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Help with laminate flooring odd shaped room

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Posted by: from
10/3/2012 at 12:06:51 AM

Hello this is my first laminate install and I'm having an issue.

The laminate coming to the edge of the door has come up 1" short, too small for a cut piece and too big for the trim to cover. The major problem I can't figure out is even if it fit perfect its going to do the same thing when I get to the closet as you can see from the picture the closet is about 2 inches set back and I just can't figure this out.

Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.

help with laminate flooring odd shaped room
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Jim from Restorco, Inc. in Everett
Date/Time10/3/2012 at 1:12:52 AM

You will need to order a new piece. This time order a piece the size of the whole room including the closet. Cut the closet out accounting for all the inlets.

Sorry no tips for a fix.

Good luck!

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Date/Time10/3/2012 at 4:38:45 AM

Flooring, traditionally, runs perpendicular to the floor joists. You need to plan your project in advance accounting for these situations. Sometimes it is best to start at the closet and work the other direction with the flooring. Start the first piece of flooring right at the problem wall and use a full piece. Then work both directions from the "start piece". All your rip cuts should be at the walls. Not between doorways.

Good luck.

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Date/Time10/3/2012 at 5:28:27 AM

Option -1 Is your base board installed or not or can you remove basebord and some dry wall and notch flooring.

Option - 2 put two peaces together then notch out wall. Like is it 4" or 6" Laminate two- 1-long 1- shoter so the but doe's not line up at 1 end. Then Notch 4 1/4 " by 6" or 8" deep for wall next to door so you will have a U shape.

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Bill from HouseBusters in Reelsville
Date/Time10/3/2012 at 6:39:38 AM

Dan gives you some good advice, I'll just add this to it;

You may need to use a longer or shorter piece to start that row so the other end of the row will come out where you want without having too small of a piece on the end.

Dry fit, dry fit, dry fit. dry fit,


Help with laminate flooring odd shaped room
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Date/Time10/3/2012 at 7:20:01 PM

Hi you can solve this problem the old wat all you need is to go out and buy a threshold and put in to divide the two rooms. thats a easy fix.

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Date/Time10/3/2012 at 7:23:47 PM

Hi you can solve this problem the old way, all you need is to go out and buy a threshold and put in it to divide the two rooms. Thats a easy fix.

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Date/Time10/4/2012 at 1:46:58 PM

You may need a solid square in closet or change layout at door in closet.

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Marre in Indore
Date/Time12/8/2014 at 4:59:56 AM

As per the diagram of your laminate flooring it seems like there is glitch at the corner of it and I think if you can try to fold that laminate may be it works for you well.

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