Before you begin laying the planks, however, it’s important to do a little planning. This will help avoid short or narrow plank lengths near the doors and walls.
First, decide which way you want the vinyl planks to run. Generally, vinyl, wood, and other plank products look best running the length of a space.
Nonetheless, this is really just a matter of preference. You can also run them horizontally, or even diagonally, but this would require more work.
To decide, try laying some planks out on the floor in different directions. This will allow you to see which way they look best in your space.
After deciding on the direction the planks will run, calculate the number of full boards that will fit into the space and how much space is leftover for partial planks.
To calculate the width and length of the partial planks needed, simply measure the extra space and divide the number by two. This will ensure all sides look even and professionally installed.