I have a small problem. I'm going to install laminate flooring in my
living room, hallway, bedroom, stairs and entryway. The largest room
is the living room which is rectangular. The light in that room also
falls "lengthwise" from a sliding glass door at either end. So far,
it seems like a no-brainer - the flooring should be run lengthwise in
that room, parallel with the longest wall and the light source. The
problem is that my staircase runs in that same direction.
Does the direction of my staircase preempt all other considerations
when deciding which direction to lay the floor? I think it will look
odd if all of the flooring runs one way and the flooring on the stairs
runs the other.
Anyone run into this situation before? What did you do and how did it
With hardwood flooring, it was common practice to run it perpendicular to
the floor joists for mailing. Laminate frees you to do what looks best for
your situation. Lay out a few boards and see what it looks like to you.
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