Laminate hardwood installation is one of the easiest types of flooring to install for a person looking to do it themselves instead of hiring a professional flooring installation company. The laminate flooring sold by simpleFLOORS comes with an easy to use locking system.
One of the best laminate hardwood installation tips is the make sure you buy a laminate flooring installation kit from your local simpleFLOORS location. This kit will not only save you time, but it could also save you money while installing your laminates. The kit comes with a pull bar, a tapping block and spacers.
The spacers are used to make sure you keep the appropriate gap between the wall and our new laminate floors. You will wan to make sure you leave atleast a 1/4″ gap between the floors and the wall. This gap will allow the floors to expand without pushing against each other.
During your laminate hardwood installation you will also want to get a rubber mallet. This mallet will be used in conjunction with the tapping block. Many people think that it is okay to hit the laminate directly with the rubber mallet, but doing so can cause damage to the locking system. Instead of hitting the laminate with mallet you will tap the tapping block.
The pull bar will be used when installing laminate hardwoods when you reach the end wall. You will want to get your laminate flooring lined up. Once the laminate is lined up you will use the pull bar to pull the laminate planks into place.
Doing a laminate hardwood installation yourself is a great way to save a little bit of money. It is even a great way to get the rest of the family involved in a home improvement project.