Laying laminate on plywood

Laminate now is the most demanded variant of a floor covering, it is easily explained by its high technical characteristics, which, combined with a long service life and an acceptable cost, make it the number one product. Also, the advantages of this coating include the possibility of laying on any type of surface, for example, it is quite common to lay a laminate on a tile, plywood or wood floors.


  1. Stages of laying laminate on plywood
  2. Video laying of laminate

One of the most successful options is laminate laying on plywood , because it not only makes it possible to make the floors warmer, but also significantly increase their soundproofing ability.

Before starting work, many who decided to do it themselves, involuntarily ask themselves: "How to lay the laminate on plywood?".However, it should be noted that laying the laminate on the plywood with their own hands is an operation that is relatively simple, and a step-by-step instruction can help you navigate it without help.

Stages of laying laminate on plywood

First of all, laying the laminate on a plywood foundation should begin with checking the flatness of the floors, if they are far from ideal, all possible irregularities on the plywood base must be carefully ground. After the base is leveled, the laminate substrate is laid on the floor, and care should be taken to avoid creasing. Then it is necessary to fix the substrate with a construction tape.

Laying the laminate on the plywood begins to be performed from the left far corner of the room and further along the wall, which is parallel to the rays of light falling from the window. When laying the laminate it is important to leave a gap of about 10 mm between it and the wall. To perform this task, you can put a wooden rail or pieces of laminate along the wall. Along the slats, laid near the wall, the first row of cover is laid, so that they are joined by the ends between themselves. Photo and video in this article will show all the subtleties of this process.

It should be noted that how the laminate boards will be joined together depends on the type of lock of the laminate used. Most often, the connection scheme for the laminate is specified in the instructions that accompany it. To join laminate boards, you can use a kyanik and a hammer. Do not knock directly on the laminate, to avoid damaging the laminate. Knocking with a hammer is necessary on a previously substituted piece of an unnecessary laminate. At the last panel it is necessary to cut off the excess part, to provide a gap between it and the wall.

When laying the second row of laminate on the plywood surface, it is necessary to ensure that the displacement of the joints of the second row with respect to the first is not less than 40 centimeters. To join the bars there are only two of the most acceptable options. In the first case, the entire second row is completely assembled, and then it is attached to the first row. In the second case, each row of the second row is alternately attached to the first.

laminate laying video All subsequent rows are also stacked and joined together in a pre-selected way. After installing the last row of rails, which provided the necessary distance between the laminate boards and the wall is removed, after which a plinth is installed in its place.