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Just bought the perfect 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 installation systems and you should always refer to your manufacturer’s guide before installing. We do always recommend using a professional fitter when laying flooring. 


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:

To always wear safety goggles and a dust mask to protect your eyes and face when cutting the boards.

Wear gloves to protect your hands.

Wear knee pads when kneeling down on the hard floor for prolonged periods of time and take regular breaks.

Keep all adhesives and tools safely out of reach of children and ensure electric saws are switched off when not in use.

Now this has all been considered its time to get started. Below we have 3 sections explaining how each type of flooring is laid. Click the category of flooring you have ordered and we'll provide the details. 

Installing Laminate Flooring

Installing LVT Flooring

Installing Engineered Flooring