Repair is a costly affair, but this is not a reason to save on materials. It is more rational to buy high -quality raw materials, but to lay it with your own hands without overpaying the workers and without controlling each of their steps. We will tell you how to put a laminate correctly and what tools will be needed for this. Preparation for laying did not buy a laminate? Then a few advice on choice:
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The coating thickness varies from 6 to 14 mm – the thicker the material, the better sound absorption and easier styling; laminate class (21-23 and 31-34) – it depends on this indicator what maximum load can withstand the coating. Grade 34 at home can last up to 30 years; look at the type of connection. We recommend choosing a “designer” – when laying, you need to get exactly into the latches of the last row. It is more convenient to put such a laminate together, but the risk of damaging the material is minimal;
Let the laminate brew
Let the laminate stand for a day or two and acclimatize at room temperature – subsequently there will be no cracks or “waves”. In the meantime, check that other materials and tools in place: hammer; saw/jigsaw; roulette; substrate (buy along with laminate); rake to knock down the planks (will be needed in hard -to -reach places).How to lay a laminate?Spread the substrate so that on each side it enters the wall for 5-7 centimeters;
Start lay the first row parallel to the rays of light, t.e. perpendicular to the window
Dip the locks with the side adjacent to the wall, and put the spacers about a centimeter – if this does not, the laminate will expand over time, rests into the wall and go in “waves”; connect the slats among themselves on the side (long) side, putting about 45 at an angle of about 45 °.
The latter did not fit? Sprinkle to the desired width, do not forget about the spacers against the wall. In hard -to -reach places, you can lay the floor parallel, knocked down with a rail and a hammer; for the second row, cut the board in half and lay in a checkerboard pattern – such masonry is stronger and wears out longer.Ready. Remove the spacers, check that there are no gaps. If there is no way to fit denser, purchase a sealant or a special putty for the color of the material – it is sold in the department with flooring.
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