Tips & Tricks for Laying Floating Floors

We just completed a long-awaited home improvement project, laying floating floors in our bedroom! It's so amazing to be completely done in only 1 day and I'm sharing the tips & tricks we learned to make it even easier for you to lay engineered hardwood or laminate floating flooring. Thanks to Advil, too, for the sponsorship and from all the bending, lifting and kneeling, ha!
We've diy-ed almost every type of flooring through the years and I have to say, this is my favorite for ease, quickness, and result. I hope these tips help you easily upgrade your own floors, too!
A few of our most important tips? GOOD kneepads, a pull bar tool, painters tape fix, and narrow-tipped wood glue bottles.
Easy to get (and free) paint stir sticks make great spacers against the wall and flooring.
These and a few other tips, including making sure all our baseboard shoe molding pieces were primed, painted and dried, allowed us to finish this bedroom flooring project in one Saturday. We never had to sleep anywhere else - and compared to flooring that has polyurethane top coats that take a week to fully cure, this was incredible!
Make sure to visit my blog at the url below to get all the tips if you're thinking of laying a floating floor!

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  • Lois Pagliaroli
    Lois Pagliaroli
    on Jan 20, 2018

    Great site. Thanks. Good trips on laminate flooring which i"m about to do in April. Summer beach house. Existing 1/2" ply already on floor in bedroom. Am looking at 12mm laminate seems decent quality from Bestlaminate.com and I have samples already vs. box store. I will be putting in wainscoting after floor is done. 1/4" beadboard cut 32" so you get three pieces from the 4x8, then add base and top molding. If you didn't choose box store product, where else would you have looked for flooring. I"m sending a photo of what the floor will meet up against and having hard time selecting color. FYI, the big tile in the center is the existing hall floor, the tile below at the 6 o'clock space is real porcelain tile from another bedroom. This "new" project requires getting close to the existing hall floor.....so any thoughts?
    , Big square in center is existing tile floor new bedroom laminate floor samples the one on the left the darker one is real wood floor and I m not using that but only for color which works the best actually so further homework

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