How to Install Laminate Wood Floor

Set down a new floor in no time at all. Glueless laminate flooring is easy to install and can be walked on the same day.
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Install Laminate Flooring, dinning room floor

Prefinished plank flooring is easier to install than hardwood flooring and offers the same appearance. The "planks" consist of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) sandwiched between plastic laminate.

  • The top laminate looks like random-grain wood, but its plastic composition makes it scratch- and stain-resistant.
  • Precision-milled tongue-and-groove edges make precise installation a snap.
  • The whole assembly is glued together at the edges and floats on a thin, closed-cell polyethylene foam pad.

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