安°装°篇INSTALLATION 强化地板经久耐用，吸引人，而且安装便捷。此外，它可以做成岩石或者实木的表面。 正因如此，强化地板也自然而然成为了最受欢迎的地板之一。 Laminate is durable, attractive and fairly easy to install. Add to that, it gives the look of stone or wood without putting a hole in your pocket. Because of that, it’s not surprising why it’s one of the most popular flooring choices around. 随着强化地板越来越受欢迎，其正确的安装方式也变得越来越重要。在开始安装地板之前，你可能想要了解地板安装中常出现的问题，从而有效的避免问题的发生。The need for proper installation grows in importance as laminate flooring continues to gain in popularity. Before you get started with the installation process, you might want to read through the common mistakes to avoid any issues after installation.Tips1在不平整地面上安装Installing over uneven surfaces底层地面是地板安装中至关重要的一个因素。地面的质量严重影响着强化的地板的性能。在不平整地面安装地板会造成地板出现缝隙或者开裂。如果你想让新地板呈现最佳状态，那么首先你将需要底层地面整平。A sub-floor is the structure upon which your floor is anchored. The quality of your sub-floor plays an important role on the performance of your laminate flooring. Installing over an uneven surface may result in gaping, height differences and possible breakage. To fully enjoy your new floor, you need to fix your sub-floor first. 2未预留出地板扩张空间Failure to leave room for expansion在夏冬季节，地板容易出现收缩膨胀现象。也就是说，为了避免地板弯曲，预留伸缩缝是非常有必要的。一般墙面和地板之间应该预留¼英寸的伸缩缝。Your floor will shrink and expand during the summer and winter. That said, expansion gap necessary to avoid buckling of the floor. Always leave at least ¼ inch gap between the wall and flooring to allow for contraction and expansion. 3测量错误Failure to leave room for expansion测量错误一直是个重大的问题，尤其是对那些第一次安装的人来说。不仅仅是要精确测量，还要还要精确测量出房间的平米数。如果你的房间形状比较奇形怪状的话，就更那测量了。因此，我们建议你购买地板时可以预留15%的损耗。这样在安装中及时破损几件也没有问题。This has been a major problem, especially for those who haven’t done this before. The problem is not just taking the exact measurement, but getting the actual square yardage of the room. This is especially difficult if you have an oddly-shaped room.When shopping for flooring materials, we recommend getting around 15% more than what your measurement dictates. This way, you can be sure that you can finish the job, even if you messed up a few pieces. 4使用低质量的材料Poor quality materials地板是家装中最大的一个部分。显然，在地板上偷工减料，选择劣质地板不是一个明智之举。或许你的预算有限，但是如果你选择便宜的、低质量的材料，那么很可能会造成之后地板出现弯曲、断裂、易吸收污渍。当然，我们并不是倡导购买最昂贵的地板，你想要投资购买的应该是优质质量的地板。Your flooring is one of the biggest parts of your home. It is certainly not a good idea to cut corners on something so fundamental. You may be working on a limited budget, but if you use cheap materials, it is more likely to buckle, warp or absorb stains.While we’re not suggesting that you get the most expensive materials, you might want to invest on good quality materials.