The Dangers of DIY Laminate Floor Installations
Many property and homeowners opt for laminate floor installations because of its great value and the appeal of its photographic finish. Laminates can beautifully imitate real wood. The visible pattern on the floor is quite literally a photo taken from real wood, which is then bonded to a clear surface with aluminium oxide finish. This produces a beautifully rich appearance and flooring that is averse to abrasion and marks.
Oftentimes it can be tempting to take on DIY laminate floor installations on your own. There are various important drawbacks and even dangers to going this route, which you should be aware of. These include:
- Plank gaps: Even if not immediately visible, after a few years gaps may appear between plank joints. This can occur when humidity in the room is excessive and the floor is installed in an area of the home without heat or air conditioning. A professional installer will be able to advise you on this.
- Floating floors: In order for floating floors such as laminate flooring to remain solid for many years to come, you have to ensure that the subfloor is flat. Any unevenness of more than 2mm over the length of 1m can cause problems and should be smoothed out.
Trust Mat Floors for Professional Laminate Flooring
These are only a few of the many problems that can accompany a DIY laminate floor installation. At Mat Floors we bring many years’ experience to each installation project we undertake. For industry-leading guarantees on workmanship and quality, contact us for affordable laminate flooring and installation services.