Laminate flooring takes about half the time of traditional glue-down flooring and is ready to go right after installation!
Types of laminate flooring
There are dozens of companies that offer a wide range of laminate flooring services and features. They have a wide range of flooring options, from crumbling stone to hardwood planks. However, while shopping does not limit itself to one brand, many standard products are for a fraction of the price.
Quality vs. price
While you may be choosing your products to fit your budget, don’t compromise on quality for the price – especially since you are installing your laminate flooring yourself! Cheap ones can easily chip and break during installation, leaving you with a lot of new pieces of tiles that cost you money.
The most important advice to get when installing is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Although the installation of glueless laminate is the same across all boards, each company may require you to join the pieces at different angles or use their specific tapping block. That being said, you will usually need very few tools to install. These tools may include an electric saw, a hammer, a tapping block, a private bar, and a spacer. You may already have other devices around the house, such as a tape measure, pencil, utility knife, and straight edge.
While floor installation may seem like a daunting task that you never thought you would deal with, it is also an excellent place for a home improvement novice. If you are still terrified, go ahead and hire a professional to install your laminate flooring. Or, better yet, start with a tiny area such as one of the laundry rooms to test and accomplish your abilities. Otherwise, it’s a relatively simple task: tap the boards into each other until they click and cut them when they reach the wall. Your new laminate flooring will not only improve the area and increase the resale value of your home, but you will also feel proud of the success of the work you have done!
These ten steps (articles coming soon) will guide you through laying the floor.
- Measuring your room
- Find adjoining rooms.
- Finding a starting point
- Remove the old term.
- Wood flooring
- Carpet removal
- Fix the floorboards.
- Starting to Laminate Laying
- Tongue and duct
- Cutting clothes
- Learn more about flooring and laminate flooring.