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How to Install a Laminate floor

Jan 24

How to Install a Laminate floor

Here's how to install laminate flooring. Laminate flooring can improve the curb appeal of your house, is cost-effective, and lasts a lifetime. Installation of laminate floors in a room can be a little tricky.

However, you don't have a need to stress about it. Just make sure you take the time to read this article and follow the instructions for installing laminate floors. This blog will provide you with additional helpful tips on how laminate floors can be installed. Let's get started!

Laminate Floor Installation Kit & Materials

A proper kit is required to cut a laminate floor. You don't require special skills to install laminate floors. Some of the tools can be trimmed, but some are essential.

You can find the required materials and kit for installing laminate floors below.


When you lay laminate floors, you can use wood or laminate spacers to help avoid spacing problems. Spacers can be used to ensure that the floor is at the correct distance from any obstacles, such as precise walls.

It is important to verify that a spacer was included with the laminate flooring installation kit. Spacers of 1/4 inch will make it easier to install laminate floors.

Carpenter's Square

A carpenter’s round is a tool with straight edges, which are aligned at right angles to each other. To verify that the angles are correct, you will need it for laminate floor installation. Additionally, a carpenter’s knife will assist you in drawing precise lines for cutting.

Utility Knife

To cut laminate strips with bendability, you'll need a utility blade. The utility knife can be used to replace the laminate floor installation kit (with a knife from your kitchen).

To avoid damaging the laminate floor, it is not advisable that you use a knife from your kitchen to cut it. It's better to use a utility blade, which can be used to replace the blades after they become dull from over-cutting.

Tape Measure and Chalk/Pen

Tape measures will allow you to measure the square footage of your room for installing the laminate floor. A tape measure and a pen or chalk are required to determine the room's square footage. Divide the room's width by its length to find the square footage.

Pull Bar

The pull bars are bent at both ends to grab the laminate end, and to allow a mallet to drive the tool. A pull bar, which closes the gap between laminate flooring without damaging it, is an essential tool in a laminate flooring kit.


To cut the laminate flooring material, you'll need to use a chisel. You need to ensure that the cutting edge is properly set before you use a hammer to make the cut.


A saw is necessary for large-scale cutting. A circular saw, miter saw or handsaw can be used to achieve finer cuts at precise angles. There are other types available, but not everyone needs them all. Consider only buying the saws that can be used to cut unique shapes.

Hammer or rubber mallet

The rubber mallet or hammer is used to adjust the laminate flooring. For gentle, smooth blows, you can get the pieces of laminate flooring to come together.

Select Laminate Flooring Designs

You will need to choose the laminate flooring design you want. You can buy laminate floor designs online in San Diego. Select the best design for your room, and give it the look you want.


To make your feet feel more comfortable, underlayment can be used underneath laminate flooring. Also, underlayment helps laminate floors or planks lay smoothly and connect better. S


Use of glue to laminate flooring is not recommended. Most people feel that floating flooring is better supported with locking mechanisms and no connection to sub-floor.

However, you can still use urethane adhesive products as they contain less moisture. If the manufacturer suggests it, don't use glue containing water.

Safety glasses and gloves

You must protect your eyes, and especially your eyes when installing laminate floors. Safety glasses are not recommended for cutting or sawing wood. A piece of wood could enter your eyes and cause damage. To protect your hands against silly accidents, you can wear gloves.

There are some things to consider before installing laminate floors

Although laminate floors are beautiful in every room, they can't be installed in every room. Laminate floors are made of wood or fiberboard, and water can easily cause damage.

It is best to not install laminate floors in any space with a sump pump or floor drain. Laminate floor installation is not a good idea in the laundry or bathroom. It can be installed in your kitchen if it is easy to quickly wipe off any oil or water.

Laminate floors can be installed without tearing down existing surfaces. It is important to remember that your floor will be 3/8 inch higher with laminate flooring.


Do not limit yourself to laminate floors made of hardwood or cliche stones. San Diego Flooring provides laminate floor planks of different designs to homeowners throughout San Diego. Take a look at our online store today!


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