CAN WE INSTALL LAMINATE FLOORING ON THE WALL?
Laminate flooring is a great way to make a quick, affordable update to almost any room in the house. Even though its primary function is for flooring, it can also be used to create style in more unexpected places too- like taking a simple wall and making it one of the highlights of a home. Try using it to turn a plain stretch of wall into an accent wall. With the right tools and a little know-how, you can create a conversation starter in just one afternoon.
Step 1: MEASURE
Begin by measuring the wall so you can calculate the amount of flooring needed. If you’ll have to make cuts… decide whether you want the cut board at the top or the bottom of the wall, and start at the other end.
Step 2: FIND YOUR STUDS
With a stud finder, locate and mark all of the studs, creating a reference grid on the wall.
Step 3: RACK YOUR BOARDS
Then, lay out the boards on the floor to plan your cuts before starting work.
Step 4: GLUE
Squirt a thin bead of construction adhesive onto the back of the first board in a zigzag pattern, before applying it to the wall in a corner and aligning it with edge of the wall.
Step 5: NAIL
At each stud location, use a finish nail gun to secure the board by driving a nail through the tongue of the board at a 45 degree angle.
Step 6: REPEAT
Now, simply repeat this process across the wall. For each new row, be sure to alternate the location of joints between boards, so they don’t line up on top of each other. Use a mallet and a scrap of wood to gently tap each new board against the adjoining board. When you reach the end you’ll likely have a cut board, so you may have to face nail the last board and cover the hole with matching wood filler. The result is a unique project you can tell your friends about…. Because they’re sure to ask.
Robina Laminate Flooring
Tapping Board or 2x4
Nail gun with brad nails