How To Laminate Flooring Installation
Interested in DIY Laminate Flooring Installation? DIY projects are becoming more and more popular these days. Home and business owners are taking charge of minor projects themselves. Not only does it cut down on the cost of getting new flooring, but you get the satisfaction of knowing that the job is done right the first time.
Armstrong Laminate Flooring makes installing new flooring as simple and easy as snapping your fingers! If you are comfortable with a one- or two-day project, you are 100% ready to get started. So, why don’t we walk you through a brief description of what you are getting yourself into?
When preparing for your project it is important to make sure that you have cleaned the surface that you are laying your floor on, and that the area is dry and flat. Also, remove any wall base, millwork, or trim carefully as you can re-use it when you are done.
Tools and Materials that you will need for your Laminate Flooring Installation:
- Carpenter’s square
- Tape measure
- Utility knife
- Safety glasses
- Dust mask
- Saw (circular, table, and/or jigsaw)
- Tapping block
- Chalk line
- Pull bar
- Laminate flooring glue (for high-moisture installations)
- Trims and Moldings
Quick DIY Laminate Flooring Overview:
The first thing to do is to lay down the underlayment, this is both important for your comfort when walking, and more importantly it makes for a stable, more durable laminate floor. After you have put down the underlayment, you need start laying the flooring pieces parallel to the longest wall in the room. Beginning on the Left side of your room and going right. For visual variety, install from several cartons at once.
In the last row, you may be required to cut boards lengthwise when you get to the other side of the room. This is not difficult with a circular or table saw. Following the manufactures installation guide, trim around the contours of the room.
When Installation is complete, remove spacers to make sure that the expansion space was maintained. Finally, fasten the trim and moldings to the wall and never the flooring itself.
We hope you enjoyed this basic overview of DIY Laminate Flooring Installation. Although this guide covers the basics, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s specific installation guide for specific details. All said and done, this is simple and easy project to do yourself, and we can’t wait to help you get started.