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How to Install Laminate Flooring Yourself

By Edited Jul 6, 2016 0 1

Learning how to install laminate flooring is a great decision. Not only does it make for an appealing room, but also it is inexpensive when compared to some other materials. The good news is that it's easier than you think!

The laminate flooring pieces are designed to be super easy to use. They are interlocking so all you have to do is click the pieces together. There are even three different ways to make sure the pieces stay together.

This makes it that much better because you get a choice in the installation. You can choose to use glue, no glue, or buy pre-glued pieces.

Of course, the first step is to completely clear the room where the laminate flooring will go. Make sure to use cleaner, you'd hate for dirt to be trapped for years on end!

One of the worst parts of learning how to install laminate flooring is realizing that you have to uninstall the old flooring to get the best installation. So rip that on out of there and then you'll be good to go.

Once the hard part is over you can finally start thinking about installing your new floor. If you've chosen not to use glue, then you've gone for the easiest route.

All you have to do is interlock the pieces together like a puzzle. You'll pay a premium for the ease of use but you won't have to deal with drippy glue.

However, some people really want to use glue and that is a great method also. You'll be saving some money if you decide to go this route. It will take a little longer so do a cost benefits analysis of your time and your money.

You can also purchase laminate flooring that is pre-glued. This is a mid-cost method that is a great solution for many people. It is a lot less messy and very effective.

Make sure that you pay attention to any patterns that might be in the flooring. If you've gotten a simple, patternless design then it will be a lot easier for you to install. Soon you'll see a beautiful floor starting to emerge.

Be sure to stay off of the floor for a full day. Also, wait a while before you decide to replace the furniture in the room. Soon enough you'll be able to enjoy the room and no one will ever know that a professional didn't do the project.

Learning how to install laminate flooring is a great achievement. What took you relatively no time at all to do will last you many years. You'll be wondering what other floors you can replace next!

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Feb 7, 2011 11:11am
I'm not sure if it is all the same but with my laminate floors you had to cut every other row to get them to be staggered. Kinda stupid, I'm not sure why they don't come pre-cut.
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