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How to Install Glueless Laminate Flooring

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You can install glueless laminate flooring in a single day if you are only doing one or two rooms. The laminate floor pieces snap together with a tongue-and-groove application on the ends and locking edges on the sides. Snap-together laminate flooring is easier and quicker to both instal land remove than glue-down flooring, and it requires just a few tools.

 

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove all dirt and debris from the floor. If you don't start with a clean floor, you may have problems laying the flooring flat. Roll out the padding, making sure it reaches into the corners and is flush with the walls. Once you have laid out the padding, avoid dragging anything across the floor.

 

Start in one corner of the room.Lay the first plank about 1/4 inch from the wall. Have a friend lay the second plank down end to end with the first piece. While you are holding the first plank, your friend should line up the planks' ends, positioning the end of the second plank to snap in line with the first. The planks are constructed so that the outward side of the row will have one continuous tongue or groove.

 

Hold both planks securely while your friend gently taps the end of the second plank with a rubber mallet so it moves and snaps into the tongue and groove of the first plank. Continue this process until you reach the opposite wall. If you need a smaller section, use a circular saw to cut the piece to fit. Caution: When using the mallet on the ends, place a scrap piece of laminate between the mallet and plank.