Laminate - Non-Square Room

Old 02-12-07, 09:10 PM
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Laminate - Non-Square Room

Getting ready to install laminate in living room and dining room. They are connected kinda like a U. I'm trying to figure out where to start laying the floor and how to make it straight, since the walls aren't square.

Here is a drawing of the rooms:

I am also trying to figure out which direction to run the boards. I was planning on running the boards from the front door to the back wall with the patio doors.

None of the rooms are square. I was going to start in the family room (with the patio doors), but I want the floor to appear straight when you walk in the front door.

Where should I start and how do I make it straight?

Old 02-13-07, 08:47 AM
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I'd suggest going the direction you indicated and use the wall to the right of the entry door as your guide to square from. Pop your control line from the entry door to the patio door and install from this lime out. All of the various areas come off this "hall" looking area so get a band of flooring done the width of the entry from said entry all the way to the patio door. This will give you the straight look you want and a base to work from going into the various rooms. Then just install from there one room at a time until you're finished. The rooms may not be exactly square, but I don't see any real oddities here and it should go well. Once the "hall" part is done, the rest will just be what it is. Any one coming into your home noticing and commenting on a little bit of imperfection didn't really come to see you and doesn't need to be there. A little imperfection in squareness here and there in an area like you have is common in remodels and, if you get your starting point good, the rest should follow suit.

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