Save on Installation costs – Invest in DIY Laminate Flooring Today
Installing laminate flooring in your home or office is always best done by a professional installation team, however, if you so wish you can purchaseDIY laminate flooring and install it personally. Once you have bought your laminate flooring you can always turn to the assistance of the professionals if something goes wrong or you feel the installation is not going smoothly.
Laminate flooring is created from high density fibreboard which has a decorative laminate coating. It is known to be moisture resistant, scratch resistant and burn resistant. There are a few things that one must take into consideration when installing their own DIY laminate flooring. Firstly, the area where the laminate flooring is going to be installed needs to be prepared. It must be flat, level and completely clean. You cannot install a laminate floor over a wet or damp surface so make sure it is dry. Leave the packs of laminate panels open in the room for at least 48 hours before installing them. This will allow for them to acclimatise to the moisture levels and general temperature of the room. When installing the floor, make sure to leave a small gap from the wall around the entire perimeter of the room. This will allow for expansion and contraction of the flooring panels.
You can expect a self installation of a laminate floor in an average sized room to take approximately 8 hours. You will need to remember that while this type of flooring may come with a 15 year warranty, if you install it yourself, the 2 year installation warranty falls away, and you will be personally liable for movement, damage or over expansion and so on.
If you would like to ensure that your home has that warm, cosy and trendy appeal then look into DIY laminate flooring. Take the time tocontact Mat Floors and chat to them about their range of available flooring options today.