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Preparation for Laying LaminateChecklists for your preparation

Tools for Laminate Flooring Installation

The following tools should be kept within arms reach at all times during the installation of your laminate floors:

  • Spacer wedges
  • Circular saw with changeable carbide metal tooth saw blade or jigsaw with a fine saw blade or handsaw
  • Angle for undercutting the doorframes
  • Folding ruler, pencil
  • Assembly aid (tapping block or hammer)
  • Footfall sound insulation (for floors without sound insulation or S.A.S.)

Materials and Accessories

  • Exact measurements of room
  • Laminate floor
  • Clickguard / one tube is adequate for ten square metres of laminate floor
  • Skirting board
  • Levelling, transition and end profiles
  • Mounting brackets (30 per package of flooring)
  • Vapour barrier film
  • Foam underlay film

Please also take note that you will possibly need a footfall sound insulation as well as Clickguard or a similar joint sealant.

Residual Moisture

Stone floor should not exceed the following values for residual moisture:

  • Cement stone screed: With underfloor heating 1.8 per cent CM; Without underfloor heating 2 per cent CM
  • Anhydride screed: With underfloor heating 0.3 per cent; Without underfloor heating 0.5 per cent CM