How to lay the 1st row of laminate floor? - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 05-18-2010, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
View haiphan02's Photo Album My Photos
How to lay the 1st row of laminate floor?

I have a 1 1/2" gap at the end of the row as picture here. What should I do? I have


-I have put the spacers in-between the laminate and wall already.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	scan0001.jpg
Views:	438
Size:	32.7 KB
ID:	14986  

haiphan02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 05-18-2010, 12:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 12,102
View GeorgeC's Photo Album My Photos
Take up what you have laid. You will use 5 pieces for this row. Now cut 2 pieces that when added to 3 full pieces will cover the length that you need. You can use these cutoff pieces in other rows.

When I have laid laminate floor I have "dry" laid the first 3 or 4 rown to get a idea of how I want to cut. Usually what you cut off the end of one row you can use the cutoff piece to start the next row.

You want to be sure that the boards are staggered through ( in my opinion ) at least through 6 rows. Actually I do not want any repeat pattern to be readilly visible.


G
GeorgeC is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 05-18-2010, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
View haiphan02's Photo Album My Photos
That makes sense now, wasn't thinking clearly at 1:00 in the morning. Will try that will I get home.
haiphan02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 Old 05-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 373
View Willie T's Photo Album My Photos
Just be sure you don't get lazy and make it look like the top section.

The bottom is much better... but not great. Remember, that you can have occasional shorter pieces anywhere in the center runs if you need to... the short, cut pieces don't always have to be on the ends. (Sometimes special trimming is necessary to make them fit.) Anytime you are stacking full pieces against the previous row, you are subject to creating repeating patterns. This is not aesthetically desirable.

Vary the colors too.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Floor Patterns.jpg
Views:	3389
Size:	31.8 KB
ID:	14988  


Last edited by Willie T; 05-18-2010 at 03:38 PM.
Willie T is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laminate TomC General Woodworking Discussion 5 10-18-2009 09:43 PM
Need a little help with laminate rrbrown General Woodworking Discussion 6 02-24-2009 12:49 PM
Cutting laminate floor between door jambs 14cityofpines Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs 4 10-07-2008 03:12 AM
-Laminate trimmer Bob Willing General Woodworking Discussion 4 08-24-2008 11:28 AM
Need Laminate Help marchboom Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 1 08-08-2008 10:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome