Laying Laminate Flooring
Laying laminate flooring has become very simple nowadays. The manufacturers’ purpose nowadays is not only to provide you with high-quality products but also to simplify your job in installing the products you purchase from them. Therefore, laying laminate flooring has become an easy and less dirty job than it used to be, especially with the do-it-yourself kit that some manufacturers include together with their products. All you need to do is follow some logical steps in installing your flooring, whether in the kitchen or anywhere else in your house.
First of all, it would be a good idea for you to leave the laminate planks inside the room where it is to be installed for about a day or two to acclimatize with the environment, that is with the level of humidity – if there is any. You should make sure, before laying your laminate flooring that you have removed all the doors that might impede in the process. Then make sure that the old floor has been removed and place the underlay in case it comes separate from your laminate flooring. In case you do not know what kind of underlay to purchase, it might be useful for you to know that thicker underlay grants better isolation in terms of sound and heat.
The next step in laying your laminate flooring is to install the planks together having at least somebody else with you to offer help in snapping them together. If it is difficult for you to get the planks tight together, then you should know the secret lies in angle at which at which the tongues are locked together – that is a 30-degree angle. You should first apply pressure down and then forward for you to get them in place. Using the spacer provided in the kit is required when laying laminate flooring because, as you might already know, planks may expand and then the space left between them is vital in avoiding the swelling effect. The last row of planks might pose some problems in that you might have to do a bit of cutting to make sure it fits the space left for it.
Last but not least, laying laminate flooring also means removing the spacers at the edges of the room and filling the spaces left with trim in a neat and careful fashion. Using the adhesive materials requires lots of neatness in working with it as you wouldn’t want to spoil the good work you have done so far. Good luck with laying laminate flooring!