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TchrMommy

11:35AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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Bvflooring
I'm installing laminate in my living room, dining room and hallway (thank you, local discount warehouse). The manufacturer recommends that you install the planks parallel to the stream of incoming light through the windows and/or parallel to the longest wall. If I did this, it could pose problems for me as I run the laminate down the hallway, which is perpendicular to the longest wall and the windows.

Should I just run the planks parallel with the hallway to save myself the hassle, or should I use a transition strip somewhere to allow for a change in direction? Thanks.

Floorcraft

10:45AM | 02/17/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
use a tmold and change the direction if you want to.
best to use a tmolding anyway, as the expansion and contraction could put pressure on the hall.

bcelect

05:11AM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
I installed pergo in one direction in 2 rooms and the hallway then I changed the direction for the window lighting for the 3rd room. I wish I had kept the direction the same for entire installation. It just looks add when you see it from the hallway. I really doubt the window lighting will make a big difference.

bcelect

07:33AM | 02/23/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
And yes, you should have the expansion joints at each doorway and cover it with the pergo T-mold or use a saddle from a lumberyard.
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