Install Instructions: Laminate FlooringInstallation
Read through the instructions completely before starting installation.
Laminate panels are easy to install. No gluing is required with simple interlocking panel system. Ideal for either the professional installer or the home handyman who wants a great looking installation.
Tools and Accessories:
- Foam underlayment
- 6-mil (0.2mm) polyethylene moisture barrier (if necessary)
- Moisture-proof self-adhesive tape
- Trim moldings (if required)
- Tape measure
- Electric saw
- Dust mask
- Safety glasses
- Remove wrapping. Lay panels out flat at room temperature for 48 hours. Check all panels for defects. Claims cannot be made for panels already laid.
- Ensure the surface to be covered with panels is clean, smooth, and level. Uneven areas must be leveled.
- Do not install over carpets. Remove carpet along with any residual adhesive material and install on smooth, firm surface.
Moisture: Do not install laminate panels in bathrooms, shower rooms, or other rooms exposed to excessive moisture.
Concrete Surfaces: It is recommended that a moisture barrier be placed over all concrete floors, even if no moisture emissions are apparent.
Moisture Barrier: To protect panels against moisture from surfaces where moisture is likely to occur, a moisture barrier must first be placed over the base surface. Use 6-mil (0.2mm) polyethylene film. Overlap the edges of the polyethylene by a minimum of 8 inches and seal the junction with moisture proof self-adhesive tape. Use on concrete floors and all floors below grade or other areas where condensation or moisture emissions may occur.
Radiant Heat Floors: A moisture barrier should be installed over floors with radiant heat. Before laying the barrier, turn heat down to 15