Today laminated floors are very popular. And all due to the fact that this type of coverage has a number of advantages. First of all, it is worth noting its low price and ease of installation. But how to put the laminate on the floor with his own hands? Almost every person who possesses superficial construction skills can install the flooring on their own.
Layout of the laminate.
Before laying the laminate, pay attention to some recommendations:
If you don't get a laminate, then take it with a small margin. The procedure for laying material is not too simple (for someone who does the work for the first time). In addition, you will need to purchase all the necessary tools and materials for installation in advance.
Tools for laying laminate.
Use these tools and materials:
1st stage - thorough preparation of the base. If your house has a parquet floor, then check the creaking areas and eliminate such defects. Concrete floor must be cleaned from crumbs.
Note that if you prepare the base correctly, the floor will be even. As a base, you can use any surface that allows you to get a laminated floor. As for the concrete floor, level it with a self-leveling mortar. Unevenness of the floor should not be more than 3 mm.
The next step is laying the substrate with which you can hide irregularities. Pre-roll and lay it on the base. Excess material cut with a knife.
But how to lay laminate quickly and efficiently?
Material boards can be interconnected like this: the crest of each laminate product will need to be inserted into the groove of the adjacent one. Next, adjust the pieces of material to each other. This can be done with a hammer.
You can lay the laminate on either side of the room.
Step by Step Guide to Laying Laminate.
It is best to put the material perpendicular to the window, because this is how you can hide the joints between the boards.
From the very beginning, the substrate spreads out along the wall. Then laid out 1 strip along the wall. For a better fit, adjust the boards with a hammer. This method is to lay out all the boards. The last piece is cut to the required size. Carefully press the strip against the wall, but do not forget to install the wedges on each side.
How to lay the laminate floor on? You will need a 2nd lane. It is inserted with a comb into the groove of the strip, which is located closer to the wall. As a rule, the work is performed at an angle of 25 °. The strip is pressed tightly and gently pressed on top. The next strip must be squeezed with a comb into the groove of the 1st strip. If there is a gap between the pieces of material, then take a hammer and planochki, with which you adjust the boards. Use a jigsaw to remove any unevenness.
The work has been fully completed. Now you know how to lay laminate flooring on your own.
If you want the floor covering to serve you for many years, then do not allow sharp objects to fall on it. Indeed, in this case, the laminate can not be repaired, you will need to change the coating.
Also, do not apply varnish / paint on the laminate after installation and protect the substrate from the liquid.
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