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Laminate Floor Installation San Diego

Jan 24

How to Install Laminate Flooring

You've come to the right place if you want to learn how to lay laminate floors. Laminate floors can increase the value of your home and are very affordable. Installing laminate flooring in your home is a challenge.

You don't have to worry about it. This article will show you how to install laminate floors. All you have to do is make time and follow the steps. This blog also contains helpful tips for installing laminate flooring. Continue reading!

Laminate Flooring Kit and Materials

To achieve a perfectly cut laminate floor, you need the right kit. Laminate floor installation San Diego kits are easy to use and do not require any special skills. Some tools can be cut, but others are not replaceable.

Below are the required laminate flooring materials and installation kits.


Laminate spacers made of wood or laminate can help you avoid spacing issues when laying laminate floors. Spacers also allow you to make sure that the gap between the floor's surface and any other obstacles (e.g. precise walls) is correct.

You must confirm that the laminate floor kit includes a spacer before you begin to install it. Install laminate floors correctly with 1/4" spacers.

Carpenter's Square

A carpenter's knife is a tool that has two straight edges at right angles to one another. It is used to verify the right angles during the installation of laminate floors. A carpenter's ruler will help you draw precise lines before cutting.

Utility Knife

A utility knife is necessary to cut bendable laminate strips materials. You can replace the utility knife with a kitchen knife for some laminate floor installation kits.

To avoid damaging laminate floors, it is not recommended to use a kitchen knife to cut them. A utility knife is better as you can easily change the blades if they become blunt due to excessive cutting.

Measurement Tape and Chalk/ Pen

The square footage of the space where the laminate flooring will be installed can be determined using a tape measure. Use a tape measure, chalk, or pen to mark the area. To get the room's square footage, multiply the length and width.

Pull Bar

The pull bar bends on one side to grasp the laminate, and on the opposite end to allow for a mallet/hammer to drive it. A pull bar is an indispensable tool for laminate flooring because it closes the gaps between laminate floors, even in tight spaces.


To cut or carve the laminate flooring material you choose, you will need a chisel. To achieve the desired cut, you will need to properly set the cutting edge of your chisel before using a hammer.


A saw is required for major cutting. To make precise cuts and achieve specialized angles, you can use a miter, jigsaw, or handsaw. You don't have to buy all the saws. There are many other types of saws. You should only purchase the saws that you feel can cut specific shapes.

Hammer or rubber mallet

To adjust the laminate flooring's alignment, you will need a rubber mallet or hammer. The pieces of laminate flooring can be assembled by gently tapping them with a tapping block.

Choose from a variety of laminate flooring designs

You must choose the laminate flooring design that you like. You can buy laminate floor designs online in San Diego. You can take your time and choose the right design for your space.


For a more comfortable and soft feel on your feet, you can use the underlayment to cover laminate flooring. The laminate floor or planks will also lay more smoothly and better together with underlayment. S


It is not always recommended to use glue for laminate flooring. Most people believe that floating floors should be supported with locking systems. There is no need to connect to the subfloor.

You can still use urethane-based adhesives because they have less moisture. Use glue without water, unless the manufacturer has specifically stated otherwise.

Safety glasses and gloves

Protect your eyes and yourself when installing laminate floors. If you don't have safety glasses, for example, when cutting or sawing wood, it could get in your eyes. To protect your hands from any silly accidents, gloves are also recommended.

Things to Consider Before Installing Laminate Flooring

Laminate floors can beautify any space in your home, but they are not suitable for every room. Laminate floors can be damaged by moisture (water), as they are made from fiberboard or wood.

You should avoid installing laminate flooring in rooms with a sump pump, floor drain, or other plumbing. Laminate floors are not recommended for use in your laundry area or bathroom. If you are careful about quickly wiping away any oil or water spillage, you can still install it in your kitchen.

Laminate flooring installation doesn't require you to remove any existing surface. You should note, however, that laminate flooring will raise your floor by approximately 3/8 inches.


Don't limit your options to only the classic stone or hardwood laminate flooring design. San Diego Flooring offers laminate flooring planks in a variety of designs for homeowners. Check out our online store!


San Diego Flooring

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