Install MEFORZE Laminate Flooring
TOOLS AND MATERIAL
- Carpenter's square
- Chalk line
- Crow or Pull bar
- Electric and/or handsaw (Jigsaw)
- Tape Measure
- Tapping Block
- Utility knife
- Utility Towels
INSTALL THE UNDERLAYER
- Lay out the underlayer above the subfloor.
- Tape at all seams to hold sheet together.
- Trim all edges at the wall level using a utility knife.
INSTALL THE FIRST ROW
- Along the longest wall, measure out your expansion spacing usually 1/4") in at least two places and snap a chalk line.
- Lay out the laminate with the groove toward the wall but do not lock together yet. Add spacers between the flooring and the wall. Make sure this first row is completely straight. Scribe fit (if necessary) so that the laminate matches the contours of the wall.
- Once satisfied with the fit, click and lock the first row of laminate together. There should be no space between locked boards.
- At the end of the wall, measure, cut and lock the last laminate plank in place. Add a spacer at the end of the first row.
- Evaluate this first row to ensure it is straight and level. Adjust where needed.
INSTALL THE MAIN PART OF THE FLOOR
- Use a partial board (approx 8”-10” in length) to start the second row.
- Click and lock laminate boards together as you did with the first row.
- Work your way across the floor until you reach the last row.
INSTALL THE LAST ROW
- Measure out your expansion spacing (usually ¼”) in at least two places and snap a chalk line.
- Lay out the last row of laminate with the tongue or cut part toward the wall. Scribe fit (if necessary) so that the laminate matches any contours in the wall. Make sure this last row is completely straight.
- Once satisfied with the fit, click and lock each plank in the last row together with the rest of the floor.
- Evaluate the last row to ensure it is straight and level. Adjust where needed.
- Once you lock the board into place, you can remove all spacers and begin using your MEFORZE Laminate Flooring.