Do you dream of an exquisite floor? Are you inspired by beauty and
seek exceptional quality with practical appeal? Then Laminate Flooring
is the answer to your dreams.
With laminate flooring you can have a floor that compliments
the interior design chic of tomorrow: ready to install in your
Laminate flooring can be installed by you with the minimum of
fuss and effort. Many of the laminate flooring systems available
today simply "click" together, that means no glue, no
fuss, no mess and if you move house and want to keep the same
look and ambience then simply take up your laminate flooring and
install it in your new home.
With so many different types of laminate flooring available you
can make designing your rooms fun by choosing different styles
of laminate for each room.
Laminate flooring is hardwearing and durable and very easy to
maintain, any spills are easily wiped up and you would never even
know they happened.
Many ranges of laminate flooring and UV fade resistant ensuring
you get no patches if you decide to move a table or rug.
There is also laminate flooring available that is water resistant
making it ideal for kitchens or bathrooms.
Laminate flooring is made up of several different layers. You
will normally find four layers: counterbalance, high density fibreboard,
the decorative layer and the overlay that makes it more hardwearing
than real wood floors.
Laying your laminate flooring could not be easier!
There are a few tools that will come in handy like a pair of
scissors or a knife, try square, pencil. ruler, dust mask, hardpoint
handsaw or jigsaw with a laminate blade, fitting wedges and trim
Below is a step by step guide to laying "click" style
1. Lay the laminate boards lengthways towards the light source.
Use fitting wedges at intervals between the laminating board and
skirting. You should leave a 10mm gap between your laminate flooring
and the skirting for expansion. Lay the first laminate board in
a left hand corner, the end with the short tongue against the
wall. Lay the next laminate board end on, placing the short tongue
of the second laminate board into the long tongue of the first
laminate board at a 30 degree angle. Lower the board and lock
it into place. Lay more laminate boards in the same way until
you reach the end of the row, where you will probably have to
cut a laminate board to make it fit. If the cut off piece is 300mm-900mm
use it to start the next row, otherwise halve a new laminate board,
as the joined should be staggered.
2. To star the next row, angle the cut laminate board against
the laminate board in the previous row, cut end next to the skirting
wedge. Press forward and fold down at the same time to lock its
long side. Place the short end of the next board at an angle against
the previous board and fold down. making sure the laminate board
is on the locking strip in the previous row. Angle the laminating
boards by 30 degrees and push them against the row in front. When
the boards are tightly together, push them down. Continue to lay
the laminating boards in this way row by row.
3.For the last row, place a laminate board on top of the second
last row and place a third laminate board on top with the tongue
touching the skirting and use the edge to mark the cutting line
on the board beneath. Cut the board and ease it into position,
Remove the wedges.
4. Once the flooring is laid cover the edge around the edge or
the room with flooring trim or laminate skirting. The trim or
laminate skirting should be fixed to the original skirting -NOT
to the floor- with adhesive. Use trim cutters that cut the trim
in a straight line or at an angle to fit in the corner.
When buying your laminate flooring don't forget to buy the accessories
that make the finishing touches to your perfect floor.
You will need underlay
, there are many different types and depending
on where you are laying your laminate flooring you will need to
get the type to suit the conditions.
There is also a damp proof membrane
available to ensure that
no damp gets through to your laminate flooring.
A stunning floor deserves a stunning finish, so choose your laminate
trims that guarantee a seamless transition from floor to wall.
When your laminate flooring stops and the flooring of another
room start there are door bars that can be used to gracefully
take you through into the next room.
And for the perfectionist there are pipe covers that hide the
expansion cap around your pipes.
All in all laminate flooring is the most hardwearing durable
and hassle free type of flooring available. And with so many styles
to choose from there is something for everyone.
Click the arrows below to scroll through the complete style ranges
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