1. Let your flooring acclimatise
Unroll your chosen flooring in the installation area and let it acclimatise to a temperature between 15 -28˚C for at least 24 hours prior to being loose-laid.
2. Check for damage
Before installation, inspect the new flooring in a well-lit area for any defects, damage or differences in shading.
3. Check the pattern
Check the pattern line up and shading to see if any sheets need to be turned or reversed.
4. Install cabinetry first
Install cabinetry prior to laying the floor covering. Also remove the skirting and undercut door frames before you begin.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.