Laminate Flooring used to be a home improvement area left only to professionals. In most cases, flooring such as installing carpet or tile still is. Recently, glue-less laminate flooring has made an introduction into markets around the world not only for its looks but also because of its ease of installation. Installation of laminate flooring takes around half the time of traditional glue down flooring and is ready to walk on immediately after installation!
Types of laminate flooring
There are dozens of laminate flooring companies that produce a wide array of styles and qualities of laminate flooring. One of the most well known and best selling brands is Pergo. They carry a wide array of flooring options from laminate stone to hardwood looking planks. However, when shopping for laminate flooring don’t limit yourself to one brand, there are lots of quality floorings out there for a fraction of the cost.
Laminate flooring – quality versus price
Although you will obviously be choosing your laminate flooring to fit within your budget, don’t compromise quality for price – especially since you are installing your laminate flooring yourself! Cheaper laminate flooring can chip and break easily during installation, leaving you with a lot of unused pieces of laminate flooring that cost you money.
Tools required to install laminate flooring
The most important advice to get when installing your own laminate flooring is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Just like performing Tree Lopping in your area, it is best that you opt for professional advice for this to be done perfectly. Although installation is similar across the board for all glue-less laminates, each company may require you connect the pieces at a different angle or using only their specified tapping block. That being said, you will typically need very few tools to install laminate flooring. These tools probably include: an electric saw, a hammer, tapping block, pry bar, and spacers. There are a few other tools that you probably already have lying around the house such as a tape measure, pencil, utility knife and straightedge.
Get started installing your laminate flooring today!
Though installing laminate flooring can seem like an overwhelming prospect you never thought you’d tackle, it is a perfectly reasonable task for even the home improvement novice to undertake. If you are still truly intimidated, go ahead and hire a professional to install your laminate flooring. Or, better yet, start with a very small area such as a bathroom or laundry room to test and perfect your skills in installing laminate flooring. Otherwise, installing laminate flooring is a relatively simple task: tap boards into one another until they click and cut them off when you reach a wall. Your new laminate flooring will not only improve the area and increase the resale value of your home but you will also feel the pride of accomplishment for a job well done!