Laminate flooring is one of the popular floor coverings, comparing favorably to other types of speed and ease of installation.It is a sheet of thickness 6-11 mm and a width of about 20 cm. The design is a multilayer laminate.It includes an upper layer which is a wear-resistant film, a paper layer is deposited with a variety of textures and colors, the carrier layer of high density fiberboard treated moisture resistant impregnation and finishing layer composed of a resin impregnated paper.It should be noted that the laying of laminate with his hands is a fairly simple process that does not require special skills.
Tools and materials that require ↑
For the laying laminate should prepare the following tools and materials:
- substrate under a laminate;
- Jigsaw or miter saw;
- Easy hammer;
- Masking tape;
preparatory work before laying ↑
How to put laminate flooring with your own hands?A substantial response to this question must begin with the lighting of the preparatory stage prior to the implementation of major works.Acquired laminate should be kept at room temperature for several days, preferably at least two.This allows the material to adapt to the temperature and humidity of the room in which it will be laying.
One of the main conditions for a quality laying laminate is carefully leveled surface.Care should be extinct level over the entire surface, especially at the corners.Maximum allowable roughness - 1-2 mm deviation from the level of 2 m grounds for its determination using two-meter level.
If laminate laid on the concrete floor, it is necessary to lay a polyethylene film, which serves as protection of flooring from moisture formed on the base.The next layer is necessary to put the substrate acting as absorption, and then laminate.
film unfolds on the other side, which will be laying flooring.Its ends are folded on the wall, and the strip of plastic film trail overlap by 20 cm. You can seal the moisture barrier strips using masking tape or foam, which will provide better protection for the laminate and will prevent the strip from the biasing.When laying of flooring on a wooden base isolation is not required.
Technology laying laminate ↑
beginning to choose the right direction laying the flooring.If the room is all windows are located on one side, it is best to hold the line along the stacking direction of the incident light.If packing is made across the solar rays, the panel joints are noticeable.If you want to flooring possess neat and attractive appearance, it should be avoided.
Depending on the method of connection release lock (glueless) and the adhesive laminate.In addition, the castle is divided into 2 types, differing lock system.The first type includes collapsible locks («Click» -zamki), and the second - lock latch («Lock» -zamki).Type of connection technology affects the installation of the laminate.«Click» -zamki are highly durable compound and a low percentage of damaged panels during installation.Laminate to «Lock» -zamkami has a more democratic prices, but has a lower quality of the connection panel cover.
How to lay laminate «Click» -zamkami ↑
primarily focus on the installation of the floor covering with «Click» -zamkami.A more precise idea of how to lay laminate own hands - video excursion allows you to get.
dwell on the main points used when laying technology.In the first step should be using a tape measure to measure the width of the room and make the calculations to determine the width of the last row of panels which will be posted near the wall.If its value is less than 5 cm to be sawn panels, which will be in the first and the last row, so as to achieve the same width.
In addition, it is necessary not to forget to leave gaps on each of the walls about 10 mm.
Laying laminate made the long side of the panel, usually across the room toward daylight.As noted above, the wedges are set thickness of 10 mm, which then will be the necessary clearance.After all the work will need to be removed.The presence of gaps is required moments, since, otherwise, the thermal expansion laminate may "stand on end".
very first panel laminate is laid in the left corner of the room.Then there was a corner with a thirty-end side is inserted into the slot and snapped the next panel by pressing the laminate to the floor.The procedure is repeated until the end of the wall.
However, to evenly distribute the pressure exerted on the floor, you need to have the laminate panels in a checkerboard pattern.To make this shift with the installation of the next row to 30-40 centimeters or more from the first row.The panels of the second row dock with each other as before, and then rows are interconnected.Laminate the second row must be under a thirty-lift angle from the floor and insert them into the comb laid the first row, by pressing the latch on the floor.
In addition, laying the second row can be started with the long side of the laminate, and then to connect the end with the help of the downed light hammer.To carry out the work carefully and avoid damaging the panel, it is best to make it stick.
All subsequent rows are stacked in the same way according to the selected method.
How to put laminate «Lock» -zamkami ↑
When the laying laminate «Lock» -zamkami spike of the first panel is placed in the slot located on the other panel.In carrying out this manipulation of both panels have to lie on a horizontal plane.Then tamp them with a bar or a hammer.In a similar way to fit the entire first row of laminate.
When laying the next (second) series do not forget about the displacement of the panels in order to achieve staggered.We connect the first panel of the second row floor to the previous close, inserting a spike into the slot, and then gently tamp.The next panel of the second row, first combine with the first row, slightly deviating from the end face, and then use podbivaniya attach a second panel laminated to the first in this series.
How to put an adhesive laminate ↑
We have examined how to lay laminate own hands glueless method.But there is also an adhesive method.It is characterized by the complexity of the installation, additional costs for glue and requires certain skills when applied.Currently, such a method is almost not in use.
Of course, this method allows you to extend the life of the flooring thanks to the reliable protection from moisture inside.The adhesive laminate can not be dismantled, since the panels are very tightly connected to each other.
Video for those who want to lay on a diagonal ↑
Compliance with all recommendations for laying laminate will provide beautiful and durable flooring.In addition, the laminate can be laid diagonally to get interesting and beautiful pattern.Here we take a look, how is this laying laminate their own hands - a video guide for the implementation of the work will help us in this.