Laminated flooring: Tips for DIY beginners

Doing stuff around the home is a great way to brush up on your DIY skills. However, some projects are bigger than others. When it comes to laminated flooring tips for DIY beginners you need to know what you are in for.

Being able to complete a project in your home on your own is a fantastic feeling. The only problem is that not everyone knows where to start when it comes to DIY. The truth of the matter is that it is best to start out doing smaller projects before you move onto the big ones. Once you are confident that you have acquired the necessary skills, why not try changing your flooring. This will be the first big project you will attempt and needs to be handled correctly. When it comes to flooring you need to make sure that you get the very best and subsequently one that will be able to stand the test of time. If you are planning on changing to laminated flooring than you need to follow these DIY tips:

  • Pick your flooring: firstly you will need to decide on a design and colour that you are happy with. There are many great options out there, which means that you are bound to find one that suits the ambience of your home already. One of the most popular types of laminated flooring is wood-look tiles. You can have a flooring that looks like wood at a fraction of the price.
  • Remove and clean: before you can put down your new flooring you will need to make sure that every piece of the old flooring has been removed. You will than need to clean the area thoroughly. Any dust and debris that is left behind can severely affect the installation of the new flooring.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help: removing an old floor and replacing it with a new one is a very long and tedious job. Even if you are the DIY king in your home, you will still need some assistance. Do not be too proud to not ask for help. The job will get down in half the time and you will be able to enjoy a new floor sooner rather than later.
  • Follow the instructions: no matter how much you think you know, if this is your first time installing a floor than you need to read the instructions carefully. Watch videos on how to install laminated flooring specifically, read books and if all else fails seek the advice of the professionals. At the end of the day you want your new flooring to be an investment so you need to make sure it is done properly first time round.

These are just some basic tips to consider when taking on your next big project. For more in depth detail on how to install a laminated flooring it is best to seek the advice of the professionals.

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Here at Velvet Moon Stones we can provide you with professional products, service and advice on all types of flooring needs. To find out more on how we can help you, visit our website www.velvetmoon.co.za.

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