Laminate Flooring Installation in Centereach, Stony Brook, & St. James, NY

When you are looking for new flooring in your St. James, NY homes, choosing laminate is a wise choice. This is a very durable flooring choice and is easy to clean and maintain. At Carpet Your World, we offer flooring installation services to help you tackle your to-do list.

Laminate flooring can be installed over the top of your current flooring. Our professional flooring installation team will come out and take a look at your current flooring to let you know the best way to go about the project.

Sometimes, molding will be needed to be taken off, a new sub floor may need to be laid, door may need to be cut down because of the height of the new floor, etc. We don’t want you to have to worry about a thing. We will take care of it for you. For more information on laminate flooring installations in the St. James & Centereach, NY areas, call us.

Our fast and reliable flooring installation services have set us apart from the rest.

Understanding the basics of installation will increase your knowledge of the process, and enhance your confidence in the installers.

  • use a professional
  • installed using a "floating floor system"
  • padded underlayment sits between the subfloor and the planks or tiles
  • planks or tiles sit on the underlayment, not anchored to the subfloor, and are connected to form a "one-piece" floating floor
  • installation can produce a hollow sound, reduced with a quality underlayment
  • floor will have a slight give underfoot, for more comfort
  • slight ridging or peaking where planks or tiles are joined can occur
  • glueless installations lock together without adhesive
  • consult the manufacturer’s warranty and care guide to see how often to clean the floor and the cost

 Potential additional expenses:

  • furniture removal/replacement
  • demolition/disposal of old floor covering
  • sub-floor preparation
  • product delivery
  • laminate installation, cost per square foot
  • materials required to complete


  • installer inspects the  subfloor for imperfections
  • floor is then cleaned
  • underlayment placed over the subfloor
  • planks are laid
  • installers begin in the left corner leaving a minimum ¼" space between the flooring and perimeter walls
  • spacers are used to ensure the accuracy of this perimeter
  • after the floor is installed, spacers are removed and cover the perimeter gap with quarter round trim or a wall base
  • planks are laid in the desired pattern
  • planks are measured and cut to fit
  • floors that require glue on the sides begin by gluing the first two planks in the first row together
  • clamps or straps to hold pieces together

Before installation day

  • relocate furniture
  • empty china cabinets and closets
  • consider removal and disposal of old floorcovering
  • remove it yourself and leave 1 day before install
  • for carpet, leave tack strips and pull out staples


  • moldings and baseboards removed for additional costs
  • installers not responsible for breakage
  • painted baseboards, woodwork and paint may need retouching (your responsibility)

Sub flooring

  • may need to be prepared
  • new sub floor may be required
  • a job best left to the professionals

Door plan

  • possibility that doors may not clear the new floor and swing free
  • installers may remove doors and rehang for an additional cost.
  • for clearance issues, arrange for a qualified carpenter to shave or cut down


  • waste will be produced
  • waste collected and disposed of by installers at an additional cost

Installation day

  • be home and available
  • be prepared for questions
  • presence insures the right wood is installed in the right areas
  • exact time of arrival cannot be guaranteed, only a time frame


  • installers use tools and techniques that can be hazardous
  • make sure that children and pets are out of the work area
  • follow through with a walk-through
  • prior to completion- walk through to ask questions and be clear on any final details

After installation day

  • establish good ventilation for 48 to 72 hours
  • be prepared