Tips for laying laminate on the uneven floor, preparation of wooden and concrete base

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction And Repair
30 May 2016

many, choosing a new laminate floor, face a number of problems related to its laying and operating it any further.In most cases this is due to the violation of stacking technology, and manufacturer's recommendations.Another major problem is the uneven foundation on which laid coating.In fact, the process of installation is quite simple, but the laying of the laminate on the uneven floor will require additional effort and cost.That all went smoothly and with minimal losses, a number of recommendations and advice in the event of laying laminate on the uneven floor.


How to store laminate ↑

After buying laminate sheets it is necessary to leave for a while in the room where he will be laid.It is necessary that the laminate is adopted the moisture level and the temperature of the room, which directly affects its

dimensions.Storage lasts until the moment of installation.This laminate should be in the package and at a distance of 1 m from the wall.Manufacturers recommend using the following modes: temperature less than 18 ° C, humidity 75%.

Preparation uneven grounds ↑

To ensure the strength and durability of its products manufacturers of flooring can only be provided qualitatively prepared basis.This applies to all of flooring and, in particular, a laminate.Otherwise, the laminate may crack, swell, start making noise when walking, and eventually burst.To avoid this, you need to prepare a good foundation.

Important!Differential uneven floors may be 2 mm by 2 meters high.In this case the laminate will last a long time.If irregularities will be greater, depression, cracks, pits, nodules, within a few months locks laminate may become loose, and then a sheet of cracked.

Conclusion: the uneven floor will have to dub.

How to align the wooden floor ↑

If laminate flooring laid on an old wooden floor, then you need to check it for the following defects:

  • failures floorboards;
  • creaking;
  • cracks and crevices;
  • irregularities.

To eliminate failures wooden floor will have to partially disassemble .First, to parse sub-floor if the failures are still present, then remove and draft floor, anchoring and leveling lags.You can simply fix the subfloor to the joists with screws, but in this case the risk to get a little skewed.Creaking wooden floor elements are fixed with screws.Cracks and fissures shpaklyuem.

How to align the wooden floor Scratching
Scratching the wooden floor

for laying laminate of these actions may not be enough, so eliminate drops and bumps.One option is to align the wooden floor scraping .It can be done manually, although it is difficult, but you can use the machine and scraping carefully polished surface.

Using self-leveling mixture for floor leveling
Fill it with a mixture of self-leveling wooden floor

Another way to align the wooden floor - it pour self-leveling screed of the mixture .The dry mixture was diluted with water and apply a thin layer of 10 to 25 mm over the entire surface.This will provide enough flat surface that the laminate has not warped or cracked.

can perform a so-called dry alignment: lay on the floor surface sheets of plywood or drywall .It uses sheets with a thickness of 1.5 to 2 cm. But experts recommend this method to use when the topcoat is carpet or linoleum.In the case of laying laminate better perform screed.

method leveling concrete floor ↑

If laminate flooring be laid on the concrete floor should be checked for the following defects:

  • cracks and crevices;
  • irregularities.

Unlike wood floor preparation of the concrete base is much easier.

Fill Self-leveling on uneven floor
Fill Self-leveling

the best option is screed of concrete or self-leveling mixture .Screed concrete will require additional efforts: have waved a shovel and work with concrete mixer.To fill the need is self-leveling mixture mixture, water and container.This greatly simplifies the task.

To align concrete floor also use sheets of plywood, particle board or drywall .This is easier and less labor.But do not forget, for laying laminate appropriate to perform tie, since it is this will provide enough solid and level foundation.

Important!Laminate must be placed on a dry surface.If there is high humidity of wood or concrete floor, it is necessary to carry out their full waterproofing.Then let it dry screed, only then to lay laminate.

Passive noise isolation substrate for laminate
To do substrate noise insulation made of polyethylene foam
The substrate made of cork under the laminate
The substrate can be used cork

To improve the sound insulation properties, strength and durability of the laminate must be placed under it substrate .This can be plug or polyethylene foam .The substrate must be fixed at the perimeter and along the diagonals, so as not to move out.On top of the substrate will provide a basis for very soft laminate and helps to smooth out small irregularities of the floor.

How to lay laminate ↑

Leave a space between the wall and the sheet of laminate
reserve 1 cm gap between the wall and laminate
  • between the walls and laminate flooring need to leave a gap of 1 cm for the possible expansion of the laminate due to seasonal changes, the moisture level and temperature;
  • board to be installed in the next row offset in relation to the previous number, the shift should be to half board;
  • if any pipes or other utilities, you must leave between them and laminate a gap of 1 cm;
  • laying laminate adhesive, you must give it to dry completely.

video lesson for beginners handlers ↑

Laying laminate on uneven floor - matter that requires attention to detail.But it is easy to handle, adhering to the simple advice and recommendations of manufacturers.