Drop & Lock Laminate Flooring Installation Tips And Common Problems




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Len Breccia: Great video thanks

Billy Bolton: I never knew this type of locking system existed until I went to install some flooring I bought. I have been trying to figure it out for a week now. NOW I KNOW!! :-) ty this was very helpful.

Kenneth Settles: Thank you for making and sharing this video. It's very informative, and explains it fully without a bunch of unnecessary fluff mixed in.

JN 2013: How would you go about when installing a drop and lock flooring transitioning as one uniform continuous flooring between multiple rooms where it is not possible to start from one wall working to the other side of the room due to walls not being square? Would you mark out a middle line and drop and lock the floor in two directions from that middle line, with one of those directions being what you in this video describe as the wrong way? 

Michelle Riley: Thank you so much for this video, I have literally made every mistake you mentioned in the video and was about to give up but I decided to look for helpful video's so I am going back to rectify my mistakes and hopefully it will be easier :)

Brian Hamilton: This is very helpful. Thank you!

Stephen Reiher: Thank you. After installing my first house with Angle-Angle, I went to do a room in my new house with a different flooring. I thought I was going nuts! But now I can see what to do because of your comprehensive video. Long side first.... thanks!

Thomas Sinclair: simple and informative...thanks

Rich Gale: Right watched the vid now time to try it...wish me luck lol...thanks for the video...best one I've seen.

James Demask: These videos are great if you live in a one room house

kdogtv: I am currently working with this flooring for a small room in my house, and I WISH it was this easy.  Its funny what NO ONE SHOWS US is how to get those end pieces in when its a real tight fit! What a PITA! I mean I have spent a lot of time trying to get my cut pieces into place when its the last piece going in against the wall, how do you "Slide" those into place?
B. I bought a spacer kit and they are spacers with a straight back but angled front and the stupid things keep falling forward over my boards, they wont even stay up against the wall for me to straighten my boards.
I'm going to post the video of how to get those tight wall pieces in place when I figure it out. Videos like this are near useless, shows us the tricky parts.

Floors To Your Home (.com): In this video, Brian shows exactly how drop-n-lock planks lock together and how to avoid the two most common mistakes made when putting in the floors.

Meredith Beesing: Thank you! We were doing all of the common mistakes. 

Tara Freeman: i know this is an old video but it was very informative. i was wondering about the "bow" that was happening after my first 3 rows and now understand that i need more weight.  I was about to rip it apart and start over.

T Money: Thank you!  My first try at laying a floor was an Angle Angle floor in one room.  Then a year later, ended up with a Drop & Lock for the next room.  I wanted a thicker sturdier floor in the that room.  Even though the boxed instructions seem to suggest that it was Angle Angle, the install went smoothly using the Drop & Lock method.  I didn't have any of the problems that you mentioned after doing that.

sirenvy: You guys are awesome. Seriously. I am new to this flooring thing, and I am just one of those guys who knows what hes doing, but watches videos to make sure. lol.

Floors To Your Home (.com): Thank you!

Barbara K: Great instruction video. Logical and a good starting point for doing one's own floating floor.

Floors To Your Home (.com): Ahmet, the best starting point would be the bottom of the U, then once you hit the divide, you basically just have 2 smaller rooms to finish. If you start at the top of the U working down, and there is *any* difference in the room's length (going up the sides of the U) from one side to the other, then when your two floors meet after the divide, one may actually be an inch or so ahead of the other, and they may not line up (vertically).

Ahmet Karakus: What to do if you have an U shaped room divided by a wall, I have started off wrong I guess now I have to work backwards :(((((((

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