Laminate flooring is easy to install, but it is important that you head into your project with your expectations in mind. Before starting, ask yourself what you expect, what type of laminate flooring you want, how you want it to look, and make sure you understand how laminate works when compared to other types of flooring. Invision Hardwood & Décor has compiled a few basic tips you should consider when installing laminate flooring.

Decide on the Direction of Your Grain

When starting, first decide which way you want the grain of the wood to face. This may seem like a basic question, but whichever direction you choose must be followed for the rest of the project. Your laminate flooring will look terrible if the grain changes at random intervals.

Conduct a Test Run

Next, you want to lay the laminate flooring down as part of a test run. See how it fits, map out what cuts you will need to make, and the specific areas where you will have to cut your intricate pieces. When cutting laminate flooring with a circular saw, ensure that all cuts are made from the bottom of the laminate.

Preparing the Subfloor

The subfloor is one of the most important aspects of laying laminate flooring. Take the time to lay it properly and it will increase the longevity and make the installation process very easy.

Invision Hardwood & Décor is dedicated to providing high quality laminate flooring products and services to clients located in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and the entire GTA. If you have any questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.