Laminate has been popular with DIYers because it can be easier to install than some other materials, especially on small jobs. However, the details matter and using an experienced installation crew will ensure that expansion gaps are right, substrates are flat and level, and the transitions and baseboards are aligned. On larger jobs, maintaining straight, consistent lines is essential to a professional look. Don’t get caught wasting your time cutting corners trying to install the laminate flooring yourself. Working with a professional installer is well worth the minimal cost to get it done right the first time.