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As a general rule, laminate flooring should be laid in the same direction as the longest wall in the room. If the room happens to be square, the floor boards should run in the direction of the room's light source.


Laminate flooring is a composite flooring made from fiberboard topped with a photographic layer and a moisture-resistant clear coat. The photographic layer mimics real hardwood, marble or other specialty flooring materials.


It is possible to install laminate flooring over carpet. For a successful installation, the carpet must be fully adhered, and ideally it should be no more than one-quarter-inch thick.


According to Tim Anderson, writing for SF Gate Home Guides, laying laminated flooring around a toilet requires specialized tools and ability to cut precise angles with a jigsaw. While this installation can prove difficult, it is still easier than installing traditional ...


Remove laminate flooring by mopping with hot water, applying heat, prying the laminate off the subfloor and using a glue remover solution to remove any remaining adhesive. The time required to complete the project depends on the size of the room.


The best way to clean laminate flooring is with regular sweeping and occasional damp-mopping with a cleaner made especially for laminate flooring. Soap-based detergents are not recommended, as they tend to leave a dull film on the floor's surface.


If applicable, remove carpet, base boards, carpet padding and tack strips. Level and clean the floor, and then measure it. Take those measurements, and calculate how much flooring will be needed. Under-cut the door frames so the laminate fits beneath it. Install the und...