what direction to lay laminate?
KMS Woodworks on Jul 08, 2012normal practice for laying any "strip" flooring is to lay it with the long dimension of the room...to do so other wise makes it look goofy. When real hardwoods are laid the goal is to lay perpendicular to the floor joists. This adds a degree of stiffness to the floor. Is there a reason your going with laminate?....laminates are generally considered quick cheap disposable floors....if you plan to be in the home for a while you will get longer term value from real flooring....Most laminate look pretty crappy after 2-3 years and then must be replaced...while a real hardwood floor can last 100 years or more.... multiple laminate floors not only cost more in the long run, but also and harder on the environment with the waste and production costs.Helpful Reply
Becky P on Jul 08, 2012I have a split level. It's being installed downstairs on top of concrete (with plastic vapor barrier). It's actually pretty nice, Pergo, and it wasn't the cheap stuff. It should last until I am dead, lol!Helpful Reply
Carol on Jul 05, 2015We put cheap laminate (from Big Lots) in our kitchen 8 yrs. ago and it still looks like new. Like you I wanted the kitchen to look wider and laid the laminate width-wise. It looks fine and I am quite happy with how it looks and wears. Do it the way YOU want it and don't worry what others say.Helpful Reply
Huntington Henry on Aug 08, 2015At the main enter point you should see running boards.Helpful Reply
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