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Laminate Flooring Installation: Can I Install Laminate Flooring Myself?

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Homeowners often ask ‘Can I install laminate flooring myself?’ Laminate flooring is known for being a great project for homeowners that love to work on home improvement projects themselves. If you are a person who can pay attention to detail, follow instructions, and find someone to help; you will be able to install laminate flooring by yourself. Thousands of homeowners have taken on the process of laminate flooring installation, including many Bestlaminate customers. The process of installing laminate flooring can be very tricky, but if you follow directions and take your time, you will be proud of your flooring for years to come.

Step 1:

The first step to a successful installation is proper measurement. Grab a tape measure and precisely measure your space. Before you tackle the installation project, find a helper that will be available to help with carrying boxes, preparing planks and assisting with cutting. When dealing with the boxes of flooring, be sure to treat each box like gold. Accidentally bumping or dropping a box could lead to damage in the locking system, which makes the planks useless.

Acclimate your flooring by cross stacking the boxes

Step 2:

Make sure to read the installation instructions on your box of laminate. In this information, you should find information regarding the necessary tools, proper underlayment, transitions, moldings, and glue that you may need before you even begin installing your laminate flooring. By being informed and educated, you really can install laminate flooring by yourself. If the laminate flooring you purchased does not have instructions on the box, Bestlaminate has guides to help you:

Step 3:

Before you start installing, make sure the subfloor is dry, level and in good shape. Make sure any lose debris or dirt is removed before the foam underlayment is placed down. Again, read the manufacturers instructions and if you have any remaining questions, give us a call!

Inspection of the subfloor before Installation

Step 4:

When you take all the necessary steps to prepare for the installation of laminate flooring, your project will be a success. Make sure you have a separate area to make your cuts. You will be using a saw, therefore; a location outside or in the garage works perfect for this. The installation process is not complex, just a process that requires time and patience. Your patience may be tested, but you can really install laminate flooring yourself.

best saw for cutting laminate flooring

Additional Resources:

Many companies also offer training videos. If you are a visual person, these videos are well worth your time. The Classen Megaloc quick laying system is one of the most user friendly laminate flooring you will find in the marketplace today. The planks are locked and then you listen for a “click.” There are no hammers or nails, just a simple lock and click system.

Become an informed consumer before you dive right into the installation of your laminate flooring. Laminate flooring will refresh and brighten your room in ways you never imagined.

angle angle laminate installation

So, what are you waiting for? Check out the many styles, patterns, and colors here at Bestlaminate, and find the perfect look for your home. Once your laminate flooring is installed you will be proud of your new flooring for years to come.


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Arthur DeMarco March 9, 2018 - 9:38 am

I didn’t previously know you could install laminate flooring yourself, so I think my cousin and I will give it a try this weekend. We’ve already got all the old flooring ripped up and the subfloor scraped clean, so that shouldn’t be an issue. It’s always good to know that we can call a professional in to fix everything if we mess up though.

Alana Kane March 9, 2018 - 11:08 am

Definitely! Good luck with your project 🙂 You can find more installation tips here: https://www.bestlaminate.com/help/flooring-installation-guide/


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