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In order to end up with a good looking floor, you need to avoid installing little pieces at either end of the room, and avoid regular patterns which make the seams stand out.

Calculate a SEAMLESS ZONE; a range of starting plank lengths to avoid because they result in short pieces on the opposite wall. Randomize your starting board lengths shorter or longer than the SEAMLESS ZONE to keep your floor looking good.

Your starting boards need to be either:

  • Longer than 6″ and shorter than the START OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE

    or

  • Longer than the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE

    SEAMLESS ZONE method 1:

    Start clicking boards together, end-to-end, beginning on the far right corner of your starting wall
    Continue extending your row of boards until it extends from wall to wall parallel with how you plan to lay your floor
    When you run out of room to lay a full plank, measure the gap remaining

  • If you have a gap of more than 6″ remaining, this is the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE.
  • If you have a gap of less than 6″, pull one plank. This is the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE
  • Put a piece of tape on the wall to mark the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE
    Put another piece of tape on the wall, 8″ further to the left. This marks the START OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE
    Unclick the row of boards. You’ll need them later

    SEAMLESS ZONE method 2:

    Measure the length of the room parallel with the starting wall
    Measure the length of your flooring planks
    Divide the length of the room by the length of your flooring planks. Round this number down to the nearest whole number to find the number of whole planks to cross the room
    Multiply the number of whole planks to cross the room by the length of your flooring planks to find the total full-plank length
    Subtract the total full-plank length from the length of the room.

  • If the difference is more than 6″ you have found the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE
  • If the difference is less than 6″, add the length of one plank to find the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE
  • Subtract 8″ from the END OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE to find the START OF THE SEAMLESS ZONE