JMN2 wrote:I have a T-shaped room, from the bottom up, a corridor is narrow and long, then splits into two wings (each 1 m2), each end having a door to a bedroom. I will do the bedrooms first, then continue from the bedrooms into the T-section, meet in the middle and continue down the T.
To use a floor trim in the bedrooms depends how the planks meet when the corridor starts, it's very close but by using a trim ie expansion gap I may not have to cut any planks lengthwise when the corridor starts. To clarify, looking at the T, for the whole lot the planks will be vertical.
Any flaws in my cunning plan?
Also, if I decide to laminate all the rooms at one go with the same product without using expansion gap trims between the rooms ie a big floating structure, is this OK? So the expansion gaps along the walls would be sufficient? (3 bedrooms, T-corridor, largish living room)
If, in future, you ever have to lift the flooring to get to pipes, cables, etc, under the floor having expansion gaps at doorways will seem to have been the better decision than a continuous floating floor.
I would generally avoid laying planks in the same direction as a corridor because constant walking up and down the corridor can push end joints of the planks apart. It will likely only ever be one joint this happens to but you will forever be pushing it back together and wishing you'd laid the planks across the corridor instead.