Edith Bright Flooring November 07th, 2018 - 08:15:22
The same laminate planks that create beautiful floors can be used as a decorative covering over just about any existing wall, providing that it's clean, dry, secure, vertical and meets all local building code requirements be sure to read all wall instructions before you start your installation start With a bare wall substrate, it should be primed or painted drywall ergo planks shouldn't be installed directly over wallpaper or paneling. Also keep in mind that laminate planks are not intended for ceilings countertops or as any type of structural material.
Your accent wall must run vertically to the floor. Sloping walls or surfaces that aren't 90 degrees to the floor, light ceilings or Sophos won't work and shouldn't be used. You'll also want to limit your installation to a maximum of 40 feet in length and 10 feet in height. It's important to note that laminate is only suitable for wall applications when used indoors with a controlled climate. This means 35 to 65 %, humidity, and 60 to 85 degrees, Fahrenheit checks the wall for moisture, visible water, stains or leaking windows.
You should not install laminate over a wall with known, moisture damage and don't install laminate in areas near water sources like a backsplash or above a sink or bathtub, to find out how much flooring you'll need to multiply your walls length by its height, to determine the square Footage make sure to subtract the areas of any windows or doors that you will install around order that amount of flooring, plus an additional 10 % for incorrect cuts. Before you install your accent, a wall you'll need to acclimate the planks in the room in which you're planning to install them, leave the boxes, unopened and lying flat in the room for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
You want your laminate accent wall to look great and last, so it must be installed with acceptable job site conditions, including relative humidity, and wall moisture conditions. Plus these conditions must be maintained throughout the life of the wall, to ensure it looks great for years to come and as on any building project. You're responsible for compliance with all local building codes, including maintaining the required distance from heat sources such as fireplaces the tools you'll need for this installation include a hammer, a unit, click appropriate tapping block and a pull bar, a caulking gun utility knife, chalk line and electronic Stud finder, a tape measure a pencil and a saw for cutting laminate planks, a carpenter's level or laser level.
A pry bar to remove existing baser trim, an 18 gauge brad nail gun, either electric or air a screw gun or drill driver, a stepladder if needed, safety, glasses, a dust mask and gloves some of the materials you'll need include laminate flooring enough to cover the installed Area plus ten percent extra one and a half to one and three-quarter inch, Brad nails, one and a half to one and three-quarter inch: drywall screws, 100 %, silicone adhesive, caulk, clear wall base and quarter round, moldings to frame out the accent, wall and painters tape. We'll start the installation by checking the surface of the wall for flatness, the wall should be flat to within 3/16 of an inch over ten feet if the wall is not flat.