Laminate Floor Installation for Beginners | 9 Clever Tips


  1. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor8 ヶ月 前

    Which tool would you want most: cordless nailer or cordless jigsaw?

  2. Rafael Santiago

    Rafael Santiago7 日 前

    Definitely Nailer.

  3. Walt Kowalski

    Walt Kowalski10 日 前

    nailer. Hands down

  4. 263 Fitness

    263 Fitnessヶ月 前

    Jigsaw.. It looked like cutting into butter 😍🤤 But then again I haven't watched the rest of the video so I might be coming back to edit this comment..

  5. Mike Gibbs

    Mike Gibbsヶ月 前

    @Dienekes just kikikkkkkI

  6. m ph

    m ph2 ヶ月 前

    I hardly ever use my jig saw BUT I just installed 1000 sq ft of laminate and it was quite handy. During the process I blew out my original saw and had to buy a new one. Bought a corded Dewalt. Reason being, I expect to have and use it as long as it works. Batteries change technology and will be outdated in short order. Not the corded jig saw.

  7. Fino Mali

    Fino Mali日 前

    Hi sir Can I tile over luminate water prof flooring, I will use schulter ditra

  8. Lord Terrabyte

    Lord Terrabyte2 日 前

    get a gillutine if your doing laminate flooring on a regular basis theres no dust on end cuts at all then and well you have no idea how to join the ends on correctly, they are designed to be folded also most of the time and the ones you are laying are also, bashing them closed on the end generally breaks the end clips and is teh biggest cause of ends opening up or sitting proud.

  9. Chet Hans

    Chet Hans3 日 前

    The only time I ran into a situation where backer rod would work is if the existing trim touches the floor and I've only ran into that once. Most trim is about 3/8" off of the floor and the sheetrock behind the trim is 1/2" off the floor. Also most manufacturers require that the peices you start and end with be a minimum length, that needs to be a consideration as well.

  10. glenn jeff

    glenn jeff3 日 前

    Good to know info. Thanks

  11. Cat G

    Cat G3 日 前

    good tip on saw blades and never knew about that poly foam backer rod great video thanks

  12. D VCR gn Ybgvd

    D VCR gn Ybgvd3 日 前


  13. Chris Brock

    Chris Brock3 日 前

    Beginner here. Why Did you not add the backer first? Would that have helped with spacing?

  14. Shaila Hawkes

    Shaila Hawkes3 日 前

    What amazing way to explain

  15. John G

    John G3 日 前

    Terrific thanks

  16. Martin vanhouwelingen

    Martin vanhouwelingen3 日 前

    Starts off begging to watch it all because the last tip will blow your mind... I quit. Cheap advertising bullshit. Don't do it again.

  17. demianusa

    demianusa4 日 前

    Never say you don't need a whole lot of tools! The wife might be listening too!

  18. Jesus Cortes

    Jesus Cortes5 日 前

    I have curved stair case, what's the proper way on installing the last step when you have different color laminate on the upstairs then the stair case.



    Very informative. Thank you!

  20. Veronica L

    Veronica L6 日 前

    What did you do right after you install the backer rod?

  21. Lotus

    Lotus8 日 前

    Loved the video!!

  22. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor7 日 前

    thank you

  23. Lotus

    Lotus8 日 前

    I noticed you did not remove the baseboard, am I to assume that is not recommended?

  24. Angel Chan

    Angel Chan9 日 前

    What if I have a concrete floor and it’s not so level?

  25. Walt Kowalski

    Walt Kowalski10 日 前

    The necessity of knee pads cannot be understated. Great video.

  26. Bobbi Ogle

    Bobbi Ogle10 日 前

    Thank you, so thorough.

  27. Torian Deane

    Torian Deane11 日 前

    If I'm looking to do this for an indoor basketball court, would I need a thicker slab of wood? And would insulation be a necessity?

  28. prince caspen

    prince caspen10 日 前

    5mm installation and about 10-12mm wood

  29. Super Chill

    Super Chill11 日 前

    Great video, I don't always watch ads, but I watched all yours for support, appreciate the tips, subscribed

  30. Nikola Nebulus

    Nikola Nebulus11 日 前

    @ 14:04 you can see he's missing a finger. Now I feel like paying someone to do this instead lol

  31. Tin Tin Lwin

    Tin Tin Lwin13 日 前

    I learnt from the tips .Good demonstration.

  32. Yolanda Rivera

    Yolanda Rivera13 日 前

    Best video of this kind! Thank you for taking the time to do this video. Cheers!

  33. Daniel Rödiger

    Daniel Rödiger14 日 前

    Loved it - especially that last tip! Great ork and thanks a lot!

  34. C.J. McCray

    C.J. McCray14 日 前

    Solid video. Thanks for making it.

  35. al maQ

    al maQ16 日 前

    This is the most informative vid I've watched in preparing for my floor work. Quick question for anyone ... by "groove side" is that the female side?

  36. Greg B.

    Greg B.16 日 前

    Great video, thank you.

  37. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor16 日 前

    thank you

  38. Kevin Okeefe

    Kevin Okeefe17 日 前

    thank you great help. Semper Fi

  39. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor16 日 前

    thank you


    KBDEVOTION18 日 前

    Great video professional job and fantastic explanation of laying flooring and why no staircasing....

  41. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor18 日 前

    thank you, the carpet on the stairs was in good shape

  42. Jason Marx

    Jason Marx18 日 前

    Very professional presentation.

  43. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor18 日 前

    thank you

  44. Buu Ton Van

    Buu Ton Van20 日 前

    Amazing video clip. Thank you very much sir

  45. Mr. Justice

    Mr. Justice20 日 前

    This is by FAR the most detailed and professional work i have seen on JPreporter

  46. G L

    G L9 日 前

    I absolutely agree.

  47. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor20 日 前

    thank you

  48. Eliezer Vega

    Eliezer Vega20 日 前

    Outstanding, Thank you

  49. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor20 日 前

    thank you 🙏🏼

  50. Chi Sexton

    Chi Sexton21 日 前

    How far do I cut under the inner part of a door jamb? Thanks.

  51. Ken C

    Ken C17 日 前

    You cut all the way through the door jam. Make sure no debris is left under the jam

  52. The Race Engineer

    The Race Engineer21 日 前

    awesome clear and concise tips . love the 5/16" tip.

  53. Mike Dj MYK Santangelo

    Mike Dj MYK Santangelo23 日 前

    Are you guys from Pittsburgh? Just watching some videos before attempting to install my first floor and I noticed the accent. Haha

  54. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor22 日 前

    lol, yes

  55. Tina V.

    Tina V.24 日 前

    Amazing tips!!! i need to do my master BR

  56. Mustang

    Mustang24 日 前

    how much per sqm?m2

  57. Nataly Fernandez

    Nataly Fernandez24 日 前

    Cuantos se gana en ese trabajo por oras en estado unidos

  58. josh kloepping

    josh kloepping25 日 前

    We use a roofing tear off bar for removing old tac strip. Makes it a quick job

  59. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor25 日 前

    great tip, thank you 🙏🏼

  60. Quang Thiện

    Quang Thiện27 日 前

    Thank for the tips.

  61. Mermaids At Play.

    Mermaids At Play.28 日 前

    Best laminate tutorial I've watched! Thanks!

  62. ncdancer65

    ncdancer6529 日 前

    I had laminate installed in my LR & DR. The man had to repair the sub floor first due to damage of some kind. This is a 40 yo manufactured home. Six weeks after he "finished", the floor began to buckle and it's getting worse. He refused to lay down the quarter round without more money and claimed he was finished. I disagreed but who am I? Although I've called, he has not returned to fix the issue. Now what do I do?

  63. Mr. Lawrence

    Mr. Lawrence29 日 前

    Based on the video, and based on the comments, it sounds like I really don't need to watch another video. I think I am good to go. Great job, man, from one teacher to another....

  64. sambo

    samboヶ月 前

    backer rod is unnecessary. and theres nothing wrong w staircasing. random is fine but not required. & i always run 16" not 6" seams

  65. Matt David

    Matt Davidヶ月 前

    As I am only 35. I need them too..." No knee pad he gon' be mad. Oh and sore" 🤣

  66. Daniel Marshock

    Daniel Marshockヶ月 前

    great guy ,very intelligent , he shows u step by step very great video

  67. Stephanie J

    Stephanie Jヶ月 前

    Too many technical terms for a beginner. It would have been good to show us what certain construction items you’re talking about. For example: putting the laminate perpendicular to what???? Show me what you’re talking about.

  68. Rick Knarr

    Rick Knarrヶ月 前

    Nice job, you are very professional!

  69. Terezinha Mullen

    Terezinha Mullenヶ月 前

    Will using the silicone allow the floor to still be free floating?

  70. Something Nonnothing

    Something Nonnothingヶ月 前

    Legend - how much does this guy charge. No way would I attempt that - would end up a mess. These guys have a "sixth sense" that only comes with laying hundreds of floors.

  71. Inverse IQ

    Inverse IQヶ月 前

    Thanks. This was sooooo darn good, it solved a problem I was having. Thanks a million.

  72. mauraborealice

    mauraborealiceヶ月 前

    Excellent! Hope I can do it!

  73. Max

    Maxヶ月 前

    Just installed my first laminate floor today thanks to this video.... Great explanation!

  74. Ben Morris

    Ben Morrisヶ月 前

    Brilliant video, the best I've seen! Would you recommend using wood glue at all to stick the click system laminate?

  75. Michael Litty

    Michael Litty20 日 前

    Wood glue on laminate that doesn't require it will cause serious issue when the floor expands and contracts. The click system slides to allow for material expansion and contraction in various temperatures and humidities. I've done a floor that required an adhesive in the tongue and groove. I don't recommend it. The process was very messy and the manufacturer's glue was too thick. It was a nightmare. I'm sticking with the snap together systems that DON'T use glue.

  76. Matt Kane

    Matt Kaneヶ月 前

    I love the oscillating tool

  77. Bob Didit

    Bob Diditヶ月 前

    Awesome video, thank you for the tips.

  78. VInce Morath

    VInce Morathヶ月 前

    Great video. I have a quick question. I was looking at some of your tools used and checking on prices. When I clicked on the link for the 6' level, a 48 inch level came up??

  79. Yahseq Gookler

    Yahseq Gooklerヶ月 前

    What's laminate? is that Chinese?

  80. Larry Vawter

    Larry Vawterヶ月 前

    I am a flooring contractor as well ...Nice work !!

  81. YADA Bk

    YADA Bkヶ月 前


  82. emmanuel francis

    emmanuel francisヶ月 前

    Wow this is beautiful,am an installer from Nigeria please can you list out the recommended tools needed for installation because I want to opt up my game over here. Thanks this tips really will help me Am Emmanuel Francis

  83. twinsaguilas

    twinsaguilasヶ月 前


  84. Donnie797

    Donnie797ヶ月 前

    Very good video, thanks a lot! 👍🏻 But you really should upgrade to the metric system like the rest of the world ^^ 5/16th of an inch is hurting brains all over the planet 🤯🤷

  85. Todd Horn

    Todd Hornヶ月 前

    to bad you are not a pro all the pro's that i know will remove the baseboards for a clean look not a sloppy cheep look from using baseshoe or 1/4 round please go back to school!

  86. David Heymann

    David Heymannヶ月 前

    When installing vinyl planks, does the allow for expansion principle still apply ?

  87. David Heymann

    David Heymann20 日 前

    Michael Litty Thank you.

  88. Michael Litty

    Michael Litty20 日 前

    Typically, yes, but read the manufacturer's installation instructions for your particular brand to know how much expansion is needed.

  89. - Cypher -

    - Cypher -ヶ月 前

    This vid could also be titled "Watch How a Total Pro Uses a Jigsaw Like a Boss." Thanks for the tips guys. Subbed form the UK :)

  90. Leo Nardo

    Leo Nardoヶ月 前

    Is the process different for a concert slab floor?

  91. Leo Nardo

    Leo Nardoヶ月 前

    What is the remedy if the wall is bowed?

  92. Will

    Willヶ月 前

    Tip No. 10 Replace skirting boards with 3/4" deep boards so expansion gap is under the skirting board. Looks so much better than the trim.

  93. Dre Day

    Dre Dayヶ月 前

    Do you have a laminate blade on your table saw also? Very informative video. Thanks

  94. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutorヶ月 前

    yes, highly recommended getting one 👍🏼

  95. Luis R

    Luis Rヶ月 前

    Do you leave the baseboard on and make room underneath it, for the laminate, with the oscillating tool?

  96. Bob Weber

    Bob Weberヶ月 前

    Great vid thankyou

  97. Frank Munoz

    Frank Munozヶ月 前

    Good job

  98. Matt David

    Matt Davidヶ月 前

    I legit learned to do flooring this way. We are not worthy 🙏 please listen to Sense

  99. Reefdevil

    Reefdevilヶ月 前

    the backer rod is a great idea. I am going to throw some in my gaps.

  100. Daniel Rivera

    Daniel Riveraヶ月 前

    Best detailed video on JPreporter! 👏🏽

  101. Marc Zimmerman

    Marc Zimmermanヶ月 前

    WATCH 2nd King Hyung Jin Sean Moon on JPreporter at: ROD OF IRON KINGDOM!

  102. Charles Eye

    Charles Eyeヶ月 前

    You can avoid several of these issues by running diagonally. Granted, there's more waste and the cuts aren't as easy but your walls can be completely out of square and it doesn't matter how your joists run. Plus, it looks great when it's done.

  103. Christina Emanis

    Christina Emanisヶ月 前

    Wonderful. going to get the backer rod. My install was not the best last year and I have used these videos to make my installer's oversights correct. Excellent help. Any suggestion on how to correct float on a cement floor beneath the floating wood floor.

  104. McGrory

    McGroryヶ月 前

    How often do you saw through your legs and hands?

  105. Ken Pappas

    Ken Pappasヶ月 前

    I'm sure the room end to end is not square. What do you do when you get to the final row and you find out one end is 2 inches difference?

  106. Dani Ziya

    Dani Ziyaヶ月 前

    I wana be work with u .



    Thanks so much your sir Master of mind in Amazing super excellent work Thanks for your message GOD bless your family GOD bless your Contry Thankyou master Thankyou. +

  108. Romi Fitzgerald

    Romi Fitzgeraldヶ月 前

    Dang, this video is very helpful. Thank you very much.

  109. Milanesa2010

    Milanesa2010ヶ月 前

    Home Owner Tip #10 - you can build your first 2 or 3 rows away from the wall (it will be much easier) and then push the assembly against the wall. Also, you can use a box of planks to add weight and keep everything in its place as you start.

  110. Wanda Kowalski

    Wanda Kowalskiヶ月 前

    Fantastic video! Each step simply explained and demonstrated. Best of all, no ear-splitting rock music in the background. I can do this. Thanks a bunch!

  111. Dan Alex

    Dan Alexヶ月 前

    5 8th of an inch. OMG

  112. Tom Ireland

    Tom Irelandヶ月 前

    Excellent tutorial. Lots of great tips and at a nice steady pace that allowed me to take it all in on 1st view, though I will be back for repeat viewing once I get started.

  113. francisco diaz

    francisco diazヶ月 前

    Grate tips thanks buddy 😃🙏🏻👍

  114. Derek Davidson

    Derek Davidsonヶ月 前

    Great advice thanks for the video. What are your thoughts on a diagonal layout for a large room? Can't find many videos on the subject.

  115. Baci a te

    Baci a teヶ月 前

    Thank you very much for this detailed education. A valuable video for all DIYers

  116. Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutorヶ月 前

    thank you

  117. Super Slick Tricks

    Super Slick Tricksヶ月 前

    THANKS.. I APPRECIATE IT..........................

  118. Mick Berghefer

    Mick Bergheferヶ月 前

    Your suppose to put silicone down after the backer rod then your qaurter rd

  119. Christopher Coursey

    Christopher Coursey2 ヶ月 前

    i think this is the most indept and precise guy ever! very informative!

  120. Deepak K Rana

    Deepak K Rana2 ヶ月 前

    Once the work is finished, show your ended work from different angles, to get idea about how it looked like

  121. Waldvogel45

    Waldvogel452 ヶ月 前

    Great tips; many thanks. ( Just a tad worried about the dangling strap, comes from my working on car engines !!)

  122. Autumn Koontz

    Autumn Koontz2 ヶ月 前

    Ugh just tell me what you'll charge and I'll pay you!!!!