Monday, April 11, 2016

Install Laminate Flooring for a Coworker

Project:
Installing laminate flooring for a coworker

Difficulty Level (Easy, Medium, Hard, Insane):
Easy

Process:
My coworker had wanted me to replace his boys' bedrooms' carpets with laminate flooring so after he got all the materials, we arranged for a time to come by and do the job.

Although physically rather painful (I wasn't used to working so close to the floor and my back and muscles definitely hurt the next day), the process was pretty simple:

1. Remove carpet
2. Remove carpet underlay
3. Remove staples from underlay
4. Remove nailer strips
5. Sweep
6. Lay down new underlay
7. Lay down laminate
8. Install quarter rounds

The trickiest part was the finishing strip where the bedrooms' laminate flooring joined the hard wood of the hallway. Because of the way the laminate clicks together, I had to cut the final piece to exact size, remove the left door trim and slide the laminate under, and then click it into the rest of the flooring.

Pictures:
The old carpet
Another view
View of the closet and hallway
Nate removing the nailer strips
Playing with the ukulele
One strip of underlay and some laminate is down
Another view
A little over half-way done
Another view
Another view
View of the door and hallway
Transition between the laminate and the maple hardwood
Another closeup
The finished room (minus the quarter round)
Another view (minus the quarter round)
Tools:
Knife
Hammer
Crow bar
Measuring tape
Pencil
Miter saw
Skill saw
Ear muffs
Belt sander
Square
Level
Drill
Screw driver
Flexible baseboard saw
Pliers
Broom
Dust pan

Materials:
3 rolls of underlay
100 feet of quarter round
250 sq. ft of laminate
Tuck tape
No more nails glue

Time:
15 hrs

Conclusion:
It looks really nice if I may say so myself

1 comments:

Saanvi Arora said...

Thanks for the information about the installation of laminate flooring.

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