Installation Guides

How Long Should The Flooring Acclimate Prior To Installation?

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When speaking with your flooring installer, or reading your installation instructions, you may learn that you need to acclimate your flooring before you install your laminate flooring. How Long Do I Acclimate My Flooring? The recommended time for acclimation is 48 to 72 hours. Why is the Time so Long? The reason for this acclimation time is to allow the …

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Can I Glue Underlayment Down On My SubFloor?

Can I Glue underlayment to the subfloor?

The question of whether you should glue underlayment down to a subfloor may come up if you are installing flooring for the first time. You want to make sure you have a solid foundation for your new flooring. You would think this would extend to your underlayment. Should I Glue Underlayment Down? No, you should not glue down your underlayment. …

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Can I Glue Moldings Down?

Can I glue moldings down?

The question of if you can glue moldings down was touched on in our previous blog post, “Do I Have To Use Tracks With The Moldings?“, but we will elaborate more on this topic in this post.   So… Can I Glue Moldings Down? Yes, you are able to install moldings with glue. This type of installation is especially recommended …

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What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

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Hi May, We’re sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with an installation video! Sounds like the locking system you’re referencing is the G2 or Angle/Angle type of installation. Don’t feel alone though, this type of installation stumps many customers. However, there is hope! Once you understand how to do it, it’s like riding a bike! What Is The Wedge For? …

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Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs

For many homeowners, installing laminate flooring is one of the easiest and best ways to transform the look of a home while keeping costs down. Although installation is fairly intuitive on flat surfaces, stairs can pose a little bit more of a challenge. Choosing the Laminate Flooring For Your Stairs The first step to installing laminate flooring on stairs is …

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Your Guide to Installing Laminate Flooring On an Uneven Subfloor

Your guide to installing laminate flooring on an uneven subfloor requires you to pay attention to a few key aspects. Follow the tips below and your installation should go smoothly! How Level Is Your Subfloor? Most manufacturers require you to have it level to within ¼” over 10 ft. This is to insure the integrity of the floor and will …

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Can I use laminate flooring on walls?

Yes, you can install laminate flooring on walls! Laminate flooring on walls has become a popular trend in homes and businesses. Not only is it a unique way to bring incredible style to any room, but it’s affordable, which makes it a win-win. It can be easily installed on walls and can create a rustic, modern or unique feel. The installation …

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How to Determine The Direction To Install My Laminate Flooring

If you are making your laminate flooring a DIY project, you might wonder what is the right direction to install my laminate flooring? When deciding the direction to install  laminate flooring, you have to consider your space, lighting and decor. The best way to decide is to lay out the floor and visualize what looks best. Here are a few …

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Can I Install Laminate Flooring Over Tile or Linoleum Flooring?

Laminate flooring planks can be installed over almost any surface, as long as its level and in good condition. This means you can indeed install laminate flooring over tile or linoleum flooring. Before installing, however, make sure to take a few things into consideration. Is Your Subfloor Is In Good Condition? If your linoleum floor is starting to peel, or …

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Can You Tap Laminate Flooring During Installation?

Laminate flooring installation is a DIY project, however, when installing you want to make sure you are following all proper guidelines. Sometimes laminate flooring can be tricky with it’s locking system. It raises the question if you can tap laminate flooring during installation? Make Sure It’s In The Instructions! Always, always, always check to make sure that the instructions in the …

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