Flooring Novice: Installing Trafficmaster Allure- A few Q's
Hello, I've never installed flooring before and I'm considering doing our entire first floor (1,000 sq ft) in HD's Trafficmaster Allure vinyl plank flooring in hickory. I currently have a pergo like wood laminate that I don't care for. It is in okay shape, I just dislike the color and the sound. Before I tear out all of the existing wood laminate I was thinking of trying it in a 10x13 playroom first.
Would it be possible to remove the baseboards and lay the trafficmaster allure out over the existing laminate, see how it wears and then if I like it pull up the laminate and put the assembled vinyl plank back down over the subfloor? I'm nervous about permanently removing the current flooring and not liking the allure product.
Also, I want the allure trafficmaster to look as real as possible. How should I stagger it? More them 1/3rd and 2/3rds? The plank size is 6"x36".
Thanks in advance for your help!