Builder in Hermanus:  laying laminate flooring

Builder in Hermanus:  laying laminate flooring

Laminate flooring can be laid on any smooth, flat, firm dry floor. Ensure that wooden floorboards are firmly screwed down and nails are flattened with a hammer. Ensure that concrete floors are evened out with self-levelling compound.

Vacuum up the floor thoroughly to ensure that there is no loose debris and then lay underlay. On a concrete floor r you will need to lay a damp proof membrane as well as poly foam underlay. On wooden floors lay the underlay ensuring that there is a 10mm gap around any pipes and the skirting or wall. Never lay laminate flooring over carpet.

Begin to lay the laminate flooring: start in a corner and work out towards the doorway, again leaving a 10mm gap from the skirting or wall as laminate flooring moves. Work your way across the floor staggering your joints as you go as this is what gives the flooring strength and enables it to lock together and finish by fitting edging strips to match your flooring and cover stips between any carpet and laminate flooring.

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