Hi Joe – two questions for you:
1) Can you share with me your thoughts about how I should approach installing my plank flooring around a newel post? Should I install with an expansion gap and cover with shoe moulding or undercut the post and install as if it were a door casing? See attached pictures.
2) My staircase is in the middle of the room, and I need to install around it (as if it were a kitchen island). I snapped my reference line and have been verifying that both sides of the staircase are the same distance from the reference line, as you taught me. However, I am consistently 1/16 to 3/16 off in some areas. Is this going to be a problem when I join up the planks on the other side? If so, any ideas on how to fix it before i connect? I already have many, many rows of plank installed so it would not be terrific to rip the whole floor up.