Room Preparation:

  • Be sure the room has the correct temperature and relative humidity for installing laminate flooring, as specified by the manufacturer.
  • Remove existing quarter round.
  • Remove carpet, padding, and tack strip.
  • Wood or parquet flooring glued to concrete must be removed.
  • Undercut all door frames. Extend undercut approximately 1” beyond the door frame. (Quarter round will cover where wall base or drywall has been undercut).
  • Flatten sub floor as described in section on “General sub floor requirements”.
  • Repair wood sub floors to eliminate squeaks or deflection.
  • Sweep or vacuum up all debris and foreign matter.
  • Roll out a vapor retarder from wall to wall, as specified in the manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • If required, roll out a suitable underlayment. Roll out additional underlayment as the floor is installed.

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