There are many types of hardwood flooring in Toronto, as well as different methods and costs to install them. Laminate flooring is one of them.
Laminate flooring installation is a very cost-efficient option in terms of the labour expenses and the price of the material. Laminate floors are not made from the real wood species;however, with the new technology a homeowner can get a great looking floors which are durable and strong. Below you can find three easy steps in regards to laminate flooring installation that you can write down and use during the organization of the actual flooring installation process. In addition, such approach will enable you to overcome any complications efficiently.
1. Find a team of professional hardwood flooring installers . Typically, the estimation is free of charge. After the estimation you will have a better idea about the installation area: all the necessarily measurements will be provided to you. Moreover, all the expenses and cost associated with it (labour and material prices are based on the square footage of the laminate installation area) will be also presented after the estimation. Flooring installers usually charge more for any customization requests.
2. Now, it is time for you to choose right flooring material. Laminate flooring as a material is mimicking the look of the real wood species, which makes material options nearly endless. You need to decide on the color, texture, grind etc. Dark colors of the hardwood floors are in trend today. Moreover, there are different quality of laminate flooring currently available in the market, so you can make a decision based on your budget, lifestyle, durability, room size or all of the above. Do not hesitate to seek suggestions from the professional hardwood flooring installers. Do not forget to pay attention to your subfloors and the area of the installation. Laminate flooring installation is great for the high traffic area, kitchen and basement.
3. The next step - set the schedule for your laminate flooring installation. Make sure you specify the length of the whole installation process. Further, make sure you set a specific time slots for each day of the installation process. When installation is done, spend some time to examine your new laminate floors and confirm your satisfaction with the installers.
Thank the flooring installers and start enjoying your beautiful laminate floors!
It is not a secret, that laminate flooring installation is one of the most popular wooden flooring installation process that are done by owners themselves. Although for some homeowners, installing laminate flooring is not too complicated or complex task, there are few tricks you should know before installing laminate floors.
First of all, you need to conduct a moisture test, along with other preparation tasks such as measurements and testing or subfloors. Second, it is good to leave the product (laminate floors planks) in an unopened box for 24-48 hours before the installation, so it can acclimate. Any material that is glued to the sub-floors have to removed prior to laminate flooring installation. It is also necessary to make sure that sub flooring area is flat, clean and dry. It is worth noticing, that if laminate flooring is being installed above concrete sub floors, a layer of plastic sheet should be placed above the sub-flooring (around 6-8 inches coverage). Plastic sheet is typically provided by manufacturers of laminate flooring.
Although it is not always necessary, most of the time the baseboards should be removed. If this is a part of your project, make sure to remove all the baseboard prior to laminate flooring installation. There are also a few tasks needed before the flooring installation begins. The installer need to make sure to have all necessary tools he/she requires prior to installation process, otherwise the laminate flooring installation will be improper or overly time consuming. If your living space requires any custom cuttings of the planks (around the pipes, corners, near the stairs or “fixed” furniture), make sure to measure the custom areas thoroughly and keep in mind to cut laminate floors planks at least 1/2 inches larger than a pipe’s (or other obstacle) diameter. Creating a checklist that would consist all the necessary tasks associated with pre-installation process will save you time and money, as well as better result of overall laminate flooring quality after the installation process.
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