How to Install Laminate Plank Flooring

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Laminate plank flooring is made of layers of synthetic material, often fibreboard and melamine resin which simulates wood. Prepare the surface of the sub-soil. Scrape the remains of glue and be sure to remove the nails. Sweep the floor, then try to flatness with a level and two straight edges; 12 and 6 meters long. Fill holes over 1/8 with floor leveling compound. Apply with a trowel and level with a scraper and leave for 48 hours for it to dry or use a blow dryer to speed the drying process. Measure the width of the room and divided by the width of each laminate plank. Allowing expansion space of 1/4 inch around the walls, and around any protrusions such as door frames and pipes. Figure out where you saw the boards to fit.

Sweep the floor again and put some of the material of burlap. Cover with packing tape and allows 2 inches overlap at the walls to allow any compression during the installation process. Use 1/4 inch spacers around the walls and the placement of the first sheet on the base layer against the wall. Adjust the laminate plank flooring together according to the manufacturer’s instructions until you have completed a section. He saw the tables to turn around an object if necessary and always use 1/4 inch spacers around objects.

Remove the spacers and filling expansion joints with silicone sealant in kitchens and bathrooms and exterior doors. Use quadrant matching floor to finish  laminate plank flooring edges and hide the expansion joints. Glue or nail in the wall, but not to the laminate, which must be allowed to “float”.

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