Published at Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - 05:01:25 AM. Laminate Flooring. By Odette Grenier.
Another tip on laying laminate flooring involves the use of all hammers. Be sure to never use a hammer to strike the side of the laminate flooring. This could consequence in damaging the groove or tongue. As an alternative, try using a special block. Position it down alongside the laminate, and next keep tapping the block until it fits like a glove. Using this method will help prevent the block from becoming damaged.
marking out your floor – Whilst you do need need to mark out where you will lay each laminate board as you would with laying tiles, it is very important to determine how you will lay your first row, and to get this right. For this reason, before we move onto laying the underlay, decide now where you will begin laying your first row of laminate, and the direction the boards will be going in. It's always advisable to start laying your flooring in the lightest part of the room. Once you have decided where your first row will go, lay your row as a trial, remembering to use spacers between the boards and the skirting board. This trial row will help determine how much of the end-row board you will need cut off in order to make the flooring fit. This is useful to plan in advance since you should avoid a situation where you are having to cut more than 50% of the depth of the board away (the short side), or less than 400mm of the width of the board away (the long side). This is because it will compromise the strength of your floor.
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