Published at Friday, May 24th, 2019 - 00:18:49 AM. Laminate Flooring. By Tyson Villard.
Laminate flooring is normally installed on a foam padding within a frame that you put into place around the outside of the room prior to installation. Perhaps the most important thing to learn when learning how to lay laminate flooring is that laminate flooring is not held to the floor boards so if you are gluing it or nailing it to the floor then stop now. Laminate floor is made up of compressed wood and as compressed wood needs room to move when the climate changes outside. If you secure the laminate floor to the floor boards it will cause it to crack when it starts to move. That is the reason why you install it in a frame instead of securing it to the floor board.
Whether you want to do it yourself or ask somebody to do it for you, these are some of the things you should take note of. Try to avoid peaking. There are various reasons why peaking could happen. First is when the expansion space between the wall surrounding the installation and the laminate floors or the expansion space between laminate moldings and laminate floor is not enough. Second is if the floor could not expand since the moldings have been fixed to the floor. And, third is if you have a very long continuous area of flooring and you do not have an expansion joint. These would result to joints with high points. With the lack of space, your laminate floor boards would try to push each other up thus resulting to such high-pointed joints.
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