If you are looking to get a new floor and have considered quick step laminate flooring, then you will need to know how to install it. Most companies that offer this type of flooring will also offer complete instructions.
The first thing you will need to do prior to installation is to let the flooring cure in your home before you even do anything with it. It is important for the laminate to get to the same temperature and moisture level of the room you are placing it in. This is to eliminate the expansion and contraction of the wood after it has been installed.
You will need the exact measurements of your room in order to purchase the right amount of flooring to cover it. It is always best to have a little more rather than less. You will simply end up back at the store while your room sits partially done.
If there is any other type of flooring down such as carpeting or tiles, you will need to remove this before you can begin. The base underneath the flooring should be cleaned and completely dry after the old flooring has been removed.
Once the base floor is ready for installation then you need to put down the underlayment. This will offer cushion and will act as insulation for the flooring. It also protects the boards from any type of moisture that will seep up from the base floor.
Before you install the boards, you should lay them out to see exactly how you are going to need to place them. In many cases, you will have obstructions that you will need to cut around and areas where the full boards will also need to be cut. You can do this cutting as you lay the boards before installation.