I’ve been getting them about 5 years now. I’ve always been a DIY sort of person. I wanted something that was easy to DIY. That has never been my goal.
I’ve always thought that laminate is the best flooring material for a home because it’s easy to clean. At first I was very confused as to why it was the best for a house. Then I realized that when the weather is nice, the laminate flooring is easy to clean. The house has a garage, so I can always leave a layer of dust on the garage flooring. On a warm winter day, its nice to have that dust on the floor.
And that’s the point. The best flooring material for a house is something you can DIY. Laminate is the best for a house because it is easy to clean. It’s also easy to cut to size, and laminate comes in just about every shade of color you could possibly imagine. So no, I don’t consider laminate to be a bad material for a house.
As you may or may not know, laminate is an inexpensive, durable, and attractive flooring material. And for good reason, since it is easy to cut to size, and can be used to install hardwood floors. For the most part, laminate is one of the easiest flooring materials to install, and for the most part, they stay in good shape. But if you are into customizing your flooring, you will need a few tricks to make that process easier.
One of the most important tips you can have on how to install laminate is to check your flooring’s adhesive. Laminate flooring is susceptible to cracking from the normal wear and tear of regular use and abuse. This can cause a cracked or chipped floor, which is not a problem if you are buying laminate floors, but if you are installing an old flooring material that has dried and cracked, it is a much different story.
Here’s how I recommend you figure out if your floor is adhesive enough to use: First, look at the underside of the flooring material and take a look at how far it is between the edges. If the edges are barely a few millimeters from each other, you should be fine. If the edges are slightly over the edge of the flooring, the flooring adhesive is not enough to hold the floor in place.
The issue with adhesive flooring is that it is not durable, so it can be a real pain to install. However, you can find some that are really durable and pretty easy to take care of. Just make sure the adhesive is really thin, which is best, and the material is not the same color as the ceiling.
If you’re a DIYer, you can always look at a cheap laminate flooring that will last a long time. The issue is that most of these are not really the same as a standard laminate floor. They are often made from wood and just slightly different from the standard.
I say “usually” because if they were just slightly different, I would not recommend them. However, if your flooring looks really nice, you can find some of the same type of flooring for reasonable prices. I like the look of the one I have in my house. It’s not as strong as a laminate floor, but if you really do want that look, you can find it for less than the laminate.
Flooring is an area of the house that you will spend a lot of time on, so you are going to want to make sure your flooring is solid. You can use a hammer to break down a standard laminate floor and do it yourself, but you can also use a flooring repair place to do this for you. You may find that you have to paint your flooring before you get it to the level you need.