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General Laminate Flooring Installation and Tips

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Read this General Laminate Flooring Installation & Tips Guideline that will teach you everything you need to know about laminate flooring and how to install it!

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General Laminate Flooring Installation and Tips

  1. 1. General Laminate Flooring installation & Tips
  2. 2. Your laminate flooring comes with specific instructions detailed to its specific brand. Reading these can help greatly. #1 – Read instructions
  3. 3. #2 Organize all tools & supplies • Organize all your tools prior to installation to make for a smooth install process • Make sure you have enough laminate for your project – you should always have at least 5-10% for waste.
  4. 4. Tip #3: Underlayment • Purchase the correct underlayment for your installation. Wood subfloors require a basic padding; cement require a vapor barrier.
  5. 5. When the boxes are stacked, cross stack them. This will eliminate any potential warping or bending of the laminate planks. Room temperature should be 65 degrees Fahrenheit Make sure to open cartons right before you install Tip #4 acclimate boxes
  6. 6. Tip #5: Clean Subfloor • Sweep & clean your subfloor before laying any underlayment or flooring down.
  7. 7. Subfloor must be in good repair. If it is not intact, or smooth, make sure this is corrected before you lay the underlayment. Hint: laminate flooring should NEVER be installed on existing residential carpet. #6 – Repair subfloor
  8. 8. Do not install planks if they have any signs of damage. This could later lead to installation issues and void your warranty. HINT: SAVE QUESTIONABLE PLANKS FOR LATER USE. YOU CAN CUT THE DAMAGED AREA OFF AND STILL USE FOR INSTALLATION. Tip #7: check each plank
  9. 9. #8 - Expansion Gap • Leave a 1/4” expansion gap using spacers around the room while installing planks • Hint: bigger rooms require bigger expansion gaps
  10. 10. Tip #9 Cutting • When cutting laminate panels, the rotation of the saw blade must always cut into decorative layer of the laminate flooring. • Hint: do not cut in the room you are installing in
  11. 11. Purchase proper transitional pieces so each room is completed smoothly Tip #10: Moldings
  12. 12. Tip #11 Transition Pieces • Remember to add expansion gap when you install moldings
  13. 13. Tip #12 - Wall Base & Quarter Rounds • Be sure NOT to nail your wall base or quarter rounds into your installed flooring
  14. 14. Learn more! • Read more DIY tutorials CLICK HERE
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