How to Use Laser Level for Home Renovation

We've all wanted to finetune our home once or twice, and nowadays it's easier than ever to renovate your home on your own with clear tutorials and far more DIY solutions than ever before. After all, who else can make sure your vision is perfectly carried out but you?

That said if you want to make sure your renovations go smoothly you'll want the best tools, and every DIY project starts with proper leveling. If your projects aren't balanced they'll fall apart or have legitimate structural problems. This is where a home laser level will come in handy, as you'll be able to make sure the foundations of your renovations are solid.

Why should you use a laser level when doing home renovation and DIY construction?

So why should you have a laser level for home use in the first place? It all comes down to alignment, or leveling as the name itself says.

Have you ever struggled for minutes while hanging a picture to make sure it's perfectly aligned? A laser level can help you with that. Ever built a new desk for your office or library and realized it had a slight bent to one direction? That could have been avoided with a laser level as well.

Proper alignment is vital to make sure any structure is stable, and any DIY project will involve building new shapes on your own. So the single most important tool for any of your future projects is a laser level, and picking the best laser level for home use will completely change the way you approach projects.

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Types of laser levels

Just as there are many types of construction and DIY projects there are also multiple types of laser levels with their uses and benefits. So to better understand these devices and which ones are a better fit for you we'll be taking a closer look at the four main types of laser levels.

Line laser

A line laser is the simplest variant, as it projects a single laser line either horizontally or vertically. Traditionally these lasers are best suited for indoor projects that require you to level one surface at a time.

Spot laser

Spot lasers show a small spot of light onto a surface instead of a single line, allowing you to transfer marked points from one surface to another. They are most commonly used in plumbing but they are useful whenever you need to level multiple surfaces.

Combination laser

Combination lasers use components of both of the above-mentioned models, which allows them to tackle multiple tasks on their own. Traditionally they are used when dealing with overhead lighting fixtures.

Rotary laser

As their name implies rotary lasers can spin on a fixed axis to level on a wider area. They tend to be used on grade work to layout and masonry, as thanks to their accuracy they can detect even surface faults.

Types of laser leveling

Even after choosing a type of level, you'll have to consider how exactly your laser level aligns itself. While the most common models are manual, there are multiple methods that laser levels can apply for their leveling, and this will also play a role in how they behave and perform. So with that in mind, let's go deeper into each type.

Manual levels

As the name implies these lasers can't level themselves and it'll be up to you to properly align them. Traditionally this is done by using a bubble as a guide, once it's perfectly centered your laser will be level and you'll be able to proceed without worries.

Self-leveling

Self-leveling lasers use a pendulum-like system to swing their laser component until it's perfectly level and in the right range. While their accuracy is much greater it is recommended to keep them close to you while they are adjusting to make sure it levels as intended.

Levels equipped with sensors

Some modern laser levels come equipped with sensors that allow them to handle all leveling needs on their own. These models are incredibly accurate and reliable, on top of being far more practical for projects that involve a lot of pieces or constant moving.

Where can you use laser levels for home improvement?

By now we have covered everything there is to know about how laser levels operate, but let's take a closer look at how you can use them at home. After all, if you understand when to use your level you'll be able to improve on your future projects and truly maximize the use of your upcoming purchase.

Hands-free leveling

One of the most beneficial aspects of laser levels is placing them on their own and continuing your projects with your hands-free. Being able to have a reliable level without requiring at least one of your hands at all times opens countless possibilities for your work.

Floor leveling and countertop leveling

If you are planning to remodel your floor or countertop then a good laser level will be a must. Any deviation will be far more noticeable on long surfaces, so a level will allow you to install tiles and marbles with absolute precision.

Door alignment

Replacing doors can be a hassle when things just don't fit right, and this is where levels come in handy. Doors need to be aligned just right to make sure they fit and that their weight is distributed evenly, which is only possible when you are constantly double-checking with a laser level.

Windows and cabinets arrangement

It's all too easy for our eyes to trick you when we are installing things up close. You might think a cabinet door is perfectly aligned only to realize it's not when you look at it from afar. So avoid these potential issues by checking your alignment with a level.

Various other uses

If you need to align fences, build decks, align pictures or build brand-new furniture a laser level will be essential. Any project that requires precise alignment will benefit from the use of a laser level, and as we mentioned before that sums up every DIY project.

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How to Use Laser Level for Home Renovation

The first thing you need to define is whether you'll need a tripod or not. If you need horizontal leveling on something that is hanging or above ground level you'll need to mount your laser on a tripod to ensure hands-free operation. But you can skip this step if there's no need for it in the current project.

Next comes the leveling itself. Some models use a bubble as we mentioned above, while others use more digital display; but regardless of the display, you'll need to adjust the laser until it's fully centered. Our models however offer self-leveling, so your device will take care of this step for you.

Afterward, you'll need to adjust the laser height to its reference point, to have a leveling reference for your project. Now it's time to turn on your laser and aim the detector towards the surface or object that you want a reading from. Your level will beep once it has a reading, so just wait for a bit and adjust the surface until you get it perfectly level.

Mileseey Laser Levels

By now we've covered every single topic when it comes to how laser levels work, what they are good for, and even how to operate them. So it's time to take a closer look at the Mileseey catalog and discuss some great laser levels that can make your life and future renovations so much easier.

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Mileseey L6 Laser Level

If you want a complete solution for all your leveling needs don't look any further than our Mileseey L6 Laser Level. This model features 3 adjustable laser lines to provide accurate readings on the entire room and ensure just one person can handle any job.

On top of the above, you are looking at a model with a high-capacity rechargeable battery, self-leveling capabilities, and lasers that are visible even outdoors. So no matter the task, it'll be made much easier with an L6 at your side.

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Mileseey L52 Cross Line Laser Leveler

Mileseey L52 is a great option for those who want to save some extra money without sacrificing features. This model also offers a rechargeable battery and self-leveling but it's half the price of the L6. This does not mean you are sacrificing range however as this cross-line laser level allows you to project vertical, horizontal, and crossed lines so you can accurately gauge the level of anything at home.

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Mileseey L62 Self Leveling Cross Line Laser Leveler

Mileseey L62 offers all the essentials in a compact package. It has self-leveling functionalities, it also projects a cross line which allows you to take on multiple projects and it fits in the palm of your hand making it portable and easy to carry around. Powered just by two AA batteries this is a little model that puts in a lot of work nonetheless.

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Wrapping It Up

Solid foundations are the basis of any renovation or DIY project, and you can only ensure that everything is properly aligned if you count on a trusty laser level like the ones in our range. At Mileseey, we have over 12 years of experience when it comes to laser solutions and we are committed to providing superior laser devices that offer you everything you need to safely complete your renovations while remaining affordable and innovative.

So if you'd like to read more home renovation guides, get a deeper look at the world of laser levels or want to stay up to date on our upcoming deals and discounts make sure to follow our newsletter and discover a brand new world of laser technologies with us.

 

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