While the tools and materials can vary depending on your existing floor as well as your new floor -- not to mention the scope of the project -- there are some general items you will most likely need.
Some basic materials will include:
- barrier sheeting
- laminate glue
- polyethylene tape
- quarter-round molding, baseboard or wall base
- end molding, threshold and other transitions
- stair nose, flush or over-the-top
- plastic sheeting to cover furniture or close off adjacent room [source: Armstrong, Do It Yourself, Couvreur].
Here are some of the tools you'll need:
Laminate flooring installation kits are available for about $20 and include tools like spacers, pull bars and a tapping block to help lock the planks together.
Read on to learn important preparation steps to take before installing laminate flooring.