Plank Bootcamp

Formerly Laminate University

Whether you are installing Laminate, Vinyl Plank or Wood Floors

this is for YOU!

Vinyl Plank
Wood Floors
Commonsense Step by Step Guide
Made for ANY Skill Level
Helping Thousands Just Like You

Plank Bootcamp 

Follow this Proven Course for a Faster Plank Installation With Stunning Professional Results

Using Plank Bootcamp, you will quickly learn how to Plan for your Plank Installation in your home.

As you Make your way through each step of this Course, you will begin to become more confident in your ability to take on your project and overcome the fear that has stopped you from starting.

When FEAR isn’t holding you back, nothing can stop you from achieving your goal of Installing Plank in your home. You can do this. You just need a plan that works.

That’s why I created this SIMPLE  Course to follow and it’s for any skill level!   

In Plank Bootcamp, you’ll learn how to:


  • Determine Plank Direction
  • Decide the Best place to start
  • Get the Perfect Layout(No Surprises or Skinny Pieces)
  • Prep floors correctly for a Perfect look and No Stress to Plank Joints
  • Install into Multiple Areas – With NO Transitions 
  • Install into doors, closets, hallways, angled walls, bathrooms, kitchens and more
  • Use EASY methods for marking and cutting plank
  • Install around Walls and Cabinets and reconnect on the other side Perfectly
  • Install Plank over a Concrete Slab or Wood Subfloor


What’s Included

Plank Bootcamp

Learn my step by step plan to install Plank in one room or in your entire home. Plank Bootcamp walks you through each step from planning the project to finishing the last plank. Whether it’s dealing with furniture, floor prep or layout it’s in here. Get help with Bathrooms, Kitchens, tools needed, install around an island or wall and reconnect and so much more.

Easy bite size videos for each step. 

One Year of Access

You may just be in the Planning stages of your project – No Worries, your membership lasts for an entire year, so you have plenty of time to access all of the Easy to Learn resources made available to you inside Plank Bootcamp.

Vinyl Plank Reviews

With so many choices of Vinyl Plank to choose from, it can be very difficult to decide on which plank is best. NO WORRIES, Joe has your back! We went to Lowe’s, Home Depot, LL Flooring, Floor and Decor, Menards and bought some plank. Then each Brand of Plank was tested for Scratch Resistance and durability, how easy it is to cut, strength of the locking system, how many different patterns there are in a box, wear layer and ease of installation.

Over 40 different plank were tested and we will be adding more!



Happy Customers

” Love the university, extremely helpful!”

Michael O’Sullivan

“These videos are phenomenal. Thank you so much. God bless brother.”

Joseph Underwood

“Wowww! Awesome video! I’m in the middle of installing vinyl planks in my kitchen, and this literally just SAVED ME! Much, much easier than other videos I watched!! Very helpful! Thanks ????????”

Nicole Kathlene

“Dude, your videos are really helpful for an amateur like me. I can’t thank you enough!”

Mity Eltu

“Yay finally someone who does all the steps in a series rather than one off videos.”

Connor Pearson

“Wow. I am rarely moved to leave a comment, but thank you so much for sharing these practical tips. It makes what seemed like difficult issues seem simple. God bless”

Zwingli Justice

“yippie kyi yay i must offer my most sincere gratitude for your proficient efficient and generous bountiful fountain of experience, im ready now”


“I followed several of your videos. Super helpful. Installed into a large open area consisting of kitchen, dining room, hallway, and living room. First time installing flooring and while it took some time getting started, I nailed it. Looks great. Thank you.”

Robert Evans

“Awesome videos man! I feel like I’ve almost watched all your LVP install guides! Planning to buy your course to help support feature work :)”

Jared Wins

“I really appreciate all I have learned here!”

Michelle Ragan

“Thanks for the add. Seen your videos on YouTube and there very helpful. Decided its worth the money to become a member.
I am a DIY’er good but not the best.????”

Lonnie Berger


Thank you so much for all your videos. They have been extremely helpful in planning my laminate flooring install. ”

Kent Grisemer

“Almost done! Not a finished product vid, but I’m so excited about how the floor is coming together. It’s basically four rooms with a giant closet/wall/half kitchen island. Followed Joe Letendre’s advice and it came together perfectly!”

Brad Palmore

“Word of caution: If you do a good job on your floors you become the friend to call for other people’s floors as well. Thanks for the instructions Joe. They’ve come in handy more than I would have thought. Merry Christmas, may God bless you in this coming year.”

Mike Feiock

What else is Inside Plank Bootcamp

Where to start


There is planning involved if you want to have a successful plank installation.

My where to start guide will definitely help! 

You will also be able to share drawings with me and I will help you get started.

Installing the First few rows of plank

Once you figure out where to start, the next step is pretty obvious, install the first few rows.

The first few rows can be a challenge to get together and then into their proper position

and if done correctly you can expect a smooth installation.

This step is the key to your entire installation and in this video, I will guide you with a few but, simple steps

Installing into Multiple rooms AVOIDING TRANSITIONS

Most installations consist of multiple rooms 

I am sure that most would agree that it would be nice not to use transitions in those doorways.

This can be done!

and as a matter of fact, this is exactly how I do it on all of my installations and you can too. 

I will show you how to flow the plank into other rooms without using transitions.

If this is done correctly, you will never have an issue.

Installing planks into doorways

The most difficult areas to install laminate or vinyl plank is in a doorway.

Doorways that go into closets, bedrooms, stairways, exterior doors and ect….

They don’t have to be difficult!

I will show you a few tips that I use to help make this an easy task for you!

Installing plank in a hallway

Hallways can be the biggest challenge in a Laminate or Vinyl Plank installation.

There are doors, closets, twists and turns and a lot of cutting involved.

I have suffered the tears of a hallway installation and you do not need too!!

I will show you how to do this the easiest way possible. I have developed a method that simplifies a hallway installation. I know this video will be a lifesaver for you!

Easy Measuring Guide for all plank cuts

I will show you how to easily measure cuts that need to be made from row to row.

I will also show you how to mark and cut planks that go against walls, into door jambs, around corners around vents and more. 

All by using one quick and easy technique.

Floor Prep

Most projects need some sort of floor prep done before you can install your plank. 

There are some projects that need just a little prep and some that need a major overhaul to the floor. 

That is okay! I got you covered here. I will share with you some great techniques and tips on how to get this done. 

I will also share with you the products you should use so, you don’t buy the garbage that is out there. 

I know that this can be overwhelming to anyone who has never done this before but, with my help and my video, you will definetly get you through this. 

Installing Plank in rooms with angles

A project with angled walls and cabinets can be enough to scare any DIY’er and even a PRO away from trying this on their own. 


Relax, because I have just the video for you! I will walk you through many different situations that will apply to your situation. 

I will share with you some super easy methods to get you right past these angles. They are really not as tough as they would seem to be. 


I will share with you where transitions are needed and where they are not.

I will also show you the different types of transitions that are available to you and how to install them.

Sadly, most of the time a transition that is needed, needs to be modified some way or another. But the good news is, I am here to help with that! 

I share many tips with you on this subject and I will help walk you through it. 

There is so much more inside Plank Bootcamp-

  • cutting around vents
  • installing around islands
  • private Facebook Group
  • Installing in bathrooms
  • installing to stair railings
  • cutting doorjambs
  • tools I use

About Joe Letendre:

Joe has been in the Flooring Business for over Three Decades as an installer, store owner and YouTuber. Vinyl Plank, Laminate, Wood, Carpet and Tile are the different types of flooring he is Specialized in. He and his wife Brenda have 10 kids of which most are grown, married and have kids of their own. 

He began helping DIY’ers 12 Years ago when he started his Online Presence and His Youtube Channel (So That’s How You Do That!) He has 170k followers on Youtube and has helped thousands of other people with their flooring projects.

Our Pricing Plans



One Quick Note

I am really excited to begin working with you and to be a part of the project that you are working on.

As a DIY’er and a professional installer, it always feels really good when a project is complete!

I’ve always enjoyed to step back and look at what I have accomplished.

I hope for you to have that same reward!!