Armstrong commercial flooring is an engineered laminate flooring which often resembles hardwood. These products are available in a variety of finishes and colors to suit nearly any home decor. Armstrong commercial flooring is designed to be a floating floor which means that the planks do not need to be glued or nailed into place. Due to this feature, most do-it-yourselfers can perform the installation without special tools or professional help.
Things You Will Need
Remove all furniture from the room and sweep the subfloor to remove any dirt or debris.
Unroll Armstrong foam underlayment onto the floor. If you need to use more than one roll, line up the edges of two pieces and secure them together with two-inch wide tape. Do not overlap layers of underlayment.
Install the first row of planks with the tongue edge of the planks facing the wall. Insert 1/4-inch spacers between the planks and the wall to allow for expansion which may occur due to temperature changes.
Install the second row by holding a plank at a 45 degree angle to the first row with the tongue edge touching the grooved edge of the first installed plank. Press them firmly together and then push the plank flat to snap the planks together.
Lay the floor row by row, snapping the planks together, until the entire floor has been covered.
Cover the small gaps between the Armstrong commercial flooring and walls by installing base trim. Attach the base trim to the wall rather than the floor to prevent damage to the flooring.
Tips & Warnings
Cut the planks with a power miter saw as necessary to make them fit.
Stagger the end joints of each plank by 8-inches or more to create a stronger and more natural looking wood floor.
Maintain a 1/4-inch space between the commercial flooring and all walls. This will accommodate for the natural expansion and contraction of the flooring and prevent damage.