I purchased back in April 7 boxes of "Major Brand - 7mm Maybry Mills Oak Laminate" from Lumber Liquidators at the end of April. It was really cheap and I know you get what you pay for, but I don't think my problem is so much with the laminate as it is with my lack of knowledge of installation. I have read instructions, watched videos, checked for squareness, etc etc and I still can't seem to get the first 2 rows down. I am beyond frustrated. The pieces don't seem to be warped or damaged, but I have even tried using different pieces and still can't seem to get them to line up properly. If I get one end good, the other end isn't.
The flooring is just going in a spare bedroom that is approx 120 sq ft. We keep our freezer in there, as well as a linen closet. Other than that, it is considered our cats room. Since it is not a high traffic area, but the flooring needed to be replaced, I thought I would "try my hand" at installing laminate. That's why I didn't want to spend alot of money. Have I bitten off more than I can chew?
I am at a loss, any suggestions??