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.
The average cost of labor when installing laminate flooring is about $2 to $5 a square foot, as of 2015. The labor cost may rise, however, if a homeowner requests a custom or elaborate installation.Full Answer >
Cut laminate flooring by referring to the manufacturer's directions, covering the cut with duct tape, and cutting with the finished side up. If molding around doors, cut the molding, and install the flooring under it instead of attempting to trim around the molding.Full Answer >
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 >
As of January 2015, Wilsonart does not offer laminate flooring. Wilsonart laminate is available for countertops and walls, and it can be found in many locations, including stores such as Home Depot, Menards, Mortimer Lumber, Builder Resource and smaller local companies.Full Answer >