Laminated wooden flooring gives almost  the same appearance as solidwood flooring and is comparatively very economical. Laminated flooring planks consisits of medium density fibreboard sandwiched between plastic laminate.The top laminate looks like random wood grain but its plastic composition makes it scratch and stain resistant.Precisely manufactured tongue & groove edges make the installation method much more accurate & speedy.

Installation method with necessary precaution to be taken is as mentioned below:

  • In regions with extreme climate Laminated flooring should be bought into the area where its is to be installed 48 to 72 hours prior to installation to allow necessary expansion or contraction to happen. Laminated flooring should be done after the completion of painting work.
  • Entire area where flooring needs to be done shoud be properly levelled and made smooth to nullify the irregular weight and stress on laminated flooring planks after installation thus avoiding cracks or breakages later on.
  • A moisture barrier such as thick polythene sheet should be laid on concrete floor to avoid any dampness or moisture penetrating into the new flooring.
  • An underpad/ foam approximately 2 mm thick should be then laid to reduce the sound and make the floor more resilient.
  • The laminated planks should be then laid with staggered joints with a nominal space towards the end for expansion spacers.
  • Appropriate transition profiles  like skirting (where laminated flooring terminates towards a wall or vertical surface) or reducers/ T profile (where laminated flooring ends towards another flooring material with/without level difference) should be fixed to conclude the work.