While laminate flooring installation may be a project you could tackle yourself, it can also be tricky, and if it is done incorrectly, the result can be a lot of wasted time and money on a floor that doesn’t stay where it was supposed to stay. When you find the right professional to complete your laminate flooring installation, you can feel more confident in getting the outcome you really want.
The first step in laminate flooring installation is to evaluate the subfloors in the areas in which you are planning on installing new floors. The subfloor will need to be level. Any areas that are more than 1/8” higher or lower than the rest of the subfloor will need to be corrected before the installation can move forward. The exact process of leveling the subfloor will depend on the subfloor material and the extent of the unevenness.
Another important component is the quality of the laminate flooring you are planning to install. Cheaper laminates are more likely to have problems over time. They are also more likely to have harmful chemicals. You will also need to choose a material for the underlayment. Plywood is usually used, but the exact kind of plywood should be appropriate for your area’s climate. This layer is crucial to the health of your laminate floor because it protects the wood floor from moisture.
Another aspect of laminate flooring installation that can vary with climate is how much expansion space should be left around the edges of the room. Because of the different types of flooring available, the challenges in the installation process, and the details that can change in different climates, a professional laminate flooring installation is the stress-free way to guarantee results you will love.