Any tricks to extend laminate floor without having to re-lay the whole floor?

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In order to have years of satisfaction from your chosen laminate or wooden floor please take time to read the information below.
Read the manufacturer’s fitting and cleaning instructions

Failure to comply with manufacturers instructions may invalidate your guarantee.
Seek professional advice regarding your flooring

Image Flooring provides the information shown below only as a guide. We are knowledgeable about the product and its basic installation. If you have any concerns or need reassurance it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified professional (please note a carpenter does not necessarily know how to install wood floors).
Ensure you order the correct amount of wood flooring

Under ordering may result in shade difference when you order your shortfall. For more information, view our How to Measure Your Floor Guide.
All wood floors (inc. laminates) can mark

It is important to remember that all floors mark dependant on use...

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Laminate flooring

In today’s trend of homely yet modern design is plenty of space for laminate flooring. The ease of maintenance and hygienic properties of this type of flooring are just two of the reasons that more and more people choose to go ‘laminate’. It will be able to give you the feel of a wooden floor, without having to spend bags of money. And nowadays it is so easy to lay it yourself!

With the development of the click-and-go laminates, you really don’t need to be a professional to be able to lay your own floor. Which saves you a lot of money! In this guide we will give you a few handy pointers to laying your own laminate floor and how to care for it.

What is laminate flooring?

Laminate is a type of flooring that exists of different layers of material that all have different qualities. From top to bottom, in a typical laminate floor there are: a decorative surface (made of a resin-based melamine that is hard wearing), a wood-based...

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Buy laminate and feel comfortable

Laminate is the ideal alternative to real wood flooring. The world of Krono Original® laminate floors offers you a variety of beautiful and natural decor options. The advantages of laminate flooring are considerable: It is long-lasting, robust and it makes your home look and feel warm and cosy.

Quality laminate floors from Krono Original®

In the production of Krono Original® laminate floors we focus on a look that is natural and authentic with intensive colours, natural surface structures, special brilliance and a real hardwood appearance. See for yourself: Contact us or visit our website to find information on our wide range of laminate floors.

All the advantages at a glance:

Robust: Impact, shock, pressure, scratch, and abrasion-resistant. Long-lasting: Length of life for laminate flooring is 15 to 20 years. Heat-proof: Krono Original® laminate flooring is flame resistant. Light-fast: Krono Original®...
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Until recently our 50’s ranch had a mix of carpet, original hardwood, and junky linoleum. After living with it for the last year we finally decided it was time to replace the flooring. This was our 3rd house where we have re-done the flooring (and our 4th if you count a friend’s house we helped with), but I still learned a TON through this process. I couldn’t help but share these tips and tricks for laying laminate flooring!

1. Shop Around- Originally I got about 50 different samples from Lumber Liquidators,, and Once the samples arrived I instantly knew which sample was “the one”. Everything was perfect until I realized it was $6.80 sq/ft!!! I was hoping to stay under $2.50 sq/ft so I was majorly disappointed. I ended up calling about 15 suppliers asking for a quote on that specific flooring until miraculously I found a company selling it for $2.85 sq/ft. The EXACT SAME FLOORING! I immediately ordered it and never...

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The reasons behind the rising popularity of laminate flooring in modern-day homes are many. This flooring material is made up of well-engineered composite wood with a resin coated on its upper surface that makes it environment friendly. It looks like a hardwood timber, but its cost is much lesser than hardwood. Laminate flooring is found in a wide range of stylish colors and finishes that suit modern lifestyle. It does not require any extra effort for maintenance and cleaning. As it is resistant towards water, there is no possibility of damage brought about by humidity.

Laminate flooring is basically a floating floor. Its planks are interconnected to one another, but are not attached to the base, like the floor or the walls. There are two important aspects of installation. First, proper preparation of the base or floor and then laying the planks. A few tricks and techniques that can make this installation job easier for you are discussed here:

Preparing the Floor

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Strip flooring can be installed in any direction in any room, however the convention is to run parallel with the longest wall in most situations. Rarely is this type of flooring run perpendicular to walls in a hallway. Not only does it tend to make a hallway look narrower than it actually is, but can cause a lot of waste of material when installing. Don't be afraid of changing directions from the room to the hallway if your using a good wood product that can be cut cleanly on a table or chop saw. You simply need to make a very straight and slightly back angled edge (maybe 2 degrees) so the adjoining 90 degree slats are tight with no open gaps. This is extremely difficult to do with cheap laminate, but not so much with a good wood product.

There are transition pieces available for both styles, but they usually involve a change of floor level like a threshold and are not a good idea to use on open flooring, as they can create a tripping hazard, however they are fine to use in...

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