The wall between the closet doors represents an issue. When ever you need to go around an obstacle… say, a wall like this, or an kitchen island, or maybe just flowing flooring through an entire house from room to room – you will have this problem. The problem is getting the flooring planks to line up properly on the other side of the obstacle.
Here, we had a relatively short wall to go around but the planks were getting off. Every time you hit the nail gun, it can be with a slightly different force – thus, some boards may fit more tightly together than others. There is also just the difference between boards – being a natural product. We looked at where the final boards would meet up and shimmed wider gaps between the “closet boards”. If we had the opposite problem, where the closet boards were to wide, I suppose we would have shaved a little off of the long edge of those boards – still trying to hide the modifications in the closet.
Here are a few detail shots:
In case you missed it, here are the links for installing the floor:
Jacking up floor joists
Leveling out the subfloor
Part 1) How to prepare a floor for hardwood installation
Part 2) Installing hardwood floors
Part 3) Installing hardwood floors
Part 4) What we learned for installing our own hardwood floors