Many people choose laminate flooring for home or work. When it comes to installing laminate flooring, there are many steps that, if not done properly, can cause a lot of problems down the road for the client. Flooring contractors and installers need to make sure they know exactly what they are doing so the installation job is as good as it possibly can be.
The first step to installing laminate flooring is to acclimate the material. This means that the laminate pieces must be stored in the same room as they will be installed for as long as the manufacturer recommends. This could be anywhere from 24 to 72 hours, depending on specifications.
Because laminate is made of wood particles, they expand or contract due to moisture in the air and at the site. If the laminate is installed while the pieces have expanded, when they contract they will leave gaps. On the other hand, if installed when the pieces are quite dry, they will cause great problems as they expand.
As long as the installer properly acclimates the laminate pieces and ensures the proper job site conditions, they are doing well in staring the project and that should lead to a successful installation.