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    Hmm, from your original description I figured the rooms would also be running the long way. This makes it harder. Given you do need a transition or two, you could do some of both. I'd do the halls with the boards running the long way with a transition into the family room.

    Running the long way through family, living study might also work visually. If you know any decorators it might be time to ask for an opinion. However, from a cutting and install POV it would be a pain, you'd likely want to transition at each doorway just for ease of cutting (if not required by the materials) and that might defeat the visuals you are trying to get.

    Frankly, given your floor plan you might want to rethink the whole idea... How long will you be staying in the place and what kind of traffic do you get (kids, family, parties?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    Hmm, from your original description I figured the rooms would also be running the long way. This makes it harder. Given you do need a transition or two, you could do some of both. I'd do the halls with the boards running the long way with a transition into the family room.

    Running the long way through family, living study might also work visually. If you know any decorators it might be time to ask for an opinion. However, from a cutting and install POV it would be a pain, you'd likely want to transition at each doorway just for ease of cutting (if not required by the materials) and that might defeat the visuals you are trying to get.

    Frankly, given your floor plan you might want to rethink the whole idea... How long will you be staying in the place and what kind of traffic do you get (kids, family, parties?)
    I will be there for AT LEAST 2 years. I am getting married in October, so no kids yet. I think you might be right. I might just do the kitchen and bedroom sideways, then the hallway lengthwise, transition, then living room, family room and study in one long shot with no transitions.

    I hope it works.

    As for the reason, the hardwood in there now is hideous, and the landlord doesn't want to shell out the money to fix it. I like to live in a nice place, and don't mind spending a couple of bucks to make my place look great.
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    Hang on, you've got hard wood there already? Just how hideous are your talking about? Getting someone in to sand and refinish the hardwood might still be the best thing to do. How about you get a quote on fixing the hardwood, take it to your landlord and tell him that you are willing to chip in $x towards getting it fixed where $x is the amount you would spend on the laminate?

    I've refinished my own floors in the past as well. You've got to be very careful with the sander (you rent them), but it can also be DIY...
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