Home is a single word, which is made up through a lot of small things. These little things should join perfectly to express your efforts. Each thing in your house should be well maintained and arranged properly. Flooring is also one of the main things which cannot be ignored after visiting someone’s house. Out of the many available flooring options, people are selecting laminated wooden flooring now-a-days. These laminate wooden sheets come along with many benefits compared to other floorings and hardwood flooring. Unlike hardwood flooring,you can get them in many designs which are covered by the laminated coating on them, they are inexpensive, more durable and maintained easily too (using some cautions). However, if they are not installed properly, they can downgrade your impression on others. With the help of some few steps,this flooring can be easily fixed in the exact look you want to show to your guests.
Step 1: Prepare them for installation: Shrinkage is the main problem may people experience after the installation of wooden laminate sheets. To avoid this, one should always put the opened box in the room at least for 48 hours. This may seem to be strange but according to experts, this will help them to adjust with the room/ area temperature and you will not have to deal with shrinkage problem in future.
Step 2: Check out the surface: While the wooden laminates are adjusting with the temperature, you can check for the cleanness on the surface. It is always better to clean the surface area prior to the installation, so that the wooden flooring will occupy the same space without any problem. Also, make sure the floor is totally dry before the installation.
Step 3: Set a barrier for moisture and bring out the floor padding: To fight with the moisture and provide better strength to laminated wooden flooring, lay down a plastic lining on the floor. After that bring the moisture resistant tape and cover this plastic lining. Next you have to bring the foam floor padding on it and tape it too. This will prevent squeaking and creaking noise, but make sure to check for any overlapping, that may cause unnecessary rise in the floor.
Step 4: Check the planks for unwanted length: There might be some planks which do not fit into the row. You need to trim them first, so that they occupy the correct space.
Step 5: Let’s prepare the first row and put spacer: Bring the wooden board and start laying them from the longest wall. Keep an eye on their joints and alignments. You also need to place spacer on all side, for the wooden expansions (preferably a 3/8”)
Step 6: Give shape to the next row: After finishing with first row, come on the second one. Cut a short piece of wooden plank (close to 8”) and lay it down in parallel to the first row and place a spacer. Bring a hammer and hit this until it completely joint into the first row. Do this process for all other rows as well, until you finish the whole room flooring and do not forget to put spacer at the end of each row of laminated flooring.