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Laminate floor in bedroom,where do I start?

Postby ratgirl » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:05 pm

I am going to lay laminate floor in my bedroom,I thought that it would be easier to start away from the door (along the longest wall) but someone told my dad to start at the door?
So where is best to start?
Also I am unable to get my wardrobe out of my bedroom easily and my bed,so I was hoping to lay half the floor then place the wardrobe & bed on the floor that is laid,will this be ok?
Or has anyone got any other ideas?
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Postby GaryS » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:22 am

The reason for starting at the door is so that the doorframe can be undercut, this is cutting a small bit off the baseblocks and off the doorframe itself then sliding the laminate under.

This allows you to have expansion gap at door instead of gaps.

You do this by using a scrap piece of laminate and a saw.

Put scrap piece at bottom of doorframe and place saw on top of laminate this gives correct height of cut (Remember if using thick u/lay put a piece of this under your scrap piece too) cut through base block or if your door doesn't have base blocks then the cut through the door facings and remove excess with small chisel, then cut into door frame using same method to set height and again remove excess.

Do not cut through door check unless you are going right through to next room with laminate aswell.

You should now have a space to slide laminate under baseblock and doorframe.

cut your first piece of laminate to suit and slide under

the wardrobe should not cause a problem as long as you dont damage edges while moving it or scratch the floor put some spare u/lay underneath to help prevent scratches.

hope this helps.


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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:17 am

It really doesn't matter, if you have floorboards make sure the laminate runs across the boards. Try to lay as much floor as possible before moving bed and wardrobe onto it. Remove the door to make fitting easier.
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Postby daniel_C » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:41 am

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Ideally you would start from an external wall. This way you would be sure the planks lie straight in the area. First full plank would be laid in the corner and further planks would be added untill the last plank reaches the oppersite wall. The waste from your cut would then be used back at the beginning corner and so forth.
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