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redhillbob
Laminate Flooring

Does anyone know if there is any truth that you should lay your laminate flooring in the opposite direction of the joists? I was just told today that laying them in the direction of the joists can cause squeaking and possible separation down the road.

dj1
Re: Laminate Flooring

That's true, even when you have a sufloor, which is a must.

redhillbob
Re: Laminate Flooring

So I should go the opposite direction of the joists

dj1
Re: Laminate Flooring

Yes. Let's call it perpendicular to the joists. This way each plank of laminate will be resting on the joists and the subfloor.

A. Spruce
Re: Laminate Flooring
dj1 wrote:

Yes. Let's call it perpendicular to the joists. This way each plank of laminate will be resting on the joists and the subfloor.

Yes, this is the way to go whenever possible.

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