Steve Watson teaches you how to install cork flooring yourself.
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If you’ve ever wanted to ask of cork flooring just like this to any room in your house, you’ve come to the right place. I'm going to tell you how it’s done.
First you need some tools. You need a chop saw, a nail gun; you need an air compressor, a speed square, a hammer, some gloves, a tape measure, a pair of pliers, a pencil and of course, your flooring.
You know exactly how much material you’re going to need, then order one box more, you’ll never know if you screw something up, at least you got the extra material. The steps are really simple; you can do it yourself.
First, rip up your carpet. It’s easier to rip your carpet up in sections. Rip up the corner; take your matte knife, cut it out in one sheet; roll that up; get that out of here.
Once you’ve got all the carpet out then you want to remove the padding. After you’ve removed the padding, chances are you’re going to have to remove a couple of staples; get all the staples up. Sweep them up and then remove your tack strip.
If you removed the tack strip, you want to clean the entire room and then lay down your underlayement. After you’ve lay down all your underlayment, pick a wall to start your padding. I recommend you pick the most prominent wall in the room because that’s the first what you’re going to see then if the room is out of square at all then your pattern will just kind of disappear if it gets a little bit out of square.
Run the one row using the click-and-lock method. Clicks and locks together. It’s very simple. You complete one row and you go back starting at the ups and then where you started at the first time, then you do another row.
After you filled-up the room, go on and cut in any insert pieces you need to add. Then you check for seams that you might need to go tighten up. After you’ve tighten all those up, then you want to add your shoe molding. Your shoe molding will cover any gaps that you might have along the walls. After you’ve added all your shoe molding, clean the room up, bring your furniture back in and enjoy your new hardwood floor.
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