Tips When Installing Laminate Floor

by Ray Walberg

Laminate flooring is a very popular alternative to hardwood floors, the most common reason for people using these is because they are much cheaper and often more durable. There are many different colors and designs available in laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is fairly cheap, however it looks like the more expensive hardwood floors. Many very big and reputable manufacturers are starting to produce laminate flooring.

Choosing Flooring

There are many different choices that you need to make when looking at discount wood flooring. You can find something for every single room of your house if you look hard enough. There is a wide variety of designs, colors and textures which will fit in well with any design of room.

Laminate is normally made to look like wood, however there are many more options. You can get laminate to look like marble, or ceramic tiles. You can choose the different designs throughout your home to make it a little more interesting. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Tracking down the Best Price

Before you try to find the best price you need to work out how much flooring you need to cover your room. You need to accurately measure the room and work out how many packs of flooring you will need. It’s a good idea to buy an extra 10% of flooring so that you are ok if you make any mistakes. If you are laying highly patterned planks then you should consider buying even more so that you can overcome any more mistakes.

When looking for discounted flooring for your kitchen remodel, a great place to look is on the internet. You will find many different sites offering pictures of the laminate flooring designs which they sell. It is important to buy packs from the same lot number as the colors can vary quite significantly.

When you receive the packs of flooring you must carefully inspect if for any damage. Pay special attention to the edges and corners as these get damaged very easily. Any large chips will be very noticeable when you lay the floor. If there is any damage then you may need to exchange it. You may also be able to trim off the damage and still use it.

Installing Laminate Flooring

It is actually relatively easy to install laminate flooring. It is possible to install this by yourself as a DIY project. You don’t even need to remove the old flooring as it can be laid directly over the top of your existing floor. It is suitable for installing over the top of wood or concrete floors. This makes it very useful for in basements.

These planks fit together very easily by clicking together using tongues and grooves. Most of these floors are just clicked together and are not glued or nailed together. Sometimes special adhesive is required to prevent the panels from moving. Most people can install these panels in a weekend which make them a perfect DIY project.

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