Just bought the perfect laminate flooring for your home and choosing to self-install? From the tools and preparation to the measuring and fitting, here at Discount Flooring Depot, we’ve got all the tips you need to get started. But remember, while this handy guide will help you with the basic steps, it’s important to note that there are many different laminate installation systems and you should always refer to your manufacturer’s guide before installing.
First things first; when you’re doing any kind of DIY, safety is paramount. If you’re choosing to self-install the laminate flooring within your home, it’s important to seek professional advice if you feel you need to or you become unsure at any step. Once you've ensured you are confident in your process, the next step is to make sure you follow the appropriate safety measures. We recommend:
Once you’ve ensured you’re safely ready to start, the next step is to gather all the tools and equipment you’ll need. We recommend having to hand:
Now you’ve gathered all your tools and equipment, the next step is to prepare your sub-floor and chosen laminate flooring ready for laying:
Followed all those steps? You’re ready to lay your laminate.
PLEASE NOTE: Installation guides may vary. Always read the full manufacturer’s recommended installation guides before installation.
Fitting your laminate boards around your doorframe can be a difficult step in your self-installation process, but you have two options to consider:
Once you’ve laid all your laminate in place, the final step is to apply laminate beading around the skirting board, which serves to cover the expansion gap between the laminate and wall and create a seamless overall aesthetic:
Follow these steps and laying your laminate should be as easy as possible!
Remember: Consult your manufacturer’s installation guide before proceeding and seek professional advice if you are unsure at any step of the process.
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