If you are making your laminate flooring a DIY project, you might wonder “what is the right direction to install my laminate flooring?” When deciding the direction to install laminate flooring, I always let people know they have multiple options, but in the end, it is all about your personal taste and preference. You first have to visualize which direction looks best in the room you are about to install in. When trying to visualize, follow a few of these tips:
- Running parallel to the main source of natural light is a great way to accent the floor.
- If installing in a room with little to no natural light, run the floors with the length of the room to appear larger (as apposed to the width.)
- Consider your dimensions – a floating floor should not run more than 40ft long or 20ft wide, and must be broken up at these dimensions.
- Pay attention to the floor’s wood grain, pattern or design; this makes a difference in the way the flooring will affect your room’s design.
Follow these guidelines and you should be able to decide the appropriate direction. Just remember to visualize and take into consideration all aspects of your laminate flooring and installation room.
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