• Pry bar
  • 6’ level
  • Measuring tape
  • Rubber mallet
  • Chop saw & table saw
  • Under-cut saw
  • Pull bar
  • Jigsaw
  • Tapping block

  • Laminate flooring (+10% extra)
  • Underlayment (+10% extra)
  • Underlayment tape
  • Flooring leveling compound (when needed)
  • Grinder (when needed)
  • Laminate spacers

For these steps we are assuming that the old flooring has been removed and the flooring is cleared. Need tips on removing your old flooring, check our post for more information.

Note: Check with the manufacture on the specifics on how to install there laminate flooring.


  1. Check the level of the subfloor using the 6’ level. General rule is 1/16th inch for every 2 to 3 feet. Make sure you check the manufacture specs for maximum variation allowed.
  2. Leveling the floors, for high spot use the grinder to grind down the subfloor (concrete) and for low spots and cracks use the level compound to level the subfloor.
  3. Under-cut the door transitions using a piece of the laminate to set the height.
  4. Start laying the underlayment against the wall that you plan to start installing first. Use the underlayment tape to connect the underlayment together.
  5. Install the first row of laminate against a far wall using laminate spacers against the walls. When making the end cuts know that you have room for play in the cut, as long as it is about ¼ inch.
  6. Around the doors, cut the laminate to fit under the door jamb using a tape measure and jigsaw.
  7. Be sure to use a tapping block when installing the laminate together and a pull bar when closing the gap on the last row, using a rubber mallet or hammer.
  8. Glue or install the transition pieces as shown in the directions provided.
Now you are ready to install your baseboard and you are finished.