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  1. Laying Wood Flooring - The First Row

    Before you start please ensure you have spacers ready for the expansion gap.

    When laying your first row of flooring, use the longest external wall as your starting point as this will probably be the straightest wall. Lay your first board down then hold your second board at an angle and slot this into the end of the previous board until it clicks, then allow the board to lay flat under its own gravity.

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  2. Laying 5G Locking System Laminate Flooring

    Modern technology has now given us the 5G locking system for laminate flooring, this makes installation for a professional or Do-It-Yourselfer very simple. The 5G system is installed by single board, this means you do not have to put in a row or even tap a board into place.

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  3. Laying Wood on Underlay

    The Need for Underlay

    These days, underlay is required as part of the installation of the majority of wood and also laminate floors. Floorsave strongly advise to use the appropriate type for the sub-floor that the flooring is to be laid upon.

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  4. Solid Wood Flooring or Engineered Wood Flooring?

    Solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring? This is perhaps the most common question facing anyone looking to lay a new floor in their home. In truth it has never been easier, or more cost effective, to achieve the perfect finish but deciding whether to lay down an expensive solid wood floor or to go with the modern equivalent of engineered wood flooring, still needs careful consideration.

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  5. What is Engineered Wood Flooring?

    Wood flooring is an ever-popular choice for all sorts of homes. It's a timeless décor feature that will never go out of style, but a solid hardwood floor can be extremely expensive to buy and install. With this in mind, there are a number of alternative options that customers can opt for instead.

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