Installing Laminate Cutting Angles

When installing laminate cutting angles can be confusing at times. There may be times when you encounter angles. Some of the angles may be simple 45 degree angles, other times you will run across odd angles that can be hard to figure out. In this example I am illustrating how to cut the angles where the laminate flooring is starting. Other times you may need to cut angles where the planks are ending. I will explain how I cut the angles using a simple tool that you can purchase for just a few dollars.


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Cutting angles when installing laminate flooring, this is the angle finder tool.

The tool is called an angle finder. It basically is used to transfer the angle of the wall to the laminate your going to cut.



Using the angle finder tool to cut angles when installing laminate flooring.

First place the tool in the corner of the angle. Then tighten the nut so it will not move. This angle looks like a 45 degree angle, but often the angle is off by a few degrees. This is why I prefer to use this tool to get the correct cut.

Using the angle finder tool to transfer the angle to the laminate plank.

After getting the angle set on the angle finder, transfer it to the laminate plank by holding the tool along the side and drawing a line on the top of the laminate.

Cutting angles when installing laminate flooring, here you need to set the correct angle on the miter saw to make the cut.

Next you just need to make the cut. You can cut it with different types of saws, such as a jig saw or a skil saw. The most common saw to use is a miter saw. Sliding miter saws will work better than a fixed miter saw. The sliding miter saw slides through the plank as it cuts rather than cutting down from above. The sliding miter saw helps your blades to stay sharper longer. Set the correct angle on the miter saw based on the angle you have on the laminate plank.

Cutting angles when installing laminate flooring, here is the cut plank.

Now we have the finished plank cut with the correct angle.

Cutting angles when installing laminate flooring, here is the cut plank.

Now we have the finished plank cut to the correct angle. If you don't have the angle finder tool you can get the angle by trail and error until you get it right. Using the angle finder will save time and material.


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