Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How to install laminated flooring (D.I.Y)

The project started on 16th March 2010 although we bought the material way before. The delay is because we decided to paint the room first. It does make more sense to paint it first rather than having paint spots on the new laminated flooring.

Since this is our first try, we bought the cheapest material in the market. Best Floor brand with the price of RM2.99 per square feet. The room is 81sqft. So we bought 4 boxes of flooring with a total of roughly RM240. Since we are installing it on top of the existing tiles with existing tile skirting, we had to opt for the Ending profile. It comes in 9 feet long per piece and costs RM188 for 4 pieces. The other optional items are the Damp Proof Underlay and the Foam Underlay. Houz Depot do not sell these item in loose. So we had to buy 1 whole 500sqft piece which costs RM75 each. Total damage so far is RM578.

The other gadgets needed to install this are Jigsaw, ruler and rubber mallet.

The order of installing is self explanatory. First layer is the Damp Proof Underlay. Second layer would be the Foam Underlay, and lastly the flooring itself. Wifey did not snap any pictures of me installing the floor. As I mentioned the project started on 16th March 2010.




This last picture is taken on 28th March 2010. A little bit more to do. I just ordered the Adaptation profile last Friday. From this experience I can say that installing laminated flooring is easy. I am going to install it in the master bedroom next. :)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

just nk tumpang tanya..camne u potong2 the board to suit kepanjangan bilik?
mcm the floor depot guys..they have the machine potong2 kayu tuh..gune gergaji kayu biase je ke?

rumet said...

hello... saya guna jigsaw letrik. tatau la yang floor depot tu pakai yang mana.. tapi saya punya yang macam ni:

onlysaws.com/saws/type/jig-saw.html

Ben said...

Rumet,

Very nice DIY sharing. Now I know floor-depot is not that hard and they are charging us a bomb to do this. :)

Thanks !

mannington flooring said...

This is awesome... In any case, it is important to ensure your sub-floor is level, smooth and clean, as well as dry! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome , do you have any instruction written anywhere ... I am still LOST

ZITA

Aaron said...

Hello there :)
I was searching the info of laminated flooring in Malaysia from Google, and it leads me here.

May I know where did you brought your BestFloor laminated floor?

Thank you so much :)

rumet said...

Hi Aaron,

I bought the material from Houz Depot.

http://www.houzdepot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wanna know, did u have expansion gap between the wall and your floor? I asked the seller it must have at least 1/4 inch gap from the wall..TQ

rumet said...

yes i did leave some space for expansion.

Anonymous said...

Hi , where u bought damp proff underlay and form underlay.

Connor Lyons said...

Hi! How's your laminated floor doing today? Were you able to maintain it? Let us know some other time.

mia zoie said...
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Laminate Flooring Melbourne said...

Beautiful shots. Laminated floor are great for any kind of room. Easy to polish and scratch resistant floor.

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