Preliminary preparation of a floor for a laminate
As a rule, preparation of a floor for a laminatelies in its complete analysis. It is necessary to remove all layers of the old coating and clean the surface of dust and dirt. However, there are pitfalls in this matter - if the former coupler is perfectly preserved, without losing its technical and aesthetic characteristics, it should not be dismantled, as this will be an extra work. Before laying a new finishing material, you only need to clean the surface, patch all existing holes and cracks and allow it to completely dry out after the restoration work.
In some cases, the laminate can be laid out onold floor covering. In his role often act as materials, such as parquet, ceramic tile or floor of timber or planks. In this case, the preparation of the floor for the laminate will consist only in the ideal leveling of the surface. But there is one "but" - laying one decorative floor layer on the other, it is important to consider the height of the walls. If it is too small, then in the course of such a procedure, the free space will become even smaller. The ceiling will be low, which will create unnecessary pressure inside the room.
In modern apartments and houses oftenthe system of a warm floor which allows to save on heating of a premise is effectively mounted. The most common option is a water-heated floor. Under the laminate, such a system can be mounted easily and simply, but one should take into account the height of the walls and the permissible load. The water floor system can not always be used in standard high-rise buildings, as it has a very high weight and high pressure on the floor.
In such cases, an excellent alternative thatallows you to keep the heat, is a warm electric floor. A special system consisting of a whole set of electrodes and wiring is installed under the laminate. It is absolutely safe due to the availability of auxiliary protective materials. First, the floor is prepared for the laminate, its complete screed and leveling. Then a layer of electrodes and a protective surface layer are laid out. Laminate is the final coating in this process. It is also important to note that the electric warm floor "steals" far less free space than its water analogue.
Correctly and correctly performed floor preparationunder the laminate guarantees a long-lasting and reliable result. The flooring will not deform and sag, but will retain its shape and appearance for many years. Also, the correctly installed laminate forms an ideally flat surface without bends and inclines.
All those who want to lay in the room the laminate isadhere to some simple rules that will make this process much easier. First, it is better to leave the building material in the room where it will be mounted, for several days. And also start the installation of the laminate from the furthest corner of the room, gradually filling the entire space.