Interlocking laminate flooring, or floating floors as some people know, are pretty easy to install and can be installed on a variety of flooring surfaceslike vinyl, ceramic, plywood, or even concrete. The main thing you need to do here is to make sure that the flooring is very clean before installing.
Any room that has a floor with a drain – like a garage or basement – may not be able to have laminate flooring.Here are a few tips to consider when it comes to either professional or DIY laminate flooring installation.
If you are doing this on your own, make sure that you actually read the instructions given to you by the flooring company. You will find that different types of flooring have steps.
Preparing The Subfloor
If you are doing this yourself, you need to make sure that you prepare the subfloor yourself. Again, each type of flooring will have different preparational steps when it comes to installing laminate flooring. For example, concrete and wood subfloors will have different preparational steps from eachother.Each will also havedifferent ways to level the floor, cleaning processes, and more.
Many of the articles and videos found online are for a specific type of flooring or surface, so make sure you follow the instructions closely. Some floors like concrete subfloors, will require specific attention like installing a moisture barrier.
Acclimate The Flooring
One of the most important tips to consider that some DIYers don’t followis to acclimate the flooring to the room temperature. Make sure that you leave the flooring materials in the room for 2-3 days before beginning the laminate flooring installation process. Doingso will help the materilas acclimate to the temperature inside the room.