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Fat B 01-26-2007 11:04 AM

Which way do I run the Laminate Flooring?
 
I've done some research on this and some say to run it with the length of the room. Most say to run it parallel to the light coming in the room. I'm not too sure which way is parallel to the light. I have a room that is 45' x 14'. The windows large picture windows and are along the 45' wall. Do I run it with the long ways of the room so the first row is 45' long? Or should I run it perpendicular to the windows so the first row is 14' long?

Thanks!

glennjanie 01-26-2007 11:33 AM

I vote for the 45' run.
Glenn

cibula11 01-26-2007 12:33 PM

I second that. Less cutting. And when you walk into the room the light from the windows won't make the seams quite as noticeable.

Deathlok 09-29-2007 11:58 PM

It all depends. If your going to run the laminate up a set of stairs, then make sure you run the laminate lengthwise, or else you will be cutting a million small pieces to fit the stairs.

I ran mine so that the in such a way that it makes the room look bigger. As you sit down on the sofa, the pieces of laminate run lengthwise, so the lines give the illusion of a bigger room.

Daryl in Nanoose 09-30-2007 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennjanie (Post 7701)
I vote for the 45' run.
Glenn

Me to, I have been in rooms with it ran the other way and they looked squashed


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