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How to install a laminate floor

Jan 24

How to install a laminate floor

You are here to learn how laminate floors can be installed. Laminate floors add value to your home, make it more appealing, and can last for many years. Laminate flooring can pose a problem in certain rooms.

You don't need to worry about this. The only thing you need is to take your time and follow these steps for laminate floor installation. In this blog, you'll find additional tips and tricks for installing laminate floors. You can read on!

Laminate floor installation kit and materials

The right tool is necessary to create a perfect laminate floor. Many laminate floor installation tools don't require any special skills. You can save some of the essential tools, but you cannot replace them all.

Below is a list of the required materials and tools for installing laminate floors.

Spacers

You can avoid problems when laying laminate flooring by using wood or laminate spacers. Spacers are also useful to ensure the right gap between your floor and any adjacent obstacles (e.g. exact walls).

A spacer must be included in any kit that you are installing laminate floors. Laminate floors can be installed correctly using 1/4-inch spacers.

Carpenter's Square

A carpenter’s cross is a tool that features two straight edges placed at right angles. You will use it to ensure that your laminate floor is installed correctly. A carpenter’s tape will also help you to draw precise lines prior to cutting.

Utility Knife

A utility knife will be needed to cut flexible laminate strip materials. A utility knife is one option for replacing a laminate floor installation kit.

To avoid damaging your laminate floor, it's best not to use a standard kitchen knife. A utility knife works better, as it can be changed if the blades become blunt from too much cutting.

Measure Tape, Chalk/ Pen

To determine the area in which you plan to lay the laminate floor, a tape measure will be helpful. Use a tape measuring instrument and chalk or pen to mark the space. Add the length and the width together to get the room's area.

Pull Bar

To grab the laminate at the end, the pull bar is bent on one side. The other side allows a mallet or the hammer to drive the tool. A pull bar is an essential kit for laminate flooring. It closes gaps between laminate floors without damaging them, especially when they are in tight spaces.

Chisel

To cut or sculpt the laminate flooring material of choice, you'll require a chisel. The cutting edge on the chisel is sharp and should be set correctly before you hit the hammer.

Saw

You'll need a saw for serious cutting. To achieve precise cuts at precise angles, you will need a miter saw, jigsaw handsaw, or circular saw. There are many different types of saws that you can get, but you don’t have to own them all. Choose the type that is most helpful in cutting specific shapes.

Hammer or rubber mallet

For adjusting the laminate flooring to fit together, use a rubber mallet and a hammer. The laminate flooring pieces will be joined by gentle tapping with a tapping stick.

The Laminate Flooring of Your Choice

You need to select the laminate floor design you prefer. You can buy laminate floor designs online in San Diego. Make sure you take the time to choose the right design for you and customize it with your preferred look.

Underlayment

The laminate flooring can be underplayed with a soft material called "underlayment". This will give your feet a better and softer feel. You can also use underlayment to make the laminate floor or planks smooth and easier to connect. S

Glue

It's not always a good idea to glue laminate flooring. Most people believe that floating flooring is best supported with locking systems.

Urethane-based adhesive products are more water-resistant. Avoid using glue that contains water, unless it is specifically indicated in the manufacturer's instructions.

Safety glasses and gloves

Protecting your eyes is crucial when installing laminate floors. For example, you might accidentally cut or saw a piece of wood. This could cause serious eye injuries. You can also protect your hands by wearing gloves.

Considerations before Installing Laminate Floors

Laminate floors add beauty to any room in your house. However, you won't be able to install them in every area. Laminate floors made from wood or fiberboard can be easily damaged by water.

Avoid installing laminate floors in rooms that have a sump pump or a floor drain. Laminate floor installation is not recommended in the bathroom or laundry room. However, it can be used in your kitchen provided that you take care to clean up any oil and water spillages.

Laminate flooring is easy to install. However, the laminate flooring will increase the floor's level by about 3/8"

 

There are many options for hardwood laminate flooring, so don't limit yourselves to the cliche stone and hardwood designs. San Diego Flooring supplies laminate floor planks with a variety of designs to homeowners all over San Diego. Browse our Website today.

 

San Diego Flooring

5447 Imperial Avenue San Diego CA 92114

(619) 658 2810