Installing Laminate Flooring The Easy Way

3 Materials
$200
1 Day
Easy
UPDATE YOUR OUTDATED FLOORING THE BUDGET SAVVY WAY BY INSTALLING LAMINATE FLOORING. ITS SO SIMPLE & EASY TO INSTALL, ITS THE PERFECT WAY TO REFRESH A ROOM WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE!
Supplies

Supplies:

  • Laminate Flooring
  • Underlayment
  • Laminate Block
  • Hammer
  • Miter Saw/Circular Saw
  • Jig Saw
Before
Obviously, step #1 is to rip out your current flooring. In our case, it was this dark carpet.
Removing Carpet/Find Out How Much Flooring You Will Need
Make sure to pull out any staples that are left behind & sweep the floor. Next, its time to measure how much flooring you will need. Measure the length & width of the room, then multiply those two numbers together. That will equal your total square footage.
Laying Underlayment
For laminate flooring, it is important to lay down an underlayment if it is not already attached to your pieces. This is such a simple process just cut it to fit with scissors & lay it across the entire room. After the underlayment is down its time to pick a wall to start laying your laminate. There are a couple of ways to do this but I always start at the wall that is most predominant in the room. If you have shoe molding that should be removed first, this room didn’t have any.
Clicking The Flooring Together
The best part of this flooring is that it simply clicks together with the help of a laminate flooring block & hammer. It was easiest for me to start by clicking it in on top, then hammering it in on the side, but find what works best for you!
Harder Cuts
For cutting angled walls like the one above you can use a miter saw or circular saw. For cuts around molding, I recommend using a jigsaw.
Ta-Da
And just keep going & going & going until your room is fabulous & complete! This flooring made such a huge impact on a super budget-savvy price. This space feels so much larger & brighter already.

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info

Lia with Southern Yankee DIY
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

  2 questions
  • Cindy Nalini Sarran Cindy Nalini Sarran on May 28, 2020

    Was there a trim piece at the end where the floor ends or transitions to another floor type?

  • Sandra Transom Sandra Transom on Jun 07, 2020

    What if your concrete floor under the carpet is not level, how do you go about laying laminate on it.

Comments

Join the conversation

2 of 13 comments
  • Joanne Giddings Pittman Joanne Giddings Pittman on May 30, 2021

    It looks great but next time you should try to stagger your joins.

  • Stacy Darlea Stacy Darlea on May 30, 2021

    A statement rather than a question. Be sure to leave a 1/8"-1/4" space between the end board and the wall since the material might need to expand and contract. If not done and it needs to expand the boards will 'buckle'.

Next