First of all, be sure you measure out the space where you plan to fit the laminate flooring. Most tile and wood flooring specialists will refund any products you haven’t used if they are still in their packaging. To calculate the amount of laminate flooring you’ll need to purchase, calculate the length and width of your room in feet, and multiply the two numbers together to give you the amount of square feet you need to cover. Most packs of laminate will tell you how many sq ft is in each pack, which is great. Always make sure you double-check your measurements and calculations; never take just one set of measurements. Ensure you leave your laminate flooring lying flat in the room you are going to install it in at least 48 hours before you begin fitting. Before you begin laying the laminate flooring, be sure to install a underlayment to help with padding the surface, reducing noise from walking on the boards, and also to help with damp-proofing (particularly if you are laying onto a concrete floor). The first step to fitting your laminate flooring is to achieve a ‘master row’. By ensuring the master row provides a straight line, you can safely begin adding the rest of boards to this row. There will most likely be a small gap between your laminate boards, and your skirting board, as well as a gap between the boards and any doorways in the room. For filling the gap between the boards and the skirting, you can choose from a wide range of skoshers or quadrants to compliment the color and tone of your laminate flooring.
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