Laminate installation - what to expect
Laminate flooring is easy to install due to its unique locking edges. It then "floats" above the subfloor, expanding and contracting with any climate changes in your home. Because of this, it can be installed over any other type of flooring. However, we still recommend trusting professionals with your laminate installation. Read on to learn more.
The installation process
Since laminate is so easy to install and can be installed over any other type of flooring, you don't have to worry about ripping out your old flooring and disposing of it if you don't want to. You will need to make sure your subfloor is sound, dry, clean, and flat, however, and your laminate installation will also require an underlayment. The underlayment protects against moisture while insulating your flooring, making it sound and feel more like genuine hardwood.
A member of your household who is at least 18 or older should be available to greet the installation crew and show them to the work area. For everyone’s safety, keep children and pets away from the work area until the job is done. Feel free to ask your lead installer any questions you might have about the finished product. After that, it's your job to maintain your new flooring!