Laminate Installation

Learn what to expect before, during, and after installation day with AJ Rose. 

Laminate Installation In The Greater Boston Area

Understanding the basics of installation will increase your knowledge of the process, and enhance your confidence in the installers. Here are a few of the basics of laminate floor installation:

  • Installed using a "floating floor system"
  • Padded underlayment sits between the subfloor and the planks or tiles
  • Planks or tiles sit on the underlayment, not anchored to the subfloor, and are connected to form a "one-piece" floating floor
  • Installation can produce a hollow sound, reduced with a quality underlayment
  • The floor will have a slight give underfoot, for more comfort
  • Slight ridging or peaking where planks or tiles are joined can occur
  • Glueless installations lock together without adhesive
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Before, During, And After Laminate Installation Day

Before installation day:

  • Relocate furniture
  • Empty china cabinets and closets
  • Consider removal and disposal of old floorcovering
  • Remove it yourself and leave it 1 day before installing
  • For carpet, leave tack strips and pull out staples

Installation day

  • Be home and available
  • Be prepared for questions
  • Presence insures the right wood is installed in the right areas
  • The exact time of arrival cannot be guaranteed, only a time frame


  • Installers use tools and techniques that can be hazardous
  • Make sure that children and pets are out of the work area
  • Follow through with a walk-through
  • Prior to completion- walk through to ask questions and be clear on any final details

After installation day

  • Establish good ventilation for 48 to 72 hours
  • Be prepared

Laminate Care & Maintenance

Follow our laminate care & maintenance guide to ensure that your flooring always looks its best. Learn more here!

Get Inspired

Find the inspiration that you need to start your next laminate home project here!