Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Laminate Flooring

This will be rather brief, as there is not much to say. Next time I buy it, I will pay more attention to how it snaps together. The one I bought seemed to snap together nicely, but while installing it was hard to get it tight and secure. Otherwise it was easy to lay, as it is a floating floor. Here are some photos of the process:
To be clear, it's not floating over carpet. We just laid a couple pieces out before we got started.
Taking off the molding was a little tedious. You are supposed to open up all of your flooring boxes and mix them so that it looks consistent, but given the space I had, I mixed them as I went. I obsessed over it as I laid it, but now that it's down I don't know that anyone can tell that the boards are comprised of repeating patterns
This corner was the trickiest cut to make. Being my first angle cut, it took me a few tries to get it right.
The left piece is better than the right, but the discrepancy is now covered by molding.