Pre-Fabrication of a Laminate Floor: Can It Be Done?
When considering pre-fabricating a laminate floor, or a portion of it, be sure to take into account the obstacles that can interfere with a successful installation, and remember to always plan the project from fabrication to installation. Critical points that are often overlooked include: the ability to handle, cut, and position a large section of flooring; the ability to transport or crate a section of flooring without damaging it; and, of course, the floor’s finished appearance after abnormal installation and handling techniques.
Conclusion: A perfect candidate for pre-fabrication.
Since the substrate has to be flat to fully support the laminate, make sure the surface being used for assembly is flat as well; otherwise, the fabricated sections can be distorted. The sections are assembled with full tile to create a floor that will be larger than the area to be covered (Photo 1). The product is acclimated at an outside facility for fabrication, but take care to deliver the product to the site without radical changes in either temperature or humidity.