Hi Joe, Listen I have an old house(1905) with original wood floors under old 50’s tile,Tar paper over that used as a moisture barrier then padding and commercial carpet(I know not my idea). We are down to the OEM wood floors. I bought Laminate plank flooring and quite walk padding and have the tools to install the flooring but don’t know where I should start as its an L shape from the living to dining room with complex cuts around the exhaust chimney in the center of drawing. The house has settled over the years and the floors dip towards the center of the house. I know that you mentioned its a good idea to run long hallways or throughways longways and I agree. Carpet/wood flooring stays in marked areas in a drawing I have attached.
Hi Joe, ok so the deleted just means that line gets deleted(couldn’t erase it) and that block on the right is the chimney/exhaust. We are wanting to run the planks North/South and you can see that the wood floor runs North/South and we feel would look much better running that way. I think you might agree. I have attached pictures of the steps, the floor North to south, the 8″ tall base boards and the front door jam drop off. I just need to know where to measure and start from in the living room. I mentioned the base boards because they join the floor leaving no space for error for an expansion joint. I can cut under the boxed in area shown in the base board pic but that’s about it. Also what do i use to join the bedroom to flooring since we are not doing that room in vinyl flooring? The planks are 6 15/16″ x 48″. I also bought Quite walk underlay and wanted to know in order to not cover a snap line how I should lay that down while installing the flooring?!