The laminate installation process
With a little knowledge and preparation, you can ensure an easy and successful laminate installation.
What to expect
We will coordinate everything, including sending out an estimator to measure rooms. In addition, you can expect our installers to move heavy furniture and remove trim and floor molding. We'll also remove and dispose of your existing flooring before your installation if needed. In many cases, laminate simply floats over pre-existing flooring.
Prior to installation, laminate flooring should be stored for 48 hours in the room in which they will be installed. Acclimation allows boards to adapt to the setting’s temperature and relative humidity.
Subfloors need to be as clean and level as possible. A subfloor that is not flat will lead to joints breaking over time and separating. Dips and depressions in the subfloor will cause laminate board to flex over time, also putting additional pressure on the joints. We'll make sure your subfloor is ready for installation before we start.
- Complete any other remodeling projects (wall painting, window treatments, etc.) before installing new laminate.
- The installation crew will move large pieces of furniture, but you’ll need to move small items like lamps, TVs, and anything breakable.
- Remove or secure wiring and cables from TVs and other electronic equipment.