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Ease of installation is one of the features that has made laminate flooring the fastest growing product in the flooring industry. VersaLock AG and LocNPlace are the latest in installation technologies and allow you to install your laminate flooring without nails or glue.

Watch the Comprehensive Laminate Installation Guide for our newest VersaLock AG and LocNPlace products to see how easy installing a new laminate floor can be.

The downloadable instruction manuals below will provide the information you'll need to install your new laminate flooring. The manuals will provide:

  • acclimation guidelines
  • subfloor preparation
  • underlayment procedures
  • step-by-step instructions

It is important to note that the video can't cover every possible scenario and is a guideline for installation of Shaw Laminate. Please refer to the installation manuals at the bottom of this page for complete instructions. If you experience issues or have additional questions please contact the Shaw Information Center at 1-800-441-7429. You can also reach us via e-mail or chat Monday - Friday by using the Contact Us form.

You'll also receive instructions for installing your laminate flooring in doorways, on stairs, and around pipes and fixtures. To see all of the quality underlayment options available from Shaw Floors, click here.

Undercut Doorjam DiagramAs a general rule most underlayment is ran up the wall 2 inches to be trimmed later but always refer to the instructions included with your underlayment for specific guidelines. Undercut doorjambs for a professional fit. Doorways less than 6' wide require T-Molding.

To download a complete manual on installing laminate flooring, select one of the options below:

Remember that these manuals offer general guidelines. Check with your dealer to learn if the product you've selected has specific guidelines you should follow.


8in Wood Look VersaLockAG Engineered Installation Guide
LocNPlace 8 in - 12 in Laminate Wood Look Installation Guide
LocNPlace 12 in - 16 in Laminate Tile Look Installation Guide
LocNPlace Beveled Wood Look Installation Guide

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