Sep 03, 2012, 10:52 PMtracy 7_11
laminate wood flooring
What is the best direction to lay a laminate wood floor in a narrow space?
Sep 03, 2012, 10:55 PMJaybee
While there is no hard and fast rule, in general it is better to run the planks in the shorter direction. This will visually make the narrow dimension appear wider as your eye follows the direction of the planks.
Sep 04, 2012, 08:45 AMjoecaption
If your talking about like in a hall way I'd run it along the longest wall not across the short way.
Reasons being are far less waste, it just looks goofy.
In most cases you'll find doing it the long way matches up with the direction all the flooring in the other rooms will be running.
Sep 04, 2012, 10:27 AMtracy 7_11
Jaybee that is what I thought also, My husband diagrees. It is in our kitchen which is a gally style and only 4 ft wide at the floor. I'm afraid laying it parallel to the cupboards will make it seen even more narrow than it already is. Thank You for your reply!!!