Step 42: Flooring - Intro
Well! If you've made it this far, then hopefully your spouse is breathing a little easier. ;) Your new room is practically ready to to be used, but one major thing remains - flooring. As attractive as a concrete floor may be, it's a good idea to cover it with something a bit more attractive.
I chose to use glueless snap-together bamboo laminate flooring. It's durable, easy to install, and looks cool, too!
Laminate is pretty easy to install. Here's what you will need:
Jigsaw - for cutting laminate planks
Meter stick - for measuring
Carpenter's square - for accurate 90 degree cuts
Mallet - for driving planks together
Scissors - for cutting underlayment
Utility knife - also for cutting underlayment
Marking implement - a pencil works well
Laminate Flooring - Estimate the square footage of the room, plus 10% extra
Underlayment - I found a nifty 3-in-1 product that's perfect for this task