There is a wide variety of floor coverings. One of the most common types of flooring is laminate tiles flooring. Such a floor looks beautiful and elegant, lasts for a long time, is distinguished by strength and ability to withstand large weights. Also, the surface is extremely difficult to scratch. Another advantage is the simple hairstyle method that is available to almost everyone.
How To Laying Laminate Tiles: Along Or To The Other Side
Laminate Location Methods
There are 3 ways to lay laminate tiles flooring: diagonal, longitudinal and transversal.
- These are the criteria that will help you make the right decision:
- The most important criterion is the type of room.
- It is better to cover a rectangular room with laminate lengthwise.
If the room is too elongated, then you need to choose a transverse masonry, it will help create the illusion of expanding the space.
The diagonal method is suitable for rooms with pronounced altered geometry, asymmetry. There are certain disadvantages of this installation, which include: increased complexity of work and high consumption of material.
The source of natural light plays an important role.
Professionals recommend laying the laminate in the direction of the light. In this case, the coating looks more natural and holistic.
You can set the main goal of the easiest installation method and minimum material consumption. The most suitable room for this is the one that is filled with furniture.
What is required for combing
The installation method does not affect the tools required for installation in any way.
First of all, of course, the laminate itself. It’s better to figure out how much you need ahead of time than to drive to the store in the middle of the process.
Then a special material is needed, with the help of which the floor surface is leveled, and complete insulation is also provided, in other words, the foundation.
You will also need a hammer combined with a block of wood or a mallet. This tool will prevent damage to the locks when the boards are snagged.
Depending on the purpose of the room and the manufacturer’s recommendations, glue is applied to fill the spaces where water can enter. In particular, this can be important in the kitchen.
When laying, you can not do without an electric jigsaw.
The little tools that come with it are a corner, a tape measure, and a pencil.
The sequence of the laminate tiles laying process.
The first step is to make sure the floor is level, dry, and dust-free. The successful outcome of the process depends on this, as well as the service life of the laminate.
The next step is to place and fix the substrate. If the material is mischievous and diverges, you can use regular masking tape. The substrate should not be cut close to the walls, it is better to leave it with a margin. The excess will still be covered with skirting boards.
It is necessary to start laying the boards from the corner farthest from the wall. It is necessary to pay attention to the notch in the wall, you should not close the sheets.
The method of joining the boards is usually indicated on the packaging of the material. Tip: For a secure grip, hit the boards with a hammer through a block or mallet. Be careful with locks that provide a firm grip on the blades. They are easy to damage, and in turn, the damage will not allow a high-quality fixation.
- It is necessary to lay the sheets row by row, paying greater attention to the density of the joints.
- In the end, skirting boards are installed to complete the overall picture.
- Tip: do not take on the job alone, it is better to have 2-3 people involved in the process
The laying process of laminate tiles, subject to all recommendations, will not take long. A not too big room can be designed in one day. Don’t be afraid of the laminate installation process, even if it’s your first time. In fact, not everything is as complicated as it seems at first glance.
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