How to Lay Laminate Flooring

A snap-together fastening system simplifies laminate floor laying. No glue, no nails. You can do it in a weekend.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Nail set
  • Drill bit set
  • Handsaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Straightedge
  • Safety glasses
  • Utility knife
  • Wood chisel

Floor installation kit
Pull saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Snap-together wood flooring
  • Transition pieces
  • Flooring pad
  • Floor pad tape
  • Construction adhesive
  • Masking tape
  • 4d finish nails
  • 4-mil plastic
  • Duct tape

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