We are often asked, “How does laminate flooring click together?” It’s surprisingly simple really. Laminate flooring clicks together with a tongue and groove locking system. Planks interlock among one another to create a seamless, natural wood look. Laminate flooring is known to be a floating floor. When the planks click together, they form one flat and seamless surface. This entire surface floats on top of the subfloor. It is crucial to focus on the locking system during installation and being sure that every plank is well locked, since this is what gives the flooring strength and stability. Various manufacturers have different approaches to the tongue and groove locking system, along with different names and technologies. As a general rule, laminate flooring is meant to be DIY friendly. No matter what the name of the locking system, it is more than likely that it is made with the user in mind to make the locking system and process as easy as to comprehend as possible.
It’s very important to read the manufacturer’s installation instructions to make sure you install your floor properly. Some locking systems may be more delicate for others, so while there are general guidelines you can follow, there may be differences you should take note of. Improper installation can void your warranty if you’re not careful!
In the video below, you will see Classen’s Megaloc locking system, which will show you how the click and lock locking system type of installation works.
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