Wondering which way to lay laminate flooring? Here's what the experts say

pale laminate flooring in living room
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Which way to lay laminate flooring is right? This is a common question asked by those keen to tackle the job of installing their new floor on a DIY basis — something usually well within the capabilities of most homeowners. 

When it comes to how to lay laminate flooring, while it is a relatively straightforward job, there are some key tips and tricks involved in achieving a flawless finish.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.