Laminate laying tips

Having chosen the laminate as your new flooring, you must first solve two problems. The first is the choice of the laminate itself, and the second is the way to lay it.

Having solved the first problem and buying the laminate you like, you need to move on to solving the second problem: laminate laying is a responsible lesson that requires certain skills and patience. This work can be entrusted to professionals and not worry about the result, or you can try to lay this floor covering yourself.

Before proceeding with this responsible task, you must wait a couple of days and give the opportunity to be bought laminate to pass acclimatization to the temperature regime of your apartment. While the laminate “gets used” to the new dwelling needs to prepare the surface on which it will be laid. Moreover, it should be remembered that the laminate is not recommended to be laid in wet and constantly raw rooms.

To properly lay the laminate, it must be placed parallel to the light coming from your windows. But the option is also possible in which this floor covering is laid out in advance in the room and during the day there is an observation in which position it will look most profitable.

Starting to styling, you need to stock up on the necessary tools. Take a grinder, jigsaw or ordinary hacksaw in order to cut a laminate, ruler, meter, level and pencil for laminate measurements, locking with a width of about 10 mm, clamp and hammer.

Put the shutters against the wall with which you start laying the laminate. Next, cut the locks from the first row that you will lay. At an angle of 30 degrees on the end side, attach the second tile to the first and snap the lock. In a similar way, continue to lay the entire row. If the last plate is too long, then drink it to the desired length and use it when laying the second row. The remaining rows are laid in a similar way.

When installing the last row, the situation most often arises in which the width of the plate is more than the required size. In this case, use a meter or level for measurements of the length, mark the necessary dimensions with a pencil and cut the plate. But remember that due to the irregularities of the walls, the width in different parts of the room may vary, so take measurements carefully.

By laying the last row, put the clamp between it and the wall. Using a hammer, hammer a clamp and in this way you can easily click the locks on the last row of laminate. Now remove the spacers, and close the places near the wall with a baseboard. Use special profiles in places where the laminate goes into other flooring. Now your work is completed and you can enjoy your new floor covering.