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Tongue and Groove and Locking Systems For Laminate Wood Floors

One of the key characteristics of laminate wood floors, and one that is kept in mind when it is manufactured, is how easy it is to install when compared to other types of flooring. Of the many designs, some of the more efficient and mess-free laminate wood floors lines are the "glueless" variety. With this variety, the laminate wood floors is generally fitted together by means of what is called a "tongue and groove" design, with interlocking elements that slide into place and are made secure as each row is laid down.


Unlike hardwood, no nails are required. Some types of laminate feature more sophisticated locking systems, designed to be put down and taken up again where necessary. With some fairly limited skills in carpentry, laminate wood floors can be installed by do-it-yourselfers in most cases. Choosing to install laminate wood floors commonly cuts down on expenses, as it is rarely necessary to hire an installer, although many homeowners do for the sake of convenience. For contractors, offering the option of laminate wood floors to clients is often a time-saving option, as laminate wood floors is more quickly installed than hardwood flooring, allowing them to take

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