Laminate direction -- Check the pic

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Old 02-06-14, 10:38 AM
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Laminate direction -- Check the pic

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I'm attaching my plan to install laminate. Am i picking the right directions?

I have a ugly passage near Bedroom #4 in the pic [Look at LHS - Bottom]. Install plan:

- Start in B#4. Starting place will the rectangle in the pic.Stop at door thresholds.
- Move to adjacent B#3. Starting place will the rectangle in the pic.Stop at door thresholds.
- Start Game room as per directions and work my way through the passage near B#3 & B#4. This is where i see lots of waste and crooked curves. Any ideas to do this better will be greatly appreciated.

- Once passage is done, move to Game Room. Will start at RHS.

- Then to Bedroom # 2 on top RHS

- Finally to Bedroom on top LHS. Starting point is Left side.

In general, i picked to start parallel to stairs entry to maintain flow. If i install perpendicular to stairs, it will not look right. Let me know if i'm on right track as it's kind of confusing with all the direction guidelines.
 
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Old 02-06-14, 02:01 PM
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Sorry, Pro here...

Flooring is usually installed perpendicular to the floor joists so that the planks span multiple joists. It also prevents the flooring from following the wave that is sometimes created by sags between the floor joist. Flooring is also looks more pleasing is it follows the long wall in a room or hallway. With laminate, you will need to add transition strips at each doorway so the change in direction should not be an issue. So...in a nutshell, turn all your flooring in your schematic and don't worry about the stairs, you will have stair nosing to make that transition.
 
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Txs Pros.

Let me understand this right. Are you suggesting that i should turn the directions in all the rooms?
 
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Old 02-06-14, 04:30 PM
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Exactly, flooring length should match the length direction of the room. Turn it all.
 
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