Lay laminate correctly – Tips & Tricks
January 13, 2017
Today’s Click system of laminate floors makes it easy to quickly and easily create a room with the floor you want. But even this work can cost a layman more quickly than he likes. How to avoid unnecessary stress, however, we give you with these simple tips.
They need the following tools for the correct laying of their new floor: distance wedges, hammer, hammer, drawbar, cane and carpenter’s pencil, angle miter, miter saw, cutting load and best a crosscut saw or a laminate cutter. The latter can be borrowed mostly in hardware stores, so it is not necessary to buy new equipment for one-time use. Usually, so-called pays-off are also offered for rent.
In advance, however, they should leave the material to be laid in room at room temperature for 48 hours. This acclimatized the wood , which in turn prevents coding and delay. Before beginning work, check that they have all the necessary tools together! If your laminate does not have any impact sound insulation, you should definitely buy it. For floors with floor heating or floor-cold rooms, a PE film (0.2 mm thick) should also be laid in order to protect it from moisture. The floor itself should be clean, level and dry: Larger unevenness has to be improved before the start.
When laying, make sure to unroll the substrate along the direction of the laminate. In this case, the light sources in the space should be parallel to the longitudinal side of the boards. If there are several sources of light, you should now orient yourself to the greatest.
If the base for the laminate is laid, we begin with the first row. The so-called springs of the individual boards point towards the wall. Due to the distance wedges, they should be able to adhere well to the expansion joints (8 mm) and, if necessary, to fix the laminate laterally. Take care, in particular, of flawless work, an unequal first series has a direct effect on the following and favors tensions and gaps!
The subsequent rows should now be placed staggered, Leftovers with 20 to 50 cm in length should be used here. The boards are hammered carefully with hammer and wood, and each row is fixed again by wedges. If the space is too small to work with the hammer and the wood, use the pulling iron. In doing so, the larger side is attached and carefully, but with pressure worked.
Not every room is free of obstacles and should make a flush finish when laying the floor heating pipes cut the required plank only to the desired length. Then insert the recess and saw or drill accordingly. Think again here of the play of the wood, similar to the expansion joint!