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Learning Center - Laminate Flooring Installation Method

Laminate Installation Method
Floating Installation

Floating Installation

Laminate flooring is known as a “floating floor” which means the flooring isn’t directly attached to the sub floor. An underlayment is put down over the subfloor first and then the laminate is installed on top. (You’ll always want to begin with a clean level sub floor before beginning any floor installation.)

The boards connect with a click locking system and no glue is required. This is one of the reasons these floors became so popular. A floating floor installation is the easiest to perform and what most do-it-yourselfers choose.

Laminate can be installed over concrete, wood or OSB. If installed over concrete, a moisture barrier (vapor barrier) must first be installed to keep evaporating water from penetrating the floor from the underside.

To see a video of these laminate floors being installed, click here.