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Installing the plastic laminate flooring

Installing the plastic laminate flooring

The plastic laminate flooring is very durable type of flooring and it is affordable also. They are resistant to stains and the designs are great. The installation of the plastic flooring is very easy.  The installation is done with the help of floating floor method which means that the planks are not fastened and they are snapped together. They underlayment contains a thin rubber which holds the plastic floor. It makes the installation very easy and fast. There are certain tips which are to be considered while buying the plastic laminate flooring.

Pry the shoe molding

Take care and pry the shoe molding with the help of the thin pry. The shoe molding will cover the expansion gap between the plastic laminate planks and eth baseboard. It is needed that the flooring is cut and trims near the doorways so that it sets up properly. Keep the rubber in front of the casing and scrap the piece of plastic flooring on it. This will give the idea that how high it is to be cut. Repeat this to trim all the casings. Then vacuum lal the dust and debris.

Tips for plastic laminate floor

Prepare the subfloor after that and walk on the entire room to listen if there are any squeaks. If you find any of them it will make the noisy spot. So drive the screws and use them. The thin rubber underlayment makes the moisture beneath and it gives the cushioning layer beneath the plastic laminate flooring. This helps to remove the problem of any noise. There are many other types of underlayment available but you should make sure that you do as the manufacturer has recommended. Now is the time to install the new floor but before doing that it is necessary to calculate the width of flooring of first row and last row. If the first and last row and almost same then it will look balanced.

You can make use of any type of carpentry tool like the circular saw, miter saw, etc. They should be used to cut the plastic laminate planks to length. This process creates a lot of dust. So instead of that you can hire a cutter and he can solve your problems. The plastic laminate flooring is better as it is easy to install and easy to maintain. Moreover it does not get dull when the sunlight falls on it. So it is commonly used by people instead of the real wood.

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