You will need to cut your laminate flooring to fit the shape of your room, remembering to leave space for items such as pipework.
|Watch this helpful video from Wickes which explains how to lay a laminate floor|
|Before cutting always mark a line where you need to cut, for complicated shapes we suggest making a paper or cardboard template as it is easy to get an angle the wrong way round.|
|Always apply masking tape to the cutting area as this helps reduce chips. Make sure the line is clear as it will reduce confusion when you cut the board.|
Use a power circular saw or chopsaw with a carbide toothed blade and cut from the non-decorative underside of the boards to avoid chipping. Alternatively, use a jigsaw hand saw and cut from the top of the boards.
Ensure you cut the planks carefully - they are strong and durable but may chip during cutting if care is not taken.
Cutting the boards around door architrave can be fiddly. Either make a template from a piece of paper or card. Often an easier way is to saw a piece from the bottom of the architrave, the thickness of the board. Fit a metal or wooden threshold strip designed for the purpose over the edge of the flooring.
It is better to do your cutting away from the work area - it keeps everything simpler and cleaner