into the piece in front of it and next to it - ie backwards.

has anybody done this; any special problems; any suggestions or tricks to make it easier??

when i took two loose peces and tried to fit them together "backwards", they did not want to snap together.
 
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Cut the locking lip off one board or the other. Then a little tiny bead of glue and slide it in and compress it tight so no cap. Then masking tape it to the installed plank, to hold it tight.
 
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Old 10-04-06, 07:30 AM
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i still have a beginners question. which is the locking lip- the wide side or the narrow side?? these inidividual pieces are about 16" by 4 feet and are made to look like spanish floor tiles.
thanks, werner

also, WHAT KIND OF GLUE IS BEST??
 
 

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