Asked on Mar 12, 2018

How should flooring be laid, as you enter into a bedroom?

Joy30150932Shore grandmom2dogal


7 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Mar 12, 2018

    It's not a hard and fast rule, but typically you run it the long direction through the room. This gives the illusion of a longer room. It isn't wrong, however to run it the short direction or even diagonal if it gives a pleasing effect. Occasionally, it's impractical to run it the long way because of obstacles, etc.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Mar 12, 2018

    Either way is okay. But if you have wood flooring in the hallway or another room leading up to the bedroom, have both areas running in the same direction. Best wishes ! ☺️
  • Tae
    on Mar 12, 2018

    The typical way is the long way. I say pick the room you want or use the most and run it that way and let all other rooms connected to that room dictate how its run.
  • Ken Erickson
    on Mar 12, 2018

    Normally you would run it perpendicular to doorway. However, you can do it either way. Best bet is to lay parallel to the longest wall.
  • 2dogal
    on Mar 12, 2018

    You can lay it anyway you want. For something striking, lay it on the diagonal. That requires more cuts and waste, that's why that's not done more often. Or if you lay it parallel with the shortest wall, it visually widens the room. People lay flooring parallel with the longest wall because it's faster for the installer and has least waste.
  • Shore grandmom
    on Mar 12, 2018

    The whole house should have flooring running in the same direction.
  • Joy30150932
    on Mar 12, 2018

    At one time the different flooring was centered at the middle of the door frame but now it seems to be cut off at the edge of the hallway with a special strip to match the flooring.
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