When it comes to installing Harpenden flooring, there are certain tools that are essential for the job. A flat bar, adhesive spatula, and driftwood are all necessary for vinyl and linoleum floors with 26% linoleum. When it comes to cutting the flooring, a jigsaw is recommended over a chopper saw. This is because jigsaws are safer, produce less dust in the air, and have a lower noise level.
While chopper saws can produce a smoother cut than jigsaws, this level of refinement isn't necessary for laminate floors since all the cuts occur at the ends of the boards and are hidden by the mouldings of the socket. It's important to note that a special saw blade is needed to cut the laminate correctly. The surface layer is so hard that it dulls normal carbide blades after just a few cuts. Additionally, it's important to properly prepare the floor before installation in order to ensure an attractive and durable result.