Tips on How to Lay Laminate Flooring
EUROSTYLE laminate is an ideal product for DIY enthusiasts. Many of our customers want to know how to install laminate flooring themselves. With a little bit of DIY skill, this is absolutely no problem at all, “do it yourself” is all the rage. We would like to make laying your EUROSTYLE laminate flooring easy by providing clear, easy to understand instructions and special tips and tricks.
Installing laminate flooring is very easy. However, it is important that you prepare all materials and steps in the procedure well. In the following, you will find step-by-step instructions for laying laminate flooring and a checklist that will make the preparation easy!
Checklists For Your Preparation
The following tools should be kept within arms reach at all times during the installation of your EUROSTYLE laminate floors;
- Spacer wedges.
- Circular saw with changeable carbide metal tooth saw blade or jigsaw with a fine saw blade or handsaw.
- Angle for undercutting the door frames.
- Folding ruler, pencil.
Checklists: Materials and accessories for laminate flooring installation;
- Exact measurements of room.
- EUROSTYLE Laminate Flooring.
- Leveling, transition and end profiles.
- Vapour barrier film.
- You should decide on what sort of underlay you wish to install your EUROSTYLE laminate flooring on, because not all laminate flooring is appropriate for every subfloor.
Installing Laminate on Stone Screed
The floor must be absolutely even, dry, clean and able to take a load. Uneven areas of more than three millimeters to a meter should be stripped and spackled without fail. As a moisture barrier you must use a PE film.
Installing Laminate on Wooden Floorboards
Loose planks must be fixed and uneven areas evened out as there must be a solid, even subfloor. Lay the EUROSTYLE® laminate floor across the length of the floorboards long ways. You may not use a PE film with wooden subfloors.
Laminate on Chipboard
Loose chipboard must be affixed and unevenness smoothed out. The chipboard must be tightly attached to the subfloor so that no rattling noises develop.
Installing Laminate on PVC or Linoleum Floors
You should not install laminate flooring over this type of floor. Floor coverings of this type should be removed without fail before laying your laminate flooring.
Installing Laminate Flooring on Hot Water and Modern Electrical Underfloor Heating
Please consult a heating specialist you trust to heat your floor until it is dry. He or she has the appropriate abilities and necessary protocols.
A surface temperature of 25 degrees Celsius is recommended; 28 degrees Celsius should never be exceeded. Old flooring must be removed.