The first step in installing laminated floors is preparing the floor then laying the laminate floor
Laminate floors are easy to install, economical, look like wood & very durable
The laminate floor should sit in the room 48 hours before installation to expand/contract to room conditions
This prevents the laminate floor from buckling and other problems after installation.
The laminate floor should sit in the room 48 hours before installation
Clean off the surface where you will be placing the laminate.
Remove baseboard from the wall & the damaged flooring to reveal the subfloor.
Clear the surface & roll out the underlayment. Do not overlap adjoining strips.
Create an installation plan for your laminate floor to make the installation process easy
Rip, or cut, the first row of planks lengthwise. Use clamps to steady the planks as you cut them.
Wedge the space chips between the wall and the planks to leave an expansion gap of 1/4 inch.
Install the planks with the tongue side facing the wall . Cut the last plank in the row to length
As you snap on new rows, stagger the seams at least 12 inches in adjoining rows.
Slide the planks into position at an angle, then gently pry them into place with the pry bar.
Use the jamb saw to cut the door casing about 1/16 inch above the height of the flooring.
After the planks are in place, reinstall the baseboard molding.