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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- Safety glasses
- Measuring tape
- Laminate flooring
- Rubber mallet
Remove the old floor
Remove your old floor and baseboards. Prep your subfloor by making sure it's flat and free of any debris.
Measure your floor
Measure the area you want to cover.
Install the underlayment
Install your underlayment. This will cushion the floor and reduce noise.
Lay the laminate
Lay the laminate along the room's longest wall. Leave a quarter inch around the perimeter between the laminate and the wall to account for expansion.
Stagger the laminate
Stagger the laminate and use a rubber mallet to fit the pieces together snugly.
Install your molding around the perimeter. Step back, take a look, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.