September 18, 2020

The DO’S AND DON’TS of Installing Laminate Flooring

The DO’S AND DON’TS of Installing Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring was developed in Sweden in the 1970s, and it­'s come a long way since then. Laminate floors are a very popular flooring choice not only for their durability and resistance to scratches but because they are easy to clean. Laminate floors can replicate many types of wood; oak, cherry, mahogany, walnut, chestnut, maple, pine, and many more. 

Knowing how to install them properly is paramount:

DO:

  • Use a laminated floor underlayment. It acts as a moisture barrier, keeps the water from coming through. It gives the floor a little bit of resilience just makes it more comfortable to stand and walk on and it will correct minor surface imperfections.
  • Make sure the new floor is up close to the wall, but not touching it. You’ll want to leave a margin around the edge when installing because it expands and contracts. 
  • Be prepared to make a design decision when laying down the floor
  • Undercut door casings so  you can tuck your flooring underneath

DON’T:

  • Assume you can lay laminate flooring on top of any floor surface
  • Continue to the second row before making sure your first row is straight. 
  • Install laminate flooring in areas subject to excessive moisture.
  • Use too much water when mopping. 
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