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  1. How to Infill the Last Row of Flooring

    To infill the last row of flooring can present quite a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you on your way.

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  2. How to Make a Reverse Tongue

    This is not always needed and could be considered a specialist skill but fitting a reverse tongue is always handy to know. To start, you will need a sheet of MDF that is approximately the same thickness as the groove on the edge of the flooring. Slot this piece of MDF into the groove of the wood and mark the overlap with a pencil.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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