Laying Hardwood & Board Length


Old 04-21-08, 02:06 PM
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Laying Hardwood & Board Length

I am preparing to lay about 900+ sq/ft of new tongue and groove hardwood flooring. Well the product I purchased comes in 6 ft. planks. I was curious how I should go about laying the floor so that it has somewhat of a random appearance? Or better yet, what do the pros do when laying hardwood that comes in just one plank size?
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Old 04-21-08, 04:15 PM
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Pull boards from different boxes randomly. Cutting a board along the way will stagger all your seams.
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Since they are all 6 foot, grab 4 or 5 and cut different lengths to use as starter boards, and keeping the random ends. When you get across the room with your row, you will need to cut a 6 footer to fit the end cut. Use the other cut off end left, as a starter board for the next rows.
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So I should use the random cut boards on the start of the row, then use full boards in the middle ending with another cut board at the end? Are there "standard" sizes I should be cutting these things down to? or just whatever I please?

Thanks for the great input!

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