Laminate flooring is a simple and inexpensive way to cover a large area.Designed to look like wood flooring, laminate is cheaper, doesn’t need to be nailed, sanded, stained or finished, and is quite resistant to scratches, denting, fading and stains.
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A laminate floor is installed using the floating-floor method, meaning the planks aren’t fastened down with nails or glue. Instead, the tongue-and-groove planks are snapped together and then laid, or “floated,” over a thin rubber underlayment. In this video, I am showing how to install laminate flooring for the first time.
Before you get started, unroll the foam underlayment on the floor and cut it to fit with scissors. Now you’re ready to dry-fit the planks This method is one of the quickest, easiest ways to install a new floor.
It typically takes about 4 hours to install flooring in a 10 x 12–foot room.This easy to follow video guide shows you how to prepare before your start laying the laminate, how to cut laminate to fit in corners, and a simple tip to keep your laminated boards close together.