How to lay Laminate Flooring
This video guide & project page will help you install and maintain laminate flooring in your home.
Tools for the job
Whatever type of laminate flooring you choose to install, you will need a fitting kit for effective installation. The fitting kit should contain spacers, a tamping block and a pull bar.
Always start your work at the end of the room furthest from the door!
Do not lay the flooring on recently laid concrete. Wait until it is totally dry.
Before laying the first board adjacent to the end wall, check with the fitting instructions whether the tongue or the groove should point towards the wall...
Laminate Flooring requires little maintenance apart from being kept clean. It is a good idea to position a mat at exterior door openings to collect grit and prevent it being brought into the house.
Always makes sure your tools are in good working order and you have the correct safety equipment. Read all instructions carefully, especially if you are using a piece of equipment for the first time.
Good Idea Leaflet
In addition to our 'How To' video, we recommend you read our 'Good Idea Leaflet - Wickes Laminate Flooring'. It features diagrams and detailed step-by-step advice on how to install laminate flooring with a professional finish.
Download GIL - Wickes Laminate Flooring [ 1.2 MB ]