How to Install Laminate Flooring?


What You’ll Need?

Equipment / Tools:

  • Utility knife
  • Hammer
  • Tapping block or pull bar
  • Rubber mallet (optional)
  • Tape measure
  • Straightedge
  • Speed square
  • Pencil
  • Circular saw, jigsaw, or handsaw
  • Table saw (optional)
  • Chalk box


  • Laminate flooring
  • Underlayment and tape
  • Scrap wood spacers

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1- If exists old baseboards should be removed:

Removing the baseboards is mandatory since when your floor is installed, installing the skirting boards will give the finish and final firmness to your floor.

2- For proper installation:

The sub-floor or old floor surface must be level, smooth and clean.

3- Trim off the tongues:

(Not the grooves) from the boards that will edge the first wall. Often, this is easy enough to do with a table saw or circular saw.

4- Finish first row:

Once you get to the end of the frist row, you’ll probably need to cut that plank. Measure as needed and transfer this board to the second row, this will form the first board in the second row starting from the right hand side.

5- Continue Laying More Row:

Install the planks for the second and subsequent rows, using a similar but slightly different technique than you used for the first row. For these rows, hold each piece at a 45-degree angle and insert the long tongue edge into the groove of the planks in the preceding row, then lower the piece flat to the floor to lock the joint.

6- Install the Last Row:

Unless you are very lucky, you will need to rip your last row of planks to finish the room’s flooring installation. Mark planks in this last row for ripping, making sure to allow for the 1/4-inch expansion gap between the flooring and the wall.

7- Last step the baseboards:

Install baseboards, caulking and paint its