Are you tired of your new laminate flooring looking unfinished? You can solve this problem by installing a new laminate floor edging strip. There are many different types of edging strips available on the market, but all have one thing in common: they are easy to install and will give your floors that finished look. In this blog post, we will show you how to fit a laminate floor edging strip.

How to Fit Laminate Floor Edging Strip

Take Precise Measurements

It's easy to measure a room since you're only counting the length of the walls and don't have to worry about particular cornering or any other factors. As well as achieving the perfect cuts of edging strip, the measuring will also give you a good idea of how much edging strip you will need to buy.

The length of the edging strip is determined by the sum of the lengths of all of the walls where it will be placed. Simply add together the lengths of all the walls where it will be installed to obtain a starting point for calculating how much edging strip you'll need. Always allow for 25 percent more than what you calculate, in order to allow for wastage.

Cutting The Edging Strip

When cutting the end of the laminate floor edging strip to make the correct angle, you will need to use a good quality hacksaw. Cutting at a 45 degree angle will make the edging fit together seamlessly and prevent unwanted gaps. Practice your cutting skills on some off cuts first to get the hang of it before you start on your actual work.

Fitting the Edging To Your Laminate Floor

There are 2 common ways of fitting the edging strip to your laminate floor.

The first method is a 'fixed board' approach which can be used if you have a solid wood subfloor and not floating floors joists. Fixing the boards directly onto the sub-floor using galvanised screws or nails prevents any movement of your laminate floor later on.

If you're not confident in your DIY skills, or don't have the necessary flooring tools to undertake such a task there is another way.

The second method of fitting your edging strip is with adhesive. Simply apply a thin amount of adhesive using a glue gun and push firmly into position. Your edging strip should be left overnight to allow the adhesive to set.

Both methods are equally suitable, it's just a matter of preference which you choose to use.

To Conclude

Laminate flooring is a cost-effective and durable option for your home or office. As you install laminate, it's important to know how to fit the edging strip correctly. Learn about the tools needed, cutting the edge stripping, and taking precise measurements in this blog post! We can provide any information on these tools, if you need help with anything related to installing laminate flooring contact us today!