Jodi Gentry. Laminate Flooring. July 20th , 2018.
Originating as a company making lacquered boards for the shipbuilding industry, Alloc started production of high pressure laminate flooring in 1992. In 1996 it introduced a mechanical locking system that allows the laminate boards to be laid without glue. Originally, most laminate floors replicated only the most in-demand wood floors. As laminate grew in popularity however, other looks were introduced, including highly realistic stone and marble.
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Even with glueless laminates there are times when glue is required. If you're installing in a bathroom, the instructions may tell you to use glue at the joints to prevent excess moisture in the seams. And if you're installing laminate on stairs, you'll likely use glue to hold it in place. Detail work in tight-fitting spaces can require glue as well.
If you're set on fitting laminate flooring in your home, but aren't quite confident enough to do it yourself, fear not! Here are some handy tips to help provide an overview of the stages involved, which will hopefully make the task seem much more manageable.
Following are a few examples of laminate flooring that is offered through various online retailers:
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