Begin Laying the Boards
1. Lay first boards against starting wall, groove side out.
2. Use spacers to keep an expansion gap between wall and boards around entire perimeter of floor.
3. Stagger joints at least 8 inches apart: first board in first row should be full length; first board in second row should be 2/3 length; first board in third row should be 1/3 length.
Acclimate flooring to installation area for at least 48 hours prior to installing.
Laminate should run crosswise to the joists.
If using circular saw, cut flooring finish-side up; if using table saw, cut boards with fine-tooth blade with finish-side down. This will minimize splintering.