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Fitting Laminate Flooring

The installation technique that you use for the laminate will depend on the sub-floor underneath and whether you need to undertake any preparation and the extent of this before you begin.

Preparation

Before laminates are installed, it is important to let them become accustomed to the temperature in your home. An acclimatisation period is recommended. You don’t need to do anything, simply leave them in the box in the room where they are to be installed for 48 hours. The temperature of the room at this time should be kept consistent.

Once you are ready to start installing the flooring, the sub-floor must be suitably prepared. Make sure that it is clean, dry and free of debris. It’s also important that the floor is level. Avoid any deviation of 3mm or more in a 1 meter area.