By Cecile Rodriguez. Laminate Flooring. Published at Monday, May 20th, 2019 - 06:55:59 AM.
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.
Ahead of installing your new flooring, you be required to remove the old flooring. You ought to first remove both the baseboard and the quarter round as well. Be careful when doing this task, to avoid the walls from becoming severely damaged. Hoist up the carpet beginning the tack strips. Use carefulness around these strips, as they are extremely sharp. Carefully pull up the strips, to avoid harsh damage to the sub-floor. This would have need of replacing portions of it or filling it with a special compound.
One of the most appealing features of laminate floors is that they can be purchased about twenty five percent cheaper than comparable hardwoods. What this means for you as the consumer is that you can give your home the look you are trying to achieve without the high cost. Laminate flooring is glueless and made using a tongue-and-groove design, so it is far easier to install than hardwood flooring and can save you the cost of a professional installer. Laminate floors are called floating floors just for this very reason. Without having to use nails or glue to install your flooring makes it an easy task to do on your own, and you'll be able to accomplish the job quickly. Without the mess of using glue, clean up is a breeze. After you install your floor you can start living on it immediately which certainly beats having to wait for the glue to dry on a hardwood floor.
Quality of Wilsonart Laminate Flooring Is Proven. With more than half a century of experience in laminate making, Wilsonart laminate flooring is among the best in the market. Their laminate floors are made from the best materials (i.e. high pressure laminate) and technology. It has superior durability and would not suffer from scratches. You can ask those who have Wilsonart laminate floors in their homes and they can attest that not even sharp high-heeled shoes can damage laminate flooring by Wilsonart. Nor can their flooring be burnt by a cigarette. And it can absolutely not be damaged by moisture and large accidental spills. With Wilsonart's flooring, you can be sure that your floors will be stable for years. Because they provide the quality people are looking for, 98% of homeowners with Wilsonart say that they will buy the flooring over and over again.
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