Originally Posted by JDOnTheGo
I **think** (not a flooring expert) that one would have fewer cuts and less waste going long ways. If there is a design reason to go side-to-side, I think it will work fine.
The laminate I used in Missy's all blends together so orientation does not matter in terms of "look" so I went long ways.
There should be no waste either way you do it other than what's left when you cut the last piece.When you get to and end of a row, the piece you cut off to finish is the piece that starts the next row. I don't see a difference in which way you do it other than esthetics.