DIY Flooring Installation the Basics

Given the current economic difficulties experienced all around the globe, it’s only wise that we take all the necessary steps to save on everything and anything we can save on. This is of course without compromising the quality of the product or service we want to get. The same is true with flooring.

In an earlier series of posts we gave tips on how to buy the perfect flooring materials that’ll meet your professional or domestic needs, here we give you simple instructions and general practices in doing the installation yourself.

Whatever flooring product you choose, whether its laminate flooring, hardwood, porcelain and ceramic tiles, natural stones like granite, slate or marble, carpet tiles or other environmentally sound ones like glass, linoleum, bamboo or cork the most important thing is to make sure that the subfloor is prepared, protected from moisture and complete with the appropriate underlay or vapor barriers, recommended by the manufacturers of your product of choice.

How to prepare the subfloor and protect the backside of your flooring will vary depending on the product you intend to use as well as the type of installation recommended for said products.

Below are the basics in do it yourself installation of different flooring materials:

  • DIY Laminate Flooring Installation
  • DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation on Wood Subfloor
  • DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation on Concrete Subfloor
  • DIY Flooring Installation: Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
  • DIY Cork Flooring Installation
  • DIY Bamboo Flooring Installation
  • DIY Vinyl Flooring Installation
  • DIY Linoleum Flooring Installation

We have also included some basic steps in preparing the subfloor for different types of installation:

  • DIY Flooring Installation: Laminate Flooring Prep
  • DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation Wood Subfloor Preparation
  • DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation Concrete Subfloor Preparation
  • DIY Flooring Installation: Preparing for Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles
  • DIY Flooring Installation: Bamboo Flooring Prep
  • DIY Flooring Installation: Vinyl Flooring Essentials
  • DIY Flooring Installation: Linoleum Prep
  • DIY Carpet Tiles Flooring Installation Prep

We hope you find these resources helpful for your DIY flooring projects.

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