Install Laminate Floor around Rock Fireplace

Old 06-20-11, 09:18 AM
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Install Laminate Floor around Rock Fireplace

My front door of my house is opposite the rock fireplace/hearth. I would like to install the laminate floor in the direction going from the front door to the fireplace. I have already used an undercut saw and undercut the rock, therefore the laminate planks will slide underneath the rocks for a nice look. My goal is to have all my irregular length cuts opposite the entry, i.e. at the fireplace, but can anyone advise how to finish at the fireplace. Is this do-able?

The other alternative would be to start at the fireplace and work backwards toward the front door, but I don't want the irregular cuts to be the first thing you see as you come in the house.

Begging for help, thank you everyone in advance, I am stumped.
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I'm not sure In understand the irregular cut issue at the front the door
It would be easiest to start at the fireplace wall. Your planks will be at alternating lengths so you don't have any joints close together.
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When you say 'irregular' I'm assuming you mean boards/planks that have been cut and are not full length pieces. I would think you would want to do the opposite, afterall are you going to be sitting in the room admiring the fireplace or the front door? Wouldn't you want to see the longer lengths leading to the fireplace? When you step in the front door, will there be an area rug or doormat covering up those "irregular" cuts? Either direction you should measure and make sure when you start a row that the end cut will not be a tiny sliver.
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You won't have "irregular" cuts in the field, as only full pieces can be used adjacent to each other. Cuts are made and installed at the ends of the runs.
If you start at the door, when you get to the fireplace, you will need to slide the laminate in from the side, as you will never be able to click/lock it due to the undercut. Hope I am reading your problem correctly.

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