The laminate installation process
Laminate flooring is easy to install due to its unique locking edges. Once installed, it "floats" above the subfloor, expanding and contracting with any climate changes in your home. Because of this, it can be installed over any other type of flooring. However, we still recommend trusting professionals with your laminate installation.
Since laminate is so easy to install and can be installed over any other type of flooring, you don't have to worry about ripping out your old flooring and disposing of it if you don't want to. You will need to make sure your subfloor is sound, dry, clean, and flat, however, and your laminate installation will also require an underlayment. The underlayment protects against moisture while insulating your flooring, making it sound and feel more like genuine hardwood. We can take care of all of this for you before we begin the installation of your laminate.
On the day of the installation, a member of your household who is at least 18 or older should be available to greet the installation crew and show them to the work area. For everyone’s safety, keep children and pets away from the work area until the job is done. Feel free to ask your lead installer any questions you might have about the finished product. You may also be instructed to stay off of your flooring for a set amount of time to allow any stain or varnish to properly cure. If this is the case, our team will inform you.
If you are sensitive to dust and odors, good ventilation should be established for 48 to 72 hours after installation to make sure that dust has time to settle. If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us at Lockwood’s Carpets.