I am having to take up and replace a water damaged laminate floor in a small L shaped hall with 5 doors leading off it. I have carefully taken up the old laminate intending to use it as a template for the new cuts. The old laminate was laid by a professional from a carpet shop and I am scratching my head as to how he managed to get the ends to go under the architraves without leaving large gaps at the far end where it has been slid into place. There is a trick here that I am missing. Does anyone know how he did it?