My opinion based on your sketch is this:
If you want it all run in same direction, then front to back. I think that would look best all around. If you want the flooring to run the length of the living room, then do that, but still run the rest of it front to back. Have the contractor or yourself dry lay some of the floor to give you a visual clue of how the installed floor might look.
Lay laminate click-together flooring running toward the main source of light entering the room. Install passageway flooring running in the direction of the passageway for best results. Install laminate flooring in long, narrow areas, such as attic bedrooms or sleeping lofts, parallel to the longest wall.
Which direction should I Lay my luxury vinyl planks?
If you have a fireplace or focal point in your room, you’ll want to lay the flooring in a way that draws the eye to that focal point. Lay the planks so they point toward the item you’d like to feature. If you have an open-concept home, this.
Moreover, what is the best direction to lay plank flooring?
Before you can decide how you want to install your plank flooring, you must first decide what type of plank flooring you’ll feature in your home. Deciding the best direction to lay plank flooring, aesthetic considerations for choosing plank direction, final tips for laying plank direction, and functional considerations in addition are a few extra things to pay attention too.
Which is better tile or vinyl flooring?
Along with the low cost, one of the main reasons why people purchase vinyl flooring of any type is that it can be printed to look like a vast Water and Heat Resistance. A couple additional items to look into are: cost, comfort and sound, installation, durability and maintenance, lifespan, sizes, and care and cleaning.
Another frequent query is “Is it cheaper to install carpet or vinyl flooring?”.
Nylon carpeting is one of the better choices for areas that will receive a lot of foot traffic. In many cases, vinyl flooring will cost less to install than carpeting. Expect to pay anywhere from $2 to $12 per square foot, depending on the quality of the product you choose. Luxury vinyl tiles may cost more though.
Is vinyl flooring cheaper than carpet?
While luxury vinyl flooring is generally more expensive than carpet, this is only when you factor in installation of the flooring product. However, when factoring in long-term maintenance costs of both flooring solutions, the lifetime cost of luxury vinyl flooring is actually less expensive compared to carpet.
Can vinyl flooring go over hardwood?
Vinyl is a very versatile material that is well suited to go over hardwood. It stands up well to heavy foot traffic, pets, kids, dirt, and soil, making it a great flooring solution for just about any room or setting with less maintenance than hardwood.
Yet another question we ran across in our research was “Can I install engineered wood flooring over vinyl?”.
Vinyl and wood FINISHES do NOT work together. In fact the chemical transfer (and this is the LEAST of your worries!!! ahem!) from the wood finish to the vinyl is almost 100% guaranteed. That chemical transfer = heavy staining of the vinyl.
Can you put luxury vinyl over hardwood?
Vinyl over hardwood is not a good idea. Vinyl reacts (chemically) with hardwood causing the wood to stain or darken. And that reaction isn’t something you can get rid of. It is permanent. Gluing down is even worse. Most of these adhesives will NOT stick to a hardwood FINISH.
Can you put laminate floor over a vinyl floor?
You can simply lay laminate floor planks over your existing hardwood, vinyl, and even tiled flooring. To properly lay laminate floorboards over your tiled flooring, follow the procedure outlined below: Start off by inspecting the old tiles to ensure they’re still in good structural shape. If your tiles are cracked, chipped, or loose; you’ll be better off chipping the old tiling away and installing the laminate floor planks on a bare subfloor.
If your carpet is ¼ of an inch thin, you can safely and easily install laminate right on top of it without the need of putting anything between the carpet and laminate. However, when the carpet is a bit thick, you will most likely need to put something between the carpet and laminate. Usually, these will be plywood boards.