Many home owners who are looking for an affordable yet stylish way to change the look of their floors often choose laminate flooring in Jackson TN. This product, which was developed in the 1970’s by a Swedish company called Pergo has evolved today to become one of the more common flooring materials worldwide. Laminate flooring is basically rated by using a system called the Abrasion Rating System (or AC rating) which provides a level of confidence in consumers that they are purchasing a quality designed and well manufactured product which will hold up over years of use.
When you are deciding to install laminate flooring, and most certainly prior to purchasing any flooring materials, there are a few steps you’ll want to take in order to ensure that you are prepared to buy the right type of flooring, in the right quantities and for the right price.
Identify the Rooms you want to Install Laminate Flooring
No matter what you do, you can’t begin to buy any flooring unless you know what exactly you are going to be applying the new flooring to which rooms. Laminate flooring is great for kitchens, walkways, bathrooms and other areas which might see some levels of moisture either on top of potentially seeping underneath. The material that laminate flooring is made out of is highly resistant to water, and as such, does not have any issues with expanding like hardwood flooring.
When you decide which rooms you are going to want to install laminate flooring in, you’ll also want to check what type of flooring will be attached to these rooms. Are you going from laminate to carpet or concrete or wood flooring? If so, you’ll want to make sure you purchase appropriate barriers and transition pieces as well.
Get good measurements of the rooms
After you determine which rooms you are going to install the laminate flooring, your next step in the buying process is to determine how much you’ll need to purchase. This can only be done by effectively measuring the entire room length and width where the laminate flooring will be installed. A good rule of thumb for measuring rooms for flooring is to make sure you remove any objects that might be in the way of the measuring process. Once the space is clear, don’t be afraid to measure a few times, just to make sure you get the proper dimensions.
Of course, you’ll also want to write down each measurement to ensure accurate documentation. Nothing is worse than going to the laminate flooring store and asking the clerk if that size you wrote down was measured in feet or inches.
Plan your Budget and Plan your Look
Before buying, you should always have a good plan of action in regards to how much money you have to spend and what ‘look’ you are trying to create. Different types of patterns, colors and sizes of laminate flooring are available for people to purchase. The problem is that these options usually come at a price. So, make sure you are comfortable with the budget so you don’t overpay for something which you might regret doing later in the future.
When you are finished with these three steps you will be prepared to visit your nearest store which sells laminate flooring in Jackson TN to begin your flooring upgrades.