Laminate flooring is among the most popular types of flooring installed in homes today. It has some advantages over hardwood flooring that make it attractive to people – it lasts longer and it is easier to install and maintain.
Other things about laminate flooring that people like are the fact that it is available in many different types and patterns.
And people like it because the installation is fairly easy. In fact, it’s a do-it-yourself project for many people. But, although it is not difficult to install, you still need to learn how to do it right. Yes, you can probably install it in a weekend, but you need to be careful not to rush through it. And, you will need help; installing laminate flooring rarely is a one-man job.
One of the first things you will need to decide is the way you are going to install it. There are different techniques available, including gluing, nailing or, the latest method, interlocking pieces, which lock together without using glue or nails.
So, before you dive in, do a little research first. Find out what the manufacturer recommends as the best way to install the laminate flooring. Prepare properly for the job – make sure you measure and cut carefully. And, you need to check that the area is dry and clean before you begin. Another thing to do is to get the wood used to the humidity in the room by letting it lie in the room where you’ll install for several days before you start.
Most of the problems that people have with laminate flooring are caused by improper installation. So it is very important to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions – and to give yourself enough time to do the job right, without rushing it.
Also, when you are trying to decide on what type and design of laminate flooring to use and how to install it, Martin’s Flooring is your greatest resource. Visit our stores today or schedule a free in-home consultation now. We will help you choose laminate flooring that coordinates the best with you living space.