Friday, July 1, 2016

How to Prepare a Surface for Laminate Flooring | Tutorial by Quick-Step

Before installing your new laminate floor, you’ll need to prepare the surface.

The quality and comfort of your laminate flooring largely depends on the quality of the underlying floor. A clean start is half the job, so begin by vacuuming thoroughly. Dust and dirt can cause unevenness or annoying, creaking sounds, so make sure you clean the surface carefully.

After cleaning, it’s time to check whether your underfloor is perfectly even. You can use one of your new Quick-Step boards to check this. Make sure you try different angles and directions: your laminate won’t lay perfectly on an uneven underfloor.

Bring the closed boxes containing your new Quick-Step laminate boards into the room. Allow the boards to adjust to the climate of the room for 48 hours. In the meantime, you can prepare all the tools you need to install your laminate floor: a cutting knife, a tape measurer, a calculator, a bevel tool, a jigsaw, a pencil, spacers, a hammer, a crowbar and – last but not least – a tapping block.

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