• Laminate flooring, invented in 1977 in Sweden by the Pergo Company, has become very popular in the past several years. It is incredibly durable, needs very little maintenance, and comes in a vast array of colors and styles. Laminate flooring is less expensive than hardwood flooring, and how to lay laminate flooring is an easier process than laying a hardwood floor. You’ll need the special tools recommended by the manufacturer, and materials such as the underlayment pad in addition to the laminate.

How to Lay Laminate Flooring

How to lay laminate flooring begins with pulling up the carpet, vinyl, or whatever flooring you had before, then fully cleaning and prepping the subfloor. If you have any curvature or slanting, you may need to re-level the floor, as laminate is not as forgiving as carpet or vinyl. You may be able to save the baseboards if they’re sturdy and in good condition and if you’re careful removing them.

How to lay laminate flooring is a relatively “doable” do-it-yourself project, another aspect that makes it such an attractive choice. While the price of laminate flooring has come down over the years, as low as a dollar per square foot, some inexpensive laminate is truly poor quality. Poor quality laminate flooring will become scratched and dented and scuffed over time; yet you can make it look more expensive with a good quality floor restoration product.

After laying laminate flooring, to keep it looking new, be sure to apply a laminate floor restorer safe for laminate flooring. Pro Shot® Floor Restorer keeps new laminate flooring looking new and can even make cheap laminate look expensive. Pro Shot® goes down in one easy application, dries to a mirror-like finish in about 30 minutes, and is UL-listed for slip resistance. Pro Shot® contains no petroleum, making it safer for your family and pets. How to lay laminate flooring is fairly straightforward, and is an especially satisfying project when you can keep it looking new month after month.