Installing laminate floors can be a frustrating experience when you lack proper guidance. It's important that before you begin a do-it-yourself laminate installation, you make sure that you have all of the necessary tools, as well as step-by-step instructions from a trusted flooring professional.
Installing the laminate in the correct way is important; so is utilizing all of the essential floor accessories such as T-moldings, end caps and underlayment (if applicable). The underlayment is an important component as it can help keep moisture from seeping in and damaging the floor. It's also helpful in minimizing indoor noise transmission. Some laminate floors come with an underlayment already attached, while others may require an underlayment to be installed separately (e.g. pre-glued laminate; glued laminate; glueless laminate).
The correct way to install laminate floors depends on the type of laminate you choose for your flooring project. While some laminate floor types can be snapped together without the application of glue (i.e. pre-glued; glueless) others require adhesive to join the laminate pieces together (i.e. glued). In some ways, glued laminate can be stronger than other laminate varieties.
For more information on how to install laminate floors, see our Complete Laminate Flooring Installation guide. With help from one of our flooring professionals, you'll learn how to install laminate in no time!