Installing flooring between two railings


Old 01-18-14, 06:34 PM
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Installing flooring between two railings

Hi guys,

I'm going to be replacing the upstairs carpet with probably some laminate or engineered flooring (click lock type).

I've only installed these in areas where the ends were covered with a baseboard or I installed a transition strip to a tiled area.

This house has a section between two rails (one is the stair rails, the other rail overlooks the first floor). How do I install flooring in this section? Can I cut it to fit exactly or I need to leave room for expansion (it's only a short section 1.5 meters) if I need to leave room for expansion, is there a way to cover the gap?

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Old 01-18-14, 06:37 PM
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Ok, I don't know why the photo is upside down, it was fine when I uploaded it!
Old 01-19-14, 06:57 AM
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Pull back a little on your picture so I can see the bigger area. What direction are you planning on laying the flooring? I think engineered would be a little more stable than laminate. Given that it is a small area, the chances of the expansion of the flooring causing a problem are minimized over the shorter distance. Would also like to know relative thickness of the flooring relative to the trim with the carpet and pad removed.

How are you planning on addressing the transition at the stairs?
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