How to Install Laminate Wood Flooring: Like a Pro

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You can learn how to install laminate flooring. Save some money and do this job yourself!

If you want to learn how to install laminate wood flooring as a DIY project, this book provides the information you need to get it done like a PRO!

These are the steps that you need to perform to get it done right:

  • Determine the type of laminate flooring you will use based on the installation method of the finish texture.

  • Calculate the area to be covered.

  • Determine the amount of materials needed - add 10% to the area calculated.

  • Acclimate the flooring materials.

  • Remove old carpeting, padding, baseboards and tack strips.

  • Prepare the subfloor.

  • Install underlayment if needed.

  • Select your starting wall.

  • Determine necessary expansion space and use spacers to maintain expansion space.

  • Start first row.

  • Connect and install in a zig-zag formation.

  • Continue installation of the laminate wood flooring throughout the room.

  • Cut pieces around drains, pipes, etc.

  • Add sealant around the expansion gap.

  • Install transition strips and baseboards.

  • Ensure you meet requirements for 'wet' areas.

  • Take care of your floor to maintain quality.

  • Enjoy your laminate floors!


  • There is no need for you to be afraid of tackling this job - you can do it and you will be proud of what you have accomplished when you are all done!


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