For a small to medium size room it s easiest to use the flooring itself rather than measuring and calculating.
Laminate flooring layout.
Length of your room.
This is a list that shows you how many inches your laminate planks equal when they are put together.
Inches width of your planks.
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Laminate flooring is a great alternative to wood.
These tools are great when you re looking at different types of flooring and trying to decide which one will work best in your rooms.
Layout your new floor.
For example you will be able to look at this sheet and see how many inches it is when 10 planks are put together or 15 planks or 20 planks and so on.
The key to learning how to layout a laminate floor is making a cheat sheet.
In this video i will show you how to layout your laminate floor so you don t end up with a sliver as a final row somewhere.
Arrange planks side by side across the room.
A laminate floor can be installed over almost any subfloor.
Test fit some laminate planks to see how they will lay out in the room.
Test the flooring layout.
When your laminate installation h.
Feet inches length of your planks.
The easiest type of laminate floor boards are the type that lock.
Besides looking like wood termites are not attracted by them and they are easier to install.
The most inexpensive laminate flooring can be as little as 80 90 cents a square foot and it goes up to about 2 3 per square foot.
Mitchell newman the principal of habitar design and stratagem construction says.
A laminate flooring stagger pattern is ideally random with spacing between end joints between 6 and 10 inches depending on the plank width.
Before choosing one brand over another find out whether it is recommended for use in a bathroom and whether there are any special considerations.
Feet inches width of your room.
It s durable and resists stains and surface moisture so it s a good choice for a bathroom.
You can lock the side joints together or simply butt the planks against one another.
A random pattern can be hard to achieve when all the planks are the same length but you can do it using offcuts from previous rows to start new rows.
You ll also need a pad underneath the flooring which can cost between 25 75 cents a square foot.