Flooring Materials

Tools Needed For Laminate Flooring

Laminate floor

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for homeowners due to its durability, affordability, and easy installation. To ensure a successful installation, having the right tools is crucial. In this guide, we will walk you through the essential tools needed for laminate flooring installation.

  1. Laminate Floor Cutter & Jigsaw

    Investing in a reliable laminate floor cutting tool will save you time and effort during the installation process. That being said, one of the most important tools for laminate flooring installation is a quality laminate floor cutter. This tool ensures clean and precise cuts, reducing the risk of chipping or splintering. Look for a cutter with a sharp blade and the ability to make straight and angled cuts.

    In addition, a jigsaw is handy for making intricate cuts, especially around door frames, vents, or other obstacles. It allows you to create precise and customized shapes in the laminate flooring, ensuring a seamless fit. Make sure to use a fine-tooth blade for clean cuts without damaging the edges of the laminate. The Roberts Jamb Saw has an adjustable cutting depth guide that prevents accidental cuts to ensure a professional and neat finish, making it a popular and trustworthy choice.

  2. Laminate Floor Tool Kit

    An installation kit is a comprehensive set of tools designed specifically for installing laminate flooring. It typically includes a tapping block, a pull bar, and spacers. The tapping block helps to ensure a snug fit between planks, while the pull bar is essential for closing gaps at the edges of the floor. Spacers maintain the necessary expansion gap along the walls, preventing buckling or warping over time.

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  3. Laminate Flooring Adhesive

    Our selection of laminate flooring adhesives caters to a variety of needs, including water-resistant adhesives for bathrooms and kitchens, fast-setting adhesives for time-sensitive projects, and low-VOC adhesives for eco-conscious consumers.

    Our products are specially designed to provide a strong and durable bond, ensuring your laminate flooring stays in place for years to come. Plus, our range includes floor adhesives suitable for both concrete and timber subfloors, making it easier to find the right adhesive for your specific project.

    We stock a variety of brands, including Ardex flooring adhesive, Mapei floor adhesive, Ultra Floor, and UZIN adhesive. We also stock a comprehensive range of flooring trowels, including adhesive trowels to give you even adhesive distribution when laying your laminate floor.

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  4. Laminate Floor Beading & Trim

    Laminate floor beading is an essential finishing touch to your laminate floor installation. At Flooring Materials, we understand the importance of achieving a great aesthetic for your flooring, which is why we are proud to stock a wide range of laminate trims from some of the best brands in the industry.

    Our range of beading for laminate floors includes a variety of colours, styles, and finishes to match any laminate flooring. From sleek and simple designs to more ornate and decorative options, we have something to suit every taste and preference.

    Our selection includes products from Dural, Genesis, Schluter, Complements, and Premtool, ensuring that you invest in a product that will give you the peace of mind that it will stand the test of time.

  5. Measuring Tools

    Accurate measurements are crucial for a successful laminate flooring installation. Invest in a tape measure, a T-square, and a pencil to mark and measure the planks before cutting. This ensures that the flooring fits snugly against walls and obstacles, creating a polished and professional look.

  6. Safety Gear

    Safety should always be a priority when working with tools. Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from dust and debris, especially when cutting laminate flooring. Additionally, ear and hand protection can be beneficial, particularly when using power tools like jigsaw; our Black Mamba gloves are a great option. Lastly, knee pads are essential to protect your knees when laying a new floor.

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Choosing Tools For Laminate Flooring

Installing laminate flooring is a rewarding project that can transform the look of any room. By equipping yourself with the right tools, you can streamline the installation process and achieve professional results.

With our wide selection of high-quality laminate flooring tools and accessories to choose from, you can ensure a successful and hassle-free installation experience. Explore our website for all of your Flooring Material needs, and feel free to reach out to our experts if you have any questions on 0330 320 1223 or via email at [email protected].