Laminate flooring can transform any room with its warmth and beauty. Simply choose from our range of LOC or Tongue and Groove laminate flooring and give your room a facelift by following these step by step instructions.
To complete this project, you'll need accurate measuring and cutting skills.
How much underlay will I need?
To work out the amount of underlay needed for your floor, measure the length and width of the room. Multiply the two numbers together - this figure will tell you how many square metres the underlay needs to cover
For example: if your room is 4 metres long and 3 metres wide, 4 x 3 =12 square metres. You will need to buy underlay to cover 12 square metres of flooring.
Never be tempted to buy less than you really need and allow an extra 5% for cutting.
How much laminate flooring will I need?
Remembering the length and width of your room, use the tables below to calculate the number of packs of laminate flooring you will need.
For example, if your room is 6 metres long and 5 metres wide and you have chosen to use Floormaster 900 LOC laminate flooring, you will need to buy 15 packs of flooring to cover the floor.
You should not fit your laminate floor right to the edge of the room. You will need to allow a 10mm gap for it to contract and expand with the room temperature. Use fitting wedges (shaped pieces of plastic), included in the fitting kits, to create this 10mm expansion gap. When the floor has been laid, the wedges are removed and the gaps can be covered with skirting or laminate flooring edging trim for a professional looking finish.
Measure round the perimeter of the room (or add the length and width measurements of your room together and multiply by two) to find the length of beading needed to cover the extension gap.
Laminate flooring is laid as a loose, 'floating' floor. The boards are not nailed to the floor but simply joined to each other without the need for nails or screws. This means laminate flooring can be laid on top of most surfaces, including timber or concrete, as long as it's dry, clean, and level.