Ultimate Guide On How To Lay Laminate Flooring

There are a plethora of reasons to choose laminate flooring for your home. From the scratch resistance and durability to the easy-to-clean and hygienic element, it’s a choice that many people are taking when updating their interiors.

It can be relatively simple to lay your own floors with the right tools and tips and here at Leader Floors, we aim to provide you with beautiful, hard-wearing laminate flooring and make the process of installing it stress-free. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide on how to lay laminate flooring.

Where Do You Start When Laying Laminate Flooring?

Depending on the state of your current flooring and your DIY experience, it can be tough to know where to begin with laying your new flooring. Thankfully, we have some top tips you can follow:

  • Start at a straight wall and lay your first row joining all of the edge boards. 
  • The first board should be a 1/2 board then continue along the row. Use spacers to ensure you maintain a 10mm gap against the wall. 
  • If you don’t have spacers to hand, you can use some cut-offs from your laminate floor that will work just as well.

How To Lay Herringbone Laminate Flooring

Also known as parquet or chevron flooring, herringbone laminate is so named because the design is laid in an alternate zig zag pattern resembling the bones of a herring fish. Bringing character and charm to any home, this style of flooring suits modern and classic interiors. 

The design may look intricate and complex, but laying it doesn’t have to be. Check out our guide on how to lay herringbone laminate flooring.

How To Lay Laminate Flooring On Floorboards

Laminating over floorboards? Yes it’s possible, provided you’ve taken certain steps to prepare for it. If you’re embarking on the task of laminating over floorboards, we’ve created a handy guide which includes considerations and a step-by-step guide to follow that will result in a stunning floor that will last you for years to come. 

You may need to undertake a few more steps in preparation for laying laminate over floorboards, but the process doesn’t have to be convoluted. Find our handy guide here.

How To Lay Laminate Flooring In A Hallway

If you’ve decided to laminate your hallway, dozens of questions have probably plagued your thoughts already, such as – ‘is there a right and wrong way to lay laminate flooring?’, ’how easy is it to lay laminate flooring?’. You may even wonder whether the way you laminate your hallway will impact the way you laminate adjoining rooms. 

Laying laminate flooring in a hallway is definitely a little more complicated but it’s far from impossible and with our handy guide, you’ll be well on your way. 

How to Lay Laminate Flooring on Concrete

Laminate flooring can be installed over many surfaces however, there are various factors to consider depending on the condition of the foundation you’re starting with. Giving freshly laid concrete adequate drying time, ensuring the surface has been sufficiently leveled, choosing and installing the correct underlay – it’s important to be fully informed with the necessary steps to take when laminating over concrete.

You’ll likely have a fair bit of prep to do before you lay laminate flooring over concrete, but you’ll feel confident your flooring will withstand the test of time. Read our guide to laying laminate flooring on concrete for all the information you could ever need.

While laying laminate flooring can be laborious, all improvements to your interiors are a labour of love and you’ll take pride in the results you produce thanks to the knowledge Leader Floors bestows upon you. 

We hope this guide has helped you when laminating your flooring. If you’ve come this far and you’re still unsure of which laminate flooring you want to purchase, explore all of our options by checking out our full laminate flooring range.

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