Hallway Help – Width Isn’t Constant
Jim, this is quite a service for DIYers, and I thank you before I even get started! I have uploaded a pdf of my floorplan. We have a 3-level condo, with the main living area on the 2nd floor. The LVP will be throughout the main floor, except for the bathroom and one of the closets. From our front door, you walk up carpeted stairs to get to the main floor. In my sketch, you can see that the view when standing on the main floor landing is 36+ feet to our west wall. There is a short “hallway” formed by the bathroom/closet wall and opposing closet wall, but our space is largely open. It seems that the planks will look best running lengthwise east to west. I am going to use Home Depot Lifeproof, 47.6″ long by 8.7″ wide. I have labeled my floorplan with letters and numbers to help with the questions below:
1. Small “hallway” and how to extend a chalkline with barriers? C is the end of a half-wall at the entry point. C to E are askew in that C is offset 2″ into the living room from what I wish was a parallel line to E. Trying to use a dry line to figure out where the center of the hall is (I’m assuming D to E is the hall), extending that line to C — I just can’t make it work where I have confidence that the 36.08 foot run won’t look like a crazy-making funhouse.
2. Related to the C, D, E problem is the kitchen island also obstructing a straight line from D to the kitchen west wall. The island F protrudes beyond the D to E line by 7.5″.
3. The D to E hallway varies in width by 1/2″. 1-to-2 is 35.5″. 3-to-4 is 36″. I’m afraid that 1/2″ might be quite off by the time I get to the east wall of the living room.