You can learn how to install laminate flooring. Save some money and do this job yourself! Determine the type of laminate flooring you will use based on the installation method of the finish texture.
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:
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!