How to Install Laminate Floor

Person installing Laminate floors

Laminate floors installation

Well, any of the remodeling projects might turn up to be an expensive as well as a time consuming process. But, when it comes for redoing your floors, it doesn’t have to be. You can simply have the advantage of saving your money by installing laminate floors as your option. It’s a DIY project and there’s no need for calling for a contractor for installing laminate floors in your home. Here are the stated steps for installing laminate floors on your own.

Things you’ll need:

  • Pry bar
  • Nails
  • Laminate flooring material
  • Duct tape
  • Safety gear
  • Hammer
  • Leveling compound
  • Spacers
  • Plastic sheeting

Process of installing laminate floors:

  • Start the process by preparing the area for installing laminate floors. It’s advisable of taking off the moldings and the baseboards off and also remove off any door installed in the room. Make the use of leveling compound for getting rid of any dips observed in your floor. And if you have installed carpet as your option in the floors, don’t forget to take off any nails or tacks fitted in it.
  • It’s the time for installing the underlay by using the method of rolling it out. If you’re planning of laying the laminates on the surface of your installed floor, first you need to put off the plastic sheeting that helps in acting like a vapor barrier before you lay the underlay.
  • Make sure you know the exact height of the new laminate floors you’re installing. The height of the laminate floors might turn up to be the difference between the door frame. It might also increase the chances that you might need to modify the door frame.
  • If not, make sure that you cut in the flooring jamb perfectly that the door can easily slide in while closing or opening it. Start measuring the room and the flooring space available to you. It’s advisable of measuring it in a slant direction for knowing the exact dimensions of the floor. Make sure you’re taking both the sides with the similar width for perfect installing process.
  • Start the process by laying the first row of laminated that you bought it from the store. Make sure of grooving the sides towards the walls so that it doesn’t affect the person walking or increases the chances of peeling up in the near future. Apply the laminate on the entire floor. Use a good amount of adhesive that helps in sticking the surface of the floor in a perfect manner. After applying the adhesive, let it dry completely before you start nailing the floor. Make the use of hammer for nailing the nails perfectly in the laminate floors prepared.
  • Cut any of the laminate that seems to be extra on the surface. Use a knife, but, make sure you’re safe. Use gloves for protecting yourself from any injury. Make the use of goggles and gloves for saving yourself from any harmful injuries further while performing the process. End up the process by applying a perfect layer of finish to the surface of your floors.

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