How to install laminate onto your floor

Planning a DIY laminate installation? Our guide is here to help you create your own professional finish.


Make sure that your subfloor surface is clean, level and dry. It’s also very important to acclimatise your laminate flooring for 24/48 hours in the room of installation; this is to prevent cupping, lifting or sudden expansion.

Tools Required: You will need a laminate cutter, tile spacers, pencil, hammer, set square, craft knife, pull bar, tapping block and other optional tools, like knee pads.


Use laminate underlay and a damp proof membrane if the underlay doesn’t already contain one. Then, use our easy CLIC installation system that allows the laminate planks to click into place with a hassle-free tongue and groove click system. Don’t forget to leave an expansion gap of approx. 8-10mm. We would recommend laminate for nearly every part of the home, except bathrooms. It’s also suitable with underfloor heating.

The Finishing Touch: Use beading and door bars for a professional finish. To maintain your new laminate flooring and its beautiful appearance, sweep and vacuum its surface on a regularly basis. Avoid wax, polish and oil, and wipe away any stains with a damp cloth. And finally, attach felt protector pads to the bottom of any furniture to prevent damage to your new flooring.

Check our handy video on installing vinyl for quick and easy tips to help you:

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