When it comes to renovating the house to give attractive look, installing wood flooring is a great option. Wood flooring can be stained and sanded time to time, and is a practical choice. This flooring brings a natural charm and grace. Laminated wood floors can give your house elegance and grace at a lesser cost.
These floorings are made of environment-friendly materials and come in a wide range of colors and styles. But, it does take a few hours to lay down the flooring. The various steps involved are discussed ahead.
✔ After leveling, cleaning, and drying, the sub-floor is ready to install underlayment pads. The function of underlayment pads is to provide support to the flooring and make it comfortable for the person standing on it. It works as a vapor-proof barrier for the concrete floor. Underlayment pads come in various forms--the most common being wood and foam.
While laying these, their pieces must be joined together with plastic tape and their edges must be laid systematically as they might expand with changes in the weather.
✔ Start laying the floor planks in one row. Join two floor planks in the tongue and groove mechanism. This is done by positioning the first plank with its tongue facing the wall and its groove facing the second plank to be laid. Complete all subsequent rows in this manner. Clunk the entire row into place in one motion.