How To Install Laminate Flooring
Not sure how to install laminate flooring? In this guide we'll take you through the general process of installing your laminate floor. The technical details may change based on the room or the specific laminate used so it is essential to refer to the manufacturers' guidelines before you go ahead. Links to these can be found at the bottom of this page.
Fitting Laminate Around Pipes
If you're fitting laminate around any pipes, mark the position of the pipe on the board you’re laying. Drill a hole about 16mm larger in diameter than the pipe and make two angle saw cuts from the board edge to the sides of the hole to cut a wedge out of the board. Fit the board and carefully glue the small off-cut wedge behind the pipe.
Laminate Trims & Profiles
Trims cover the transition between different kinds of floors. These can cater for gaps between floors and changes in height.
Incizo 5-in-1 Profile
The Incizo 5 in 1 profile is available for both Quickstep and Pergo laminate floors. This clever contraption can be applied in 5 different situations. It can bridge 2 floors of the same height, bridge 2 floors of different heights, transition into carpet, cover the edges of the floor and it can even be fitted on stair nosing.
Carpet and Tile Trim
These versatile trims are designed to joint two floors which sit at different heights. This can be tiles, carpet or just thinner floors.
Made to match your chosen laminate floor, pipe covers come in two halves and fit around your pipes. The idea is to cover the expansion gap required. We recommend that you glue the two halves together around the pipe, leaving the cover loose on the floor.
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