This article follows on from the previous one covering the preparation of laminate flooring. Be sure to read that part first. Don’t forget that Mr-Skill has a number of specialists on board, should you decide that you would prefer to find a carpenter or joiner. Click on Mr-Skill and get your carpentry quote right away.
Lay out the plastic underlay on the floor. Then staple or pin it down on all the edges to prevent it “walking”.
Place plastic spacers every two feet against the longest wall, to allow for expansion. Begin by laying the first row of laminate boards from either corner, with the groove facing the wall.
Lay the boards in the same direction as you continue. Start the next row using the piece cut off from the end of the first run so you stagger joints. Tap the ends of the boards together using a rubber mallet and wooden block.
When you reach the door, you may need to trim the bottom of it to allow for the laminate thickness. Drill a neat series of holes in the laminate to accommodate gas or plumbing pipes. If you calculate this accurately, you can use the small off-cuts to plug the gap around the back of the pipe.
You may need to trim the last row of laminate boards in the length to fit the remaining space. Don’t forget to allow for the expansion gap! The last word on the subject is never to neglect your safety. You are now ready to reinstate the skirting boards.
This job should take no more than a weekend, depending on the total area to be covered. Laminate flooring is ideal for any flat or home. If that all sounds too hard for you to do, then why not contact one of our London Carpenters or Joinery Experts to do the job for you instead.