One of the most attractive features of laminate flooring, aside from the price, is the fact that it can be installed by laymen much more easily, and reliably than other types of flooring. No matter what your level of experience, it always helps to have a few tips to ensure a clean install and headache free outcome. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of the instructions provided with your laminated flooring:

The first thing you will need to do is remove the shoe molding. All you must do here is to lift the shoe molding with a thin pry-bar, making sure to leave it undamaged so that you can re-use it once the floor is installed. Make sure you leave the baseboard molding as it is. To avoid damaging your new laminate flooring, be sure to nail the molding into the baseboard, not the flooring itself.

When it comes to the casings, you will want to trim them so the flooring will slide underneath. A helpful tip to make this easy, is to lay a piece of the underlayment in front of the casing, and put a scrap piece of flooring above that. This should give you the level you need to cut to make the floor slide below cleanly. Do the same for all remaining cases and jambs.

While rolling out the underlayment. it sometimes likes to separate, which can be frustrating because you can't overlap it, or your floor will not be level. A simple trick to take care of this is to simply lay a little bit of thin masking tape over the seam in a few places to hold it together. Presto!

When it comes time to tap the planks into place, always be sure to use a tapping block. This will help you easily lock the planks together. It will also help you avoid damaging your beautiful new laminate flooring. Always be sure to use the tapping block on the tongue edge, not the groove. Smooth and easy!

These few tips should help you smooth out the process outlined in the instructions provided with your flooring, but despite the fact that laminate flooring is the easiest flooring to install by yourself, it can still be a rather daunting task if you have little or no experience with DIY work. A+ Floors 4U in Katy, TX and Richmond, TX, offers quality professional installation services if you, like many people, don't have the confidence to do it yourself.

So, come on down and view our showroom in Katy, TX to see the exciting models of laminated flooring we have to offer. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff would love to help you make the choice that's right for you, at a price that won't break the bank.