Four Laminate Flooring Installation Tips

Wooden flooring looks great, is easy to care for and is inexpensive. Here are four tips for installing the flooring.

Laminate Flooring Installation Tips

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Start with the Doors

You will need to undercut or trim the door casings and the side jambs so that the laminate boards will slide underneath.

Prepare the Surface

Before putting down the underlay, check the subfloor for squeaks or any protruding nailheads that need tapping down. Then brush or vacuum clean the floor so there is no debris or dust.

Roll out the Underlay

Once the subfloor is prepped, you can roll out the underlayment from wall to wall. It can easily be trimmed with a knife. You don’t need to staple or tape this to the floor, but you may want to put masking tape in place to stop them shifting while you put down the flooring.

Laminate Flooring Installation Tips

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Boarding Up

Think carefully about the type of flooring you want which suits the look of your home. You can see different styles at a company like Then you need to work out the width of the planks in the first and last row so they are even. In the first row, put the plank with the tongue side away from the wall. Then you can align the next plank and close the joints. Then continue with the rest of the boards.

Remember to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to see how the boards click together and also for tips on looking after your flooring.

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