Laminate installed on a diagonal?

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Old 04-15-08, 12:35 PM
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Laminate installed on a diagonal?

I'd like to install my laminate flooring on a 45 degree angle. How much extra flooring does this take? Consider standard size boards approximately 8 inches by 4 feet. Also, how would I stagger the boards to make it interesting?
 
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Not the pro around here but,

15%-20% extra for waste.

Each flooring manufacturer has their own specifications on spacing the planks. So basically, follow them. Definitely don't let them line up however you end up. On a personal preference, I'd make sure they are never the same, even after 3 rows-but there's nothing wrong with that. Just more cutting to do but in the end it comes out great.

And, as always, make sure you mix up the patterns. Sometimes you'll end up with the same one right next to each other so while you install, keep your eye out on that.

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Hello,

Do you mind if I ask, is this your first floor job? And is this a floating floor, snap locked, or glued down installation?

This sounds like a great idea! (Or, maybe I'm just partial to it because that's the way the boards on my deck are done )

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Connie,
This is the first "click" laminate flooring on a diagonal that I want to try. It looks nice but I wasn't sure of the waste involved or how to line the boards up so the seams don't look all alike.
 
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Thanks for the info.
 
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