The Ultimate Guide to Installing Laminate Flooring

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When it comes to renovating your home, installing a laminate floor can be one of the most rewarding investments you can make – you get an updated look, improved longevity, and better airflow throughout your space. However, with so many types of laminate flooring on the market today, it can be difficult to decide which type is best for your home. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on how to install laminate flooring the right way.

The first step in installing a laminate floor is to select the right product. With so many types of laminate flooring available today, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you and your space. The material of the laminate will determine its durability as well as how much maintenance is required to keep it looking great. Generally speaking, a higher quality laminate will last longer and require less upkeep than a cheaper option. Consider your budget when selecting a product – while there may be more expensive options that offer more features or better durability, they may not be within reach financially.

Once you’ve selected your laminate product and have made sure that it has all the necessary features for your space (such as water-resistance or wear layer), it’s time to start prepping for installation. This means clearing out any existing furniture in the area where you plan on installing the new laminate and ensuring that any subflooring (if applicable) is flat and level. If not, it could cause issues with installation later on down the line if left untreated. Additionally, make sure you’ve got all the necessary tools on hand such as a saw for cutting pieces along edges or around door frames if needed.

When laying out your new laminate flooring pieces, support them from underneath by using foam underlayment which acts like padding between the subfloor and helps reduce sound transmission into other rooms below or above where applicable (such as an apartment complex). When piecing together individual sections of laminates together use spacers between each piece in order to create even spacing throughout so they fit snugly against each other when finished and don’t cause gaps over time due worn out joints etc.. It’s also important to check each piece before attaching them together; check for warps or loose corners and discard any pieces that don’t meet quality standards before moving forward with installation.

Finally once everything is in place tape off edges between walls, doorframes etc.. using painter’s tape or double sided tape so no adhesive seeps through when gluing pieces into place which would leave permanent stains upon removal after installation was complete! Once all preparation work has been done now it’s time to start gluing/clicking each section of laminates into place following manufacturer instructions for best results and relying on expert installers whenever possible if working in commercial spaces or areas such as department stores where uniformity is key! After everything has been glued/clicked into place finish up installation by filling seams with color matched caulk then let dry properly before walking/moving furniture back inside!

By following these steps you’ll have successfully installed a beautiful new laminated floor that should provide years of enjoyment while remaining aesthetically appealing! They’re perfect choice when looking update both residential & commercial spaces alike & add value either monetarily or aesthetic wise depending on what type/style chosen – so check out various options today & get started renovating!



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