How To Lay Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is made with a click system, making it very easy to install, someone with very little DIY knowledge should be able to install it. You must buy the correct manufacturers fitting kit to go with your laminate floor, this is due to each click system will have their own tapping block, if you don’t use the correct one, you will damage you laminate floor. If you feel that you can’t install a laminate floor, then get a professional fitter in.
What Is The Best To Fit
One popular click system that is used by many is UNICLIC. Quick-step uses this system with their laminate floors. I have found this to be the easiest to install, due to being able to click the boards together very tightly, without any gaps showing.
Where Can You Install Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring can be installed over floor boards or concrete, never glue the laminate boards to the floor, you should always float the floor by installing a suitable underlay first, I always use a underlay with a Damp proof membrane built in, even if laying over floor boards, this is especially advisable on ground floor installations.
What Expansion Gap Needs To Be Left
A 10mm gap for expansion is generally recommended around the perimeter of the room for laminate flooring, you can hide this by installing beading (scotia).