It is possible to paint laminate flooring after first sanding and deglossing it. Consider painting on a primer before applying the top coat of paint to the laminate surface.Know More
Laminate floors are inexpensive to put down, but may look bland and unattractive after a while. Give laminate floors a makeover with a paint job.
Wash the floor with a tri-sodium phosphate solution to remove any dirt from the laminate. Once dry, sand the laminate with a 180 grit sand paper to remove most of the surface gloss. Sweep up debris.
Use a clean cloth to apply deglosser solution to the entire surface of the laminate. This solution helps remove any gloss that the sandpaper missed. Wait 10 minutes for it to dry.
Apply a heavy layer of primer to the surface of the laminate. Allow the primer to dry completely. If there is a lot of texture in the laminate, a second layer of primer may be required to help smooth out the flooring.
Finish with a top coat of paint in the desired color. An outdoor paint will provide the durability and protection required for a laminate floor that sees heavy foot traffic. Apply a second coat, if needed, to help fill in the texture of the laminate.
While several factors determine the best underlay for laminate flooring, About.com recommends 1/16-inch foam padding that comes in approximately 3-foot wide rolls. This material provides some give to the laminate to increase its useful life and is appropriate in most situations.Full Answer >
Cutting laminate flooring to fit around a toilet involves measuring carefully, marking the flooring and cutting with the correct tool. Because of the moisture build-up common in this area of a bathroom, the laminate flooring should go under the base of the toilet to the flange and be cut around this opening, not the toilet itself.Full Answer >
To pick the best laminate flooring take a moment to consider the budget, desired thickness, how roughly the floor will be treated, installment, decide between high pressure laminates, or HPL, or direct pressure laminates, or DPL, and any accessories needed. The difference between the two laminates is that HPL consists of a fifth layer made up of high-strength paper and is more expensive.Full Answer >
Most ReStore locations have a large selection of laminate flooring. The ReStore gets most of its products from donations made by manufacturers, contractors and retailers, and its selection varies.Full Answer >