寻找负担得起的,易于安装的地板to update a room? Laminate flooring, bamboo planks, or vinyl planks may be your answer. These popular types of DIY flooring can make a striking difference in a day or two!

安装新的地板比以往任何时候都容易。在过去的几年中,大多数主要的地板制造商都推出了专门为自己动手安装而设计的产品,并且几乎每种地板都可以作为DIY友好型选项提供。您不需要任何地板经验或特殊技能即可安装这些地板。实际上,在大多数情况下,您只需要一些基本的木工工具,一双好膝盖垫以及几天来完成该项目。

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DIY floors are very affordable, especially when compared to the cost of traditional硬木地板安装that requires a professional. As the DIY-flooring market continues to expand, manufacturers are always introducing new products, which means you’re likely to find flooring on sale for even better savings.

我们将详细了解三个流行且负担得起的DIY地板:塑料层压板,竹子和乙烯基木板。

The installation process can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, but each type comes pre-finished and can be installed as a floating floor, meaning it isn’t fastened to the subfloor. As a result, installation is quick and easy, even for first-time do-it-yourselfers.

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Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is durable, easy to clean, and extremely scratch resistant. It has a dense MDF (medium-density fiberboard) core topped with a resilient, plastic-laminate layer.

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层压地板木板与舌槽关节一起捕捉。无需胶水或紧固件。家得宝

强化地板有两种基本形式:宽木板和方瓷砖。两种类型都与舌沟接头一起折断 - 无需胶水或紧固件。

方形层压瓷砖模仿石头或釉面陶瓷瓷砖的外观。木板是最受欢迎的层压地板风格,具有数十种逼真的木绿色和图案。

The two main advantages laminate flooring has over real-wood products are 1) it’s extremely resistant to staining, scratching, and wear and, 2) it costs considerably less than solid- or engineered-wood flooring. In terms of durability, many premium laminate floors come with a 30-year warranty.

Several companies make laminate flooring, so prices and quality can vary widely. Budget-priced products cost less than $1 per square foot; premium-quality laminate flooring starts at about $3 per square foot.

一些强化地板需要安装泡沫底层,必须单独购买。浮动底层通常为每平方英尺30至70美分。一些强化地板附带了每个木板或瓷砖上的底层,从而消除了单独购买的需求。

有关更多信息,请参阅层压地板购买和安装建议.

Bamboo Plank Flooring

关于竹地板,有很多值得喜欢的东西 - 价格合理,易于安装,有数十种颜色可供选择,并以环保的方式种植和收获。

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Bamboo flooring, available in a wide range of wood tones, is a durable, sustainable alternative to hardwood.家得宝

尽管从技术上讲这不是硬木,因为它是一种草,但比大多数硬木(包括枫木和橡木)更浓密,更耐用。

And because it’s a grass, bamboo grows much faster than hardwoods. It is harvested after just four or five years versus the 30 to 60 years it takes before hardwood trees can be milled into flooring. This makes it a very eco-friendly, sustainable material.

Bamboo flooring comes pre-finished in two forms:

  • 工程竹是使用浮动地板方法安装的,非常适合DIYERS。宽阔的木板与改良的舌和槽关节一起捕捉。
  • 固体式地板的安装类似于传统的舌沟硬木地板。用乳胶,指甲或钉书钉固定在固定下,因此不像工程竹子那样友好。

竹地板有数十种预订的颜色,从丰富的樱桃和深色胡桃木色调到各种蓝色,红色和绿色。工程竹子的费用约为每平方英尺3至5美元;固体bamboo地板每平方英尺约2至4美元。在销售和促销期间,两种类型的地板通常都被打折高达25%。

有关更多信息,请参阅竹地板 - 您的家正确吗?

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl sheet flooring and floor tileshave been around for generations, but a relatively new type of vinyl flooring has taken the industry by storm—vinyl plank flooring. It comes in wide, thin strips—or “planks”—that resemble traditional hardwood floors. Unlike previous vinyl strip flooring that needed to be glued down, vinyl planks quickly snap together to form a floating floor.

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乙烯基板、瓷砖d plank flooring comes in a wide range of hardwood lookalikes.家得宝

Vinyl planks are stain resistant, durable, and priced to fit even the tightest remodeling budget. The flexible planks range in width from six to nine inches and feature realistic wood-grain patterns that resemble several wood varieties, including oak, cherry, teak, pine, walnut, hickory, and maple. You can also choose from colors that are reminiscent of oil-based stains, natural wood tones, whitewash finishes, and weathered barn boards.

Vinyl plank flooring is quick and easy to install and doesn’t require the use of sticky adhesives or special fasteners. The newest types of vinyl plank flooring use one of two DIY-friendly installation methods:

  • 互锁的木板有舌和沟的关节,可以一起捕捉。
  • 握把木板与工厂应用的粘合剂一起粘在一起。请注意,握把板木板通过彼此粘附而不是地板来形成浮动地板。

Vinyl plank flooring can be installed directly over plywood or OSB subfloors, concrete slabs, and most existing floors, including wood, vinyl, and ceramic tiles. Manufacturer-approved installation methods vary, so be sure to read the installation instructions carefully before you begin.

Most grip-strip floors are water resistant, while some interlocking planks are waterproof. Interlocking vinyl planks typically cost $2 to $3 per square foot. Grip-strip planks cost slightly less, averaging $1.75 to $2 per square foot.

With several styles and colors available, DIY flooring can be an easy and affordable option to consider when redoing your home’s floors. A few tools and a little time are all it takes for an updated look that costs less than having new floors professionally installed.

约瑟夫·特鲁尼(Joseph Truini)是一位家庭改善专家,他为自己动手改建和维修提供了广泛的文章。他撰写了六本书,其中包括最畅销的“建造棚子”,他的作品出现在几本国家杂志上,包括这座老房子,受欢迎的机械师,女子节和今天的房主。He covers home-improvement and shopping tips for Groupon.You can find savings on flooring supplies and more on Groupon’s Home Depot page这里.