Both Quickstep and Natura are reputable brands. Fitting laminate flooring is a daunting task, especially if you feel you're not too technically competent. But fear not it's not too hard. I recommend gen'ing up via videos. There's a great range here: Google "video.google.co.uk/videosearch?hl=en&q=how%20to%20fit%20laminate%20flooring"
[quote="teesside"]Hello, i am going to lay laminate flooring in my hall way. I am fairly new to the whole DIY thing but i am really keen to have a go at this and i really don't want my first effort to be a disater.
I have looked around B&Q, Home base, Wickes etc and the range of flooring is frankly overwhelming - i have yet to find a compehensive review of the available products.
So i would be very grateful if people could make some recommendations as to which brand of laminate flooring to use based on ease of fitting and value for money.
Quickstep everytime. when you begin the installation start from the obstacles ie door frams that way when you are putting in the finishing row you wont be backing in to them.
Hi. Its worth having a few tools just to give you the professional touch and speed things up such as ;
- Workbench (to hold the piece you are working on)
- Jigsaw (to cut difficult angles/shapesie round radiator pipes)
- A depth gauge (these are great and can be found in the tiling section, you can re-create the shape you need to cut instantly)
- Some knee pads
- carpenter's pencils (for marking)
- A floor fixing kit (sold in the flooring section)
- Hammer, chisel, hand saw, hoover etc..
Good luck and don't panic, it will be daunting at first but as long as you think and plan the job, you should be fine.