Forum Title: Measuring Widths of Planks
Lately I've found the manufacturers listed numbers of the plank widths being off. So I'm carrying my digital caliper with me. Running thirty or forty rows and having your width exact is always a challenge guessing with a tape measure.
Category: Flooring Post By: AMANDA NELSON (Springdale, AR), 02/24/2019

I cut one plank into 4 inch wide strips and lock them all together, adding a strip of duct or blue tape if necessary to keep them together. With a line snapped down the center of a room, it's quick to slide that narrow width of planks around to see where they end up. It at least gives a quick, 'real world' visual of the actual locked together width. That would be about 6' of material locked together. That said, from a centerline in the room, two moves right or left would be enough to measure location points in a 24' wide room. With this taped together row of planks laying through a doorway, you can see where to begin or end a row..... Start at the doorway, and quickly see where joints will end up on the opposite side of the room, or at floor registers offsets, etc. I did this on my first Pergo installation 50 years ago. I need some new calipers.

- ROSS NAVARRO (St. Clair Shores, MI), 04/03/2019

I do sorta the same thing with ceramic tiles and spacers to get a close even number, then snap a grid on the floor.

- DEBORAH CLARK (Owensboro, KY), 04/07/2019

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