There are several different categories of laminate floors. Thus, you can classify them based on various parameters. In the earlier section, we covered the different varieties of laminate flooring based on the kind of finish they had. In this section, we will dwell on laminate flooring based on the type of installation required. As mentioned earlier, laminate floors are highly popular because they are easy to install and easy to maintain. If you opt for ceramic tiles or marble floors, you will require professional flooring specialists to install the flooring. Not many amateurs will be able to provide the impeccable quality of finishes that professionals can. However, because laminate floors are easy to install, many homeowners in Australia can afford to complete the installation by themselves.
Even so, homeowners would need to exercise care when they pick laminate flooring. This is because not all varieties of laminate flooring are easy to install when it comes to people who relish DIY jobs. Therefore, if you plan to install the floor yourself, ensure that you pick a flooring surface that you can easily install in your Picton residence. When you classify laminate floors based on their ease of installation, you will end up with:
- Glue-less Click Laminate Floors: This flooring comes in tongue and groove boards, which you can easily click together. Not surprisingly, these are among the easiest floors to install for homeowners. These days, manufacturers have even begun placing pre-attached underpads on their laminate floors. This serves to make the installation even easier. It is worth highlighting that you will need to attach laminate floors without the pre-attached underpads differently. For instance, such floors will require the placement of an underpad beneath. These underpads serve to cushion the flooring and absorb excess levels of sound. Situations could arise where you will need to install the flooring in an area that experiences high moisture levels. In this scenario, consider placing a separate thin plastic underlayment prior to installing the laminate flooring. This underlayment would serve as the vapour (or moisture) barrier and preserve the laminate flooring for longer.
- Pre-Glued Laminate Floors: These floors come with joints that already have glue applied to them. These floors are easy to install as well. All that you might need to do is to moisten the joints. This would activate the glue and make it easy to join the boards together.
- Glued Laminate Floors: These floors will require the application of glue to keep the joints together. Naturally, such floors will be quite strong. However, applying the glue during the installation will be a time consuming activity. In addition, it will increase the cost of the installation as well.