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kenpilot

09:08PM | 05/02/07
Member Since: 05/02/07
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I installed laminate flooring in my kitchen a couple of years ago and laid the planks along the longest wall like the directions said to. Now I am installing the same laminate flooring in my living room and dining that is off the kitchen. Only problem is the longest wall and the way the light is coming in is opposite of the kitchen. Should I run the flooring in the same direction coming off the kitchen or run it parallel tothe incoming light and longest wall of the living room and dining room? Not sure if that would look too weird with the flooring running perpindicular to one another at the kitchen and living room/dining room transition. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Ken

flooringworldDOTorg

01:33AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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with laminate flooring it simplt doesnt matter.

Laminate flooring is a floor finish, not a structural product, so it can be installed any direction.

it really depends what you want and your opinion on aesthetics.

personally I thnk it would look weird reversing direction, but my opinion might not be the same as yours or anyone elses.

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kenpilot

05:38AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 05/02/07
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Thank you for the response. I appreciate the feedback.

smharbour

04:23PM | 05/07/07
Member Since: 05/06/07
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I have same question. We're doing living room/den/hallway. Want planks running same direction except hallway may look funny with floor not running the length of hall but across. Have you seen adjoining floors running in different directions? Know where I could get some pictures to get an idea?

Also, can you install laminate wood flooring over tile or should we pull the tile up?

flooringworldDOTorg

12:24AM | 05/12/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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the first question is a matter of opinion and aesthetics only ... laminate flooring is a floor finish and not a strutural product so technically it can be installed in any direction.

As to the installation over tile, as long as it is in decent shape, then yes you can install over it.

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The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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