Your laminate flooring comes with specific
instructions detailed to its specific brand.
Reading these can help greatly.
#1 – Read instructions
#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
Tip #3: Underlayment
• Purchase the correct underlayment for your
installation. Wood subfloors require a basic
padding; cement require a vapor barrier.
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
Tip #5: Clean Subfloor
• Sweep & clean your subfloor before laying any
underlayment or flooring down.
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
#6 – Repair subfloor
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
#8 - Expansion Gap
• Leave a 1/4” expansion gap using spacers around
the room while installing planks
• Hint: bigger rooms require bigger expansion gaps
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
Purchase proper transitional pieces
so each room is completed smoothly
Tip #10: Moldings
Tip #11 Transition Pieces
• Remember to add expansion gap when you install
Tip #12 - Wall Base & Quarter
• Be sure NOT to nail your wall base or quarter
rounds into your installed flooring
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