Published at Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 08:07:05 AM. Laminate Flooring. By Creissant Barbot.
You will need an electric drill, tape measure, marker, utility knife, screwdriver, coping saw, hacksaw, nails, claw hammer, caulking gun, clamp, straps, pull bar, spacers, and a tapping block. If you don't want to purchase each individual tool for installing laminate floors you can find laminate floor installation kits which include all of the tools you will need to complete the job from $350 to $500. The kits make it easier so you don't have to purchase each individual item but they are relatively more expensive than you will actually spend if you purchase the tools separately. You will also need to purchase glue if you are using glued laminate flooring. Since you are considering putting laminate flooring in your kitchen you should use glue on glueless laminate flooring also. The glue will provide extra sealant in areas where the refrigerator or the dishwasher are and prevent less damage due to moisture or leaking from these appliances. The more protection you can provide on the kitchen floor with the glue and sealant, the longer your floors will last. The glue and the sealants should cost you around $40 for your kitchen floor. Laminate flooring can cost you from $0.65 to $3.00 per square foot depending on the type of flooring you would like to install in your kitchen. For an average kitchen size of 100 square feet you will be looking at spending from $100 to $600 depending on if you would like the glueless planks or the glued laminate flooring. It will also depend on the quality of the laminate and the protection on the flooring.
When a Texan laminate expert named Ralph Wilson Sr. retired from the laminate industry as an executive, he felt somewhat bored by the long vacant retirement hours. To fill up his time, Wilson established a small enterprise dedicated to making decorative laminate materials in 1956. It was his so-called retirement hobby. The company, Ralph Wilson Plastics Company, started to grow because it stuck to its mission to deliver ”laminate anywhere in the United States in 10 days or less.” Nowadays, Wilsonart International is one of the largest laminate manufacturers in the US. The company now makes a wide array of laminate materials. One of the marquee products of the company is laminate flooring.
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