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What are some DYI laminate flooring installation tips?

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Tips for installing laminate flooring include purchasing extra laminate to allow for cutting mistakes and having the unopened boxes of flooring acclimate to the room's temperature for 48 hours prior to installation. Another tip is to leave a one-fourth inch gap around the room's border to allow for floor expansion.

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Laminate flooring is durable and easy to install. It can usually be installed over the existing floor with minimal preparation. Preparation includes removing nails, staples and debris from the existing floor and carefully taking out the baseboard using a crowbar. Extra flooring can be stored to replace any future damage.

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