How to Fix an Uneven Floor for Laying Laminate is part of the guide to installing flooring on an even surface.

The subfloor has to be completely flat to install laminate flooring.The surface of the floor will change over time.There are compounds that can be used to make the floor.The self-leveling compounds level the surfaces.The surface will be ready for installation when they dry.The average do-it-yourselfer can easily install laminate flooring.

If you want to get accustomed to the temperature of the room, lay the boxes of flooring in an adjacent room.If you have existing flooring, remove it.Dust and other debris can be removed with a vacuum cleaner.Before you use leveling compounds, the floor must be clean.

Place a carpenter's level on the floor starting at one end and working your way to the other to identify low spots.Use a wide putty knife to remove excess leveling compound from the low areas.Allow the leveling compound to cure for 24 hours before you start.

To smooth out the leveling compound, sand high spots with the sandpaper.Make sure the floor is ready for the flooring by checking it again with the carpenter's level.

The longest straight wall in the room is the one that begins in one corner.The entire wall should be placed along the first row of flooring.As you lay one board, use a scrap piece of wood and a hammer to hit the preceding board.You will damage the floor plank if you tap on it.

Put finishing nails into the flooring at the tongue to nail the first row into place.The next board's tongue is the part that fits into it.

The next row of plank is the same as the first row.The ends of the boards should be staggered so that they don't meet with the first row.Continue until you cover the entire room.