Flooring made of laminate is among the most stunning flooring options which can be installed for reasonable prices. The flooring is made mostly of wood and is impervious to heat, burns scratch marks, heat, and is easy to keep clean. When you are preparing to install laminate flooring, make sure to store unopened boxes of the floor in the area where they’ll be put so that the laminate can have a chance to get used to the environment.
The tools needed to install laminate Flooring
You’ll need some of the tools and equipment:
- Safety Glasses/Dust Masks/Security Glasses
- Tape Measure
- Utility Knife
- Carpenters glue
- Saw with cut
- Adhesive tape
- Table or Circular Saw equipped with carbide tips blades
Check the surface
Before you begin, ensure that the floor that the laminate flooring is to be put down is flat, so that the flooring is flat and also. Make sure your floors are spotless and dry, and that all debris or glue has been cleared away. If you’re installing on an existing concrete slab or on tiles that are covered with concrete or tiles, you must install an aluminum sheet of 6 mils for vapor barriers and ensure that the seams are sealed. Do not apply the plastic sheeting on top of the existing floor of wood.
The Room’s Size
To ensure a beautiful laminate flooring, it is essential that the initial and final planks are of identical width or are roughly the same size. Also, their lengths of initial and final planks should be about identical, and.
To ensure that the end planks are identical widths, take measurements from from the wall of the room from wall to wall, then divide the measurement by the size of one plank. If the rest of the space is smaller than twelve inches you can divide it in two, and this will be the size of the planks. Repeat the process by measuring your length in the space.
If possible, put up planks that run parallel to the sunlight that is coming in. Begin at the right or left edge of your room. Cut the first row, then the edge will be parallel to the wall by using spacers.
It is suggested to mix planks of different boxes when installing because it creates the most visual effect and is the best method to achieve the same flooring color.
Affixing grout lines both crosswise and lengthwise within rooms is recommended. Put thin joints in front of thick ones.
Install the Plank
Laminate flooring plans are installed by putting one of the short ends into the other at an angle of about 20 degrees, then pressing it down. When you reach the final plank in the row Cut the plank with the decorative side up using a handsaw or side down using a power saw and place the plank in place.
Make a new plank according to the pattern you’re making, and then start the next line of laminate flooring. The previous row is lifted slightly to fit the new flooring line in its position. In the case of the next planks, the shorter end should be placed at an angle so that it can be inserted into the planks. Continue until you are done.
Pipes and Details
If you plan to install laminate flooring on pipes, you need to drill one hole that is 1/8 inch larger than the diameter of the pipe. The plank is split across the middle of the circle, and then glue parts of the plank together. Gaps need to be covered by pipe rings or molding when the floor is finished. Keep in mind that water pipes need silicone.
Utilize a piece of flooring to mark the level at which is the depth at which the doorframe must be cut. The flooring should extend beneath the frame of the door. Then you can put it in the final row.
This final row must be of the exact width that was the previous laminate row. Allow for some expansion in the material. If you have replaced damaged or damaged planks of laminate lift the previous board until you are at the damaged plank.
Replace and install. Take out spacers and trim any excess plastic sheeting. Install baseboards, but don’t attach them to the floor.