We help you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new floor: professional on-site measurement, removal of old flooring, and skilled installation that includes moving your furniture and replacing trim. We do it all expertly, so your floor will look amazing and give lasting satisfaction.
Installation of Laminate Flooring
Installation: Installation of laminate usually starts in the left corner of the product and leaves a ¼ inch space between the walls and flooring. This gives the laminate enough room to expand and contract. Installing laminate too close to the walls can result in buckling in the middle of the floor. During installation spacers are used every one per square foot to keep an accurate and similar spacing around the perimeter of the space. These are spacers are removed once the install is complete. Finally, wall base or quarter round trim is added to cover the perimeter gap.
Glueless Laminate: Many laminate flooring products do not require glue for installation. Customers are able to put their floor together without professional installation this way. Laminate planks or tiles simply interlock with each other after an underlayment is laid down. This is convenient when damage occurs, a piece of the flooring can simply be taken out and replaced.
Laminate Needing Glue: This type of installation may require professional installation. Installers will start by gluing the first two panels together on the left corner of the product. Special tools are needed to install this type of product. To keep the plans or tiles in place clamps and straps are needed. Often times a tapping block may be used to help join pieces of flooring.
Finishing: Moldings should be added by installers in order to hide perimeter gaps and to complete the flooring. Many times other types of transition pieces are needed to finish the look, these can be used in doorways or to transition from one type of flooring to the next. Custom moldings and trim help to piece everything together and typically involve professional installation.
Have additional questions?
Please feel free to contact us directly with questions at 231-947-6900. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you with selecting the right flooring for your needs. Bay View Flooring and Design Center is here to help you.