How to Install Laminate Flooring
Laminate is a durable and cost effective flooring option that adds great aesthetic to any room. One of its benefits is that you can install it yourself with the 8 easy steps below:
- Remove Tongue
For the first row along straight walls, remove the tongue on all long side joints and the short side of the first plank using a table saw.
- Assemble First Row
Assemble the first row with tongue side way from the wall. Insert the end tongue into the end of the adjacent plank’s groove at an angle and rotate downward to assemble. Keep planks aligned and joints closed.
- Provide Space for Expansion
Provide a 1cm space for expansion on all sides using wooden spacers.
- Assemble Second Row
Insert the tongue of the second-row plank into the groove of the first-row plank at a slight angle until the laminate edges meet. Next, rotate down until the joints lock
Pro Tip: To keep installed planks in place during installation, place the box of planks flush against the end of the row you’re installing.
- You can also try…
Align tongues into the grooves of the long and short sides of the planks and tap lightly along the long side until the joint is closed tightly
Pro Tip: Using excessive force may damage the joint.
- Apply Sealant
Once the floor is completed, apply a flexible, 100-percent silicone sealant to the entire perimeter to create a watertight seal.
Terms and conditions:
DIY Depot is committed to carrying a wide range of building supplies, DIY products and much more! We pride ourself in providing the very best DIY advice and service. However, some of our member stores may not always stock an entire product range advertised on our DIY projects. But do not fret! If your nearest DIY Depot runs low on stock or if you cannot find something we will gladly assist! Feel free to contact us on our customer care line and we will do our best to source the product you need. You can contact our customer care page here or call us on our customer care line 0860 DIY DEPOT.