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How to Install Westhollow Laminate Flooring

How to Install Westhollow Laminate Flooring

iFLOOR.com shows how to install Westhollow Laminate Flooring yourself.

By |2012-06-14T22:18:46+00:00May 18th, 2012|Blog, Comments|25 Comments

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  1. FinelineNation May 18, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    You bet, it does!

  2. FlooringSuppliesCoUk May 18, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Excellent advice

  3. 007johnie May 18, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    would it protect from cum stains?

  4. dustyleviz May 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    and we all lived happily ever after….. cheesy!!!

  5. happybob9000 May 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Carpet can trap allergens. Laminate is cheap and easy to install!

  6. happybob9000 May 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    the camera only shows 3 of the walls – and although the window is larger on the wall which would imply that you would run lengthwise with that light source that is the north facing window. The windows on camera left are western facing windows and therefore that was the better direction to run the flooring in this case.

  7. shlongernaut May 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Do you need to put the 1/4 inch spacers on the other side, at the end? He put spacers from where he started but not for the other side.

  8. rossdarragh May 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Id like to continue the flooring through 2or3 rooms. Do i require a saddle board or similar product at the doors, either for practical or visual reasons

  9. happybob9000 May 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    you can not use old carpet for laminate underlayment – that would have too much flex under the floor and cause problems in the future

  10. happybob9000 May 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    yes cork is more costly than the cheap standard foam but the acoustics of the room and the liveability are vastly better with a top notch underlayment like cork.

  11. AlanMolstad May 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    at 1:32 I have a question about what you show.
    The topic at this part of the video is the direction to lay the flooring.
    I dont understand what window you point to here as the main sorce of light?
    Is it the window that the camera is aimed at at 1:34 ?
    Or is it the little side window off to the left hand side of the video?

  12. mystro86 May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Do you think laminate is better than carpet?

    Why don’t people like carpet anymore?

    Why is everyone buying laminate these days?

  13. NiceGuyAC May 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Well done. I look forward to my first try! 😀

  14. dbad6838 May 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Should you have a Miter saw for floor
    completion?

  15. ltnhomieeb23 May 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for this video, this will me my first time intalling laminate flooring, wish me luck!!!!!!

  16. ifloorDotCom May 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Short answer here is yes, but it can be difficult to set the grinder to the proper height to account for the floor in some cases. There are powered versions of a typical hand jamb saw available, but if you’re fairly confident with your skills with an angle grinder it should work out for you.

  17. studenthobo May 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the help! I was also thinking, would a small angle grinder be good for making undercuts in door jambs?

  18. ifloorDotCom May 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    The cork tiles which are installed are 6mm cork underlayment. Underlayment is necessary for all floating floors, such as laminate. Cork is considered the premium underlayment for floating floors because of its sound absorbing properties, density, hypoallergenic and insulating properties.

    Underlayment comes in a variety of materials from foams and rubber to cork.

  19. studenthobo May 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I was wondering, what are the cork pads under the laminates for? Thanks

  20. ufilmhouse May 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I bought some laminate wood flooring installed it with no problems then my stupid dog spilled his bowl of water and the laminate expanded and bubbled up on the edges. I went to home depot to ask about a seal but the guy told me that they come sealed and that I did not need one, I found this paste that said is a seal but I am not sure how to apply it and I can’t seem to find any info on it. This video did not answer that particular question. Some help would be greatly appreciated.

  21. ifloorDotCom May 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    This particular installation was done over a wood subfloor so there was no need for a moisture barrier.

    Cork underlayment does not need to be glued down with a floating installation. Over concrete, install your moisture barrier, tape up the seams, then lay out your cork underlayment (taping the corners together helps quite a bit), then begin installing your laminate.

  22. msyogi23 May 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    thankyou for the video i have been researching installation of laminate flooring. i noticed you didn’t glue the cork to the concrete nor was there a moisture barrier used under the cork- are these two steps not necessary? please advise.

  23. ifloorDotCom May 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    It is important to note that laminate flooring is not meant to be refinished, nor can it. The tough-wearing aluminum oxide finishes applied to laminate floors are built to take wear and tear far better than traditional wood flooring so that refinish work is not necessary assuming proper care and maintenance techniques are used during the lifetime of the floor.

  24. fuhrc08 May 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    remember, if a wood floor cant be refinished at least twice it garbage!

  25. ifloorDotCom May 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Wood much like other natural products will expand and contract due to variations in temperature and moisture content. In wood flooring, as the temperature in a room raises, the molecules within the wood will spread further apart, causing the planks of flooring to expand. Flooring also will expand as it absorbs moisture. Flooring contracts as the room’s temperature drops or as the room dries out. Keep your room around 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity of about 40% for best results.

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