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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Laminate Flooring

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

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    Default Re: Laminate Flooring

    So I should go the opposite direction of the joists

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

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    Default Re: Laminate Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    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.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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