Can you put laminate flooring over underlay?

Carpet underlay is usually much thicker than laminate underlay. It’s usually around 10mm thick, whereas laminate underlay is usually around 3mm thick. If you install laminate on top of a carpet underlay, the floor will be too bouncy and spongy, which can damage the locking system and provide an uncomfortable feel.

Do I need to replace underlay when replacing laminate flooring?

If you’re laying down carpet or laminate, you’ll definitely need to fit underlay underneath. Vinyl, on the other hand, has a squishy foam or felt backing so it doesn’t require underlay, just spray adhesive around the edge of the vinyl for a loose lay, or HT adhesive for a full stick.

Can you lay new laminate flooring on top of old laminate flooring?

Installing one laminate flooring over another can cause problems that are more costly to fix over time. For this reason, we always recommend removing the existing laminate before installing new.

Can you put Pergo over subfloor?

Pergo must be installed as a floating floor and must not be fixed to the subfloor.

Does Pergo flooring need underlayment?

For glue down floors an underlay is not needed. You just need to ensure that the subfloor is properly prepared for gluing as described in the installation instructions.

Can I install underlayment under laminate with attached padding?

Do I need underlayment if my laminate flooring hasattached pad? The purpose of attached pad is to eliminate the need for underlayment. So no, you don’t need underlayment for laminate with attached pad.

Does underlayment need to be replaced?

Sometimes, this underlayment will need to be removed and replaced, such as when there has been some type of damage to the floor or when the finished flooring itself is being changed to update the material.

Can I put laminate flooring over carpet padding?

You absolutely cannot use carpet underlayment underneath laminate flooring. As much as you want to cut down costs on a new floor, this is not the way to do it. Installing laminate flooring over carpet underlayment will do more harm than good in the long run.

Can you put new flooring over old flooring?

If the current flooring is fixed to the subfloor and in good condition, you may be able to apply a new flooring over top. However, if the there are broken or worn parts of the current flooring, or if the subfloor itself needs some work, you will need to remove what’s there and start from the bottom.

Can you install laminate over plywood subfloor?

Laminate floors can be installed directly over concrete, plywood, OSB, parquet, vinyl and tile. The underlayment must be applied to the original flooring surface first, and then the floating floor can be installed.

How do you install Pergo on wood subfloor?

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Do you have to remove old linoleum before putting down laminate?

If you are ready to upgrade your existing floor, you will need to remove the old vinyl first. In some circumstances, you can install new flooring such as laminate flooring, hardwood or engineered flooring over vinyl flooring as long as it is in good condition.

What happens if you install laminate flooring without underlayment?

Without underlayment to add a layer between these damp subfloors and the surface flooring, your laminate can quickly become wet, warped, and mildewy, harming its overall integrity. Moisture over time can also break down floor adhesive which causes the floor to start warping.

Is Pergo better than other laminates?

Better resistance

Pergo laminate floors are created to be tougher than most other laminate options. These incur minimum scratches and are also very much close to being waterproof. You get around 30 minutes window to clean up any spillage and maintain the finish.

How long does Pergo flooring need to acclimate?

48-96 hours

Like almost all materials in the home, Pergo flooring expands and contracts due to changes in temperature and humidity. You must allow unopened cartons of Pergo flooring to lay flat in the room where they will be installed to acclimate for 48-96 hours, depending upon climate, before beginning installation.

What happens if you don’t acclimate laminate?

If you take laminate from a warm, dry warehouse and install it in a cool, moist basement, there is a chance the humidity will cause the laminate to expand. It might not be extensive change, but even small amounts can cause your floors to buckle.

Do you really have to let laminate flooring acclimate?

Laminate flooring material needs to acclimate (adjust) to the moisture and temperature conditions of the installation environment for 24 to 72 hours (depending on the product) before it can be installed.

Does Pergo flooring expand and contract?

Expansion gaps are essential in all laminate floor installations. Temperature and humidity will change in all rooms. This result is the laminate flooring will expanding and contract as the temperature and humidity change. It’s the same with solid and engineered wood floors.

Which direction do you lay Pergo flooring?

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Why are my laminate floors buckling?

Buckling or warping is almost always as a result of moisture and/or water damage. Laminate flooring is affected by water in a number of ways. High moisture content in the air can sometimes lead to buckling or warping. Excessive water on the surface of the floor can also lead to buckling or warping.