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How to install the laminate flooring?

Installing the hardwood is a great option for flooring and timber flooring gives a natural look to your home. If you are talking about the material, style and pattern then you can get a huge variety of designs and styles in the market. You can get various types of woods like oak, mahogany, ash and birch. There are many benefits if you install the timber flooring in your home.  Before purchasing or installing the wood flooring, you can see the Manomin Resawn Timber’s Hardwood Floors Buying Guide.

Laminate flooring

It is the best choice if you are looking for flooring in your home. It is synthetic flooring that is designed to look like the wood flooring and sometimes stone flooring. It has four layers which are heat pressed together in one sheet and cut into different sizes. They are durable and a cheaper option of timber flooring.  Laminate flooring is already finished so there is no need for sanding and coating. These boards have specific attaching or joining system to structurally make the floor stable.

There are some steps to install the laminate flooring:

Required tools

You need some tools to install the flooring like measuring tape, safety glasses, mask, carpenter glue, knife, hammer and many more.

Check the surface

Before starting the flooring process, you should check the surface where the laminate flooring is to be installed. The floor should be clean, dry and all glue or debris should be removed.

Measure the room

For good installation of laminate flooring, it is important that the first and last board have equal width and should be of approximately equal sizes. Also, the length of the first and last plank should be equal. You should measure wall to wall and equally divide by the width of the one plank.

Install the plank

If you get the last plank of the row, you can cut the plank in decorative side up if you are using the handsaw or side down when you are using the power saw and fit it into the place. Install all the row of the planks and the flooring is installed.

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