I'm planning on floating my click laminate floor in a diagonal placement in my space. When researching, I came across an article that describes some of the challenges with installing diagonally.
When you begin a hardwood installation in the middle of the floor, you need two first rows. The tongues of each row must face in opposite directions to give you something to which to attach the subsequent rows. Arranging this requires a trick: You have to cut a false tongue to fit into the grooves between the boards in these rows.
It sounds like this article is strictly referring to tongue and groove products, but I wanted to double-check if this issue applies to click systems as well that are floated.
I was under the impression I could click boards in from either side of the "first row boards" in the middle of a room when doing a diagonal install, but since I haven't done this before, I thought it best to ask before buying product in bulk and being suprised.
To be clear, the product I'm heavily considering is Pergo XP laminate. I was not aware there were multiple click-lock systems, so please consider this product's system when answering this question.
I was instructed to start in the middle of my floor, hence my concern about getting the starting technique correct. When starting in the middle of the floor, my main concern is properly installing boards in both (opposite) directions originating from my first completed row.