laminate direction??

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Old 03-28-15, 10:28 AM
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laminate direction??

i know you're supposed to keep the direction of laminate one direction throughout the entire house (i guess for looks ) but what if there not adjoined. like my livingroom doesn't connect to the hallway or my office. If i lay the living room how i would like it the hallway would be all cross cuts. any suggestions would be appreciated .
 
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Old 03-28-15, 10:47 AM
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Usually, flooring is put down perpendicular to the direction of the floor joists. This evens out any dips the subfloor may have between the joists so the floor does not take on a wave like pattern. Typically, a hallway would be down the long axis of the house and therefore laying the floor lengthwise would be in order. In this case, you need to rethink the orientation of the living room.
 
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i forgot to mention that i have a concrete sub floor. tile separates the livingroom from hallway and office. i tried to upload pics but it keeps failing
 
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I don't think it will be a problem, there is enough separation that you can get away with it. I assumed the way you described it that the living room and hall were connected, which then are not.

Have fun trimming all the round corners. What kind of base trim is that up there now?
 
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yeah im sure ill have a blast lol. i dont know what kind of baseboards they are they were here when we bought the house. i wish i could slap some quarter round on them but there not flat Name:  20150328_141538.jpg
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Old 03-28-15, 01:55 PM
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Don't use quarter round (too clunky), use shoe. Sometimes you can find shoe moulding that is partially hollowed out on the back side. Big orange store sells long lengths of oak shoe that you can stain to match your laminate. You may have to take a planer to the backside if it doesn't sit flush to the base. Or, use a painted shoe and caulk the gap on top.

The cuts for the round corners are 22.5 degrees and should be able to follow the profile of the base as it is already cut.
 
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Thanks for the tips very much appreciated
 
 

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