Do I need underlay for laminate flooring?

Answer Yes, an underlayment is necessary for floating laminate floors. It helps soundproof the laminate floor and takes care of any minor imperfections in the sub-floor. Some laminate floors have an under... Read More »

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Can vinyl flooring be layed over laminate flooring underlay?

If you're talking about typical laminate underlayment, which is thin foam padding that is attached to a thin sheet of plastic, then it should just be attached with a light adhesive strip on one sid... Read More »

Can rubber underlay be used under laminate flooring?

as long as it is dense and not thicker than 3/16" (the thickness of a nickle!)

Is foam underlay necessary when installing laminate snap together flooring?

All laminate flooring requires underlayment, but it doesn't have to be foam. The underlayment masks minor imperfections in the base floor, acts as a sound barrier between the laminate flooring and ... Read More »

How flat does the underlay need to be for hardwood flooring?

The underlay beneath a hardwood floor should be completely flat. If it is not level, the floor may buckle or get moisture trapped between the subfloor and the underlay. You can level the concrete s... Read More »