Laminate Flooring Working Backwards
Guys, just after some tips. I've just finished installing my kitchen and went to the effort to undercut all the endpanels on my island and pantry so the flooring and underlay could slide under. Ideally I would have loved to have put these end panels on last but was persuaded to put these on before the benchtop. Dont ask.
I've spent lots of time reviewing the typical DIY video from the megastores or online guides for installing floating floors and had some great help from this forum. In most videos they suggest undercutting door jambs and architraves etc however they often show the floating floor sliding under this when its the first row. I'm more interested in what happens when its 10th row or the last row and you have to work backwards to get it under the door jamb. I've attached a pic of our island bench so I hope it explains it a bit better. So in short if my last row sits 50mm away from the island, I need to cut a piece around 60mm so that 10mm can sit nicely under the end panel. I would have to do that first and then try to pull it back into the previous row to clip in. Now how the heck do I do that. I cant get an angle on it so it clips into the tongue and groove nicely. So I've either got to mash it into the previous row and hope I dont damage it or slide it from one end under the bench and slide it all the way along. This however wont work for every obstruction in the room. If I have to take off the end panels then so be it but it will be a pain in the b* side.
If I'm missing something here please let me know.