Ericka Pacheco Flooring November 30th, 2018 - 07:21:10
And we're in my basement today, where I'm in the process of installing new laminate flooring and from Lumber Liquidators and, as you probably know, basements tend to be on the damp side, which makes them not great for our partner floor. Laminate is perfect for a basement, and specifically, you want to look for eleven if that is appropriate for below grade installation. The great news is, once you choose your laminate, it's so easy to install and I'm going to show you how to do it all right. First, things first need to gather materials, so here is a list of everything.
You're gonna need you looking a vapor barrier to protect your flooring and any moisture that comes up from your concrete basement floor, you're going to be packing tape and that is to seal the seams in the air barrier. As if your laminate flooring does not come with an attached pad underneath you'll need a pack, you'll need the form itself and I am a natural acacia flooring from Lumber, Liquidators you're going to need a tape, measure and a pencil. You need a miter saw to make cuts for the edge pieces of the would need a rubber mallet to help tap the board's into place and you're also going to need a jigsaw or a son rafter or multi-tool, something that you can use to cut it.
The baseboard around pulls other objects in the basement. That might be other than straight fingers all right from here because you can see the three layers that go down this year. The Queen layer is my paper barrier and it's really thick plastic and it comes in a large roll, so roll it out, and then you go back to the beginning start a second row and that's who's. Your packing tape to seal the edges and you're, just gonna overlap the edges of the vapor barrier of it to make sure that no extra layer antimicrobial protection, which I just like for basement since attends to medium, and this type came with.
If you don't worry about sealing the edges packing tape, there are a few entities that what's giving paper barrier and your pad now you're ready to put your flooring me and I'm going to show you how to that piece of scrap line with here to show you That there is some value to the laminate and there is a grooves dial to the lemon. When you start to make your first floor, you want to make sure that it Thomas ID, is up against the wall, and the group side is speaking out for you.
You can see here I opted to remove the baseboard before I started my flooring. My baseboard was a bit damaged and I felt like it was the best move to just remove it. You don't have to do this either way, whether your baseboards there or whether it's not you need to make sure that you leave at the edges a quarter inch to 3/8 of an inch of space to allow for swelling or expansion when the weather's warmer. I just cut some little scrap pieces of wood here to act as my spacers, so when you're ready to let your first board, this is my first board here.