My husband and I will be installing laminate flooring in our bedroom soon. I
would like everyone's opinion about where to begin installing the laminate wood
flooring. Should we start in the closet? The laminate will be running the
opposite direction that how it is laid out in the picture.
Do you mean, perpendicular to? It is better to have it laid perpendicular to the
wall with two windows (like it is now), unless the single window on another wall
will provide more light. Otherwise, the light from the two windows will
highlight any possible imperfection in the joints between the planks. There may
be places where the planks are not ideally fitting and, for example, not on the
same plane due to floor buckling or some other issue. If the windows are
parallel to the planks, the shadows will highlight the issues, instead of
concealing them if the planks were ran perpendicular to the window. In other
words, I would run them just like on your picture.
Also, I would start at the wall closets to the doors. You need to have best
control possible around doors, and when you are just starting out, you have best
control - the imperfections have not accumulated yet. That also puts closet
towards the end, when you will already have short planks to use in there.
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