I am putting a new floor in my livingroom and hallway. I have been looking at
the glueless floating type. I am going to do the work myself.
Any suggestions as to which brand or type I should look at. Which ones to stay
Thanks in advance,
When you finish up how about a report as to how the install went.
I am thinking of installing a floor in my kitchen but I am afraid I will
The room is square but , my luck I would end up with a board 4 inches on one
end and 2 oat the other when I get to the last board.
This is why you measure the width of the room before hand calculate how
many planks will be used. That way you will know how much to cut the
Post your room width and the width of the planks.
I was told to stay away from the cheap Japanese laminate. Most of the
good stuff is made in Germany. I bought Goodfellow Kronoclick which is
8mm thick. The only differences in laminate is the thickness and if it
is embossed. The more realistic the emboss (to look like real wood
grain) the more expensive. Also, I would go with 8mm thick and a good
underlay is also very important, or else you will hear clicking sounds
if your floor is uneven. I used a underlay called Quietwalk it has
cloth with a thin plastic sheet glued on top (good for basements). It
is really easy to install, doorways can be a bit tricky. You just need
a miter saw (electric)with a good carbide blade and a jigsaw to rip the
lengths and any tricky cuts (around heating vents, etc.)
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