Fitting laminate flooring,

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  1. jamesfj78

    jamesfj78 New Member

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    Hi i am about to laminate my liveing room but not sure where is the best place to start it is 20sq meters, it has a chimney breast any advice or tips would be very welcome
     
  2. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Against the longest wall. Make sure you measure across the room to check where the boards land. Also make sure it runs straight with the hearth/fireplace


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  3. jamesfj78

    jamesfj78 New Member

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    Thankyou yes i will start ftom the longest wall i have a chimmney brest but no fireplace or hearth to worry about im just not sure where i lay the first board is it the corner, or start from the chimney breast wall?
     
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    jamesfj78 New Member

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  5. Simon Grimley

    Simon Grimley Well-Known Member

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    This was nearly 2 years ago… I’m sure it’s done by now…
     
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    He’s still wondering which corner to start in.
     
  7. Parquet flooring

    Parquet flooring New Member

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    Fitting laminate flooring is all about precision and preparation. Start by prepping the subfloor, ensuring it's clean and level. Measure twice and cut once to avoid errors. Use spacers to allow for expansion, creating a seamless finish. Remember, quality underlayment is key for soundproofing and moisture protection. Begin laying the planks from one corner, maintaining a staggered pattern for stability. Don't forget to leave room for transitions and doorways. Finally, use a tapping block and mallet for a snug fit. Take your time, follow instructions, and enjoy your beautifully installed laminate flooring
     

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