If you use a carpet underlay with laminate flooring, it will cause problems in the future. The thickness of the carpet underlay is very different from the laminate one. It’s usually around 10mm thick, compared to 3mm thick for laminate underlay.
- Can you reuse carpet padding under laminate flooring?
- Do you need special underlay for laminate flooring?
- What type of underlay do I need for laminate flooring?
- Can you use carpet underlay for hardwood floors?
- Is carpet underlay reusable?
- Should I reuse carpet underlay?
- Why does my laminate floor feels spongy?
- What happens if you don’t put underlay under laminate?
- Does 12mm laminate need underlay?
- Does laminate underlay make a difference?
- How important is laminate underlay?
- Can I keep old underlay?
- How often should you change carpet padding?
- Can you replace carpet without replacing the pad?
- Can I put new underlay over old underlay?
- How do you know if you need new underlay?
- Should laminate flooring move when you walk on it?
- Why does my laminate floor crackle when I walk on it?
- How long does it take for laminate flooring to settle?
- Is 12mm laminate flooring good?
- Can I put plastic under laminate flooring?
- How hard is it to put down laminate flooring?
- Is 8mm laminate flooring OK?
- Is Thicker better for laminate flooring?
- Is 5mm underlay OK for laminate?
- Is rubber underlay better than foam?
- What is the best underlay for uneven floor?
Can you reuse carpet padding under laminate flooring?
You shouldn’t use carpet under installation of hardwood or laminate. It’s not thick enough for hardwood or laminate. It will cause more harm than good if you use it.
Do you need special underlay for laminate flooring?
Yes, that is correct. If you don’t have pre-attached underlay on your flooring, you’ll need to buy separate underlay for your project. Protection from damage to your new floor can be provided by the extra layer of padding. This will make your floors look better, feel better, and perform better.
What type of underlay do I need for laminate flooring?
The normal choice is a thin foam pad made of polyethylene or polypropylene, which can be rolled out in sheets. When installing laminate flooring over OSB subfloors, a foam-type underlayment is usually used.
Can you use carpet underlay for hardwood floors?
It isn’t a good idea to use carpet underlay on wood floors. Installation of wood floors, including hardwood plank and engineered wood flooring, over carpets is not a good idea.
Is carpet underlay reusable?
If it’s the right thickness and doesn’t affect the warranty, you’ll be okay with it. 99 times out of 100, the right thing to do is replace the cushion if it’s been there for a long time.
Should I reuse carpet underlay?
It’s not a good idea to reuse old underlay. Buying and fitting new underlay at the same time as your new flooring is recommended by us. There is a lot of dust and dirt in the old underlay.
Why does my laminate floor feels spongy?
Uneven sub-floors and improper installation of flooring underlayments can cause soft spots in a laminate floor. If you need to repair soft spots in your floor, you can use an air inflation needle or a needle and thread on a spray foam can.
What happens if you don’t put underlay under laminate?
If the subfloor in your home or property is not level, then your laminate floor can shift and move. The floor will be more prone to wear and tear because of this. It is less likely that you will have to pay out of pocket for repairs if you are more stable.
Does 12mm laminate need underlay?
It is not optional to lay down. We recommend that you buy rolls of underlayment on which to install your flooring if you don’t already have it.
Does laminate underlay make a difference?
If you don’t want to invest in a built-in underlay, a good laminate one is worth it. It will increase your initial costs, but it will also add years to the life of your floor and insulate it, so you won’t spend as much on heating.
How important is laminate underlay?
As every sub-floor has some minor imperfections, an underlay will help the floor to float and expand without the need for sanding. When fitting over a cement sub-floor, it will protect your flooring from the effects of water.
Can I keep old underlay?
Every time you lay a new carpet, you need to invest in new carpet underlay. If the current underlay is less than a year old, it is not an exception. You might think it is a sales trick.
How often should you change carpet padding?
It is a good idea to replace the carpet pad every five years. You’re more likely to need costly repairs if you let it go on for longer than this. It is possible that you are more prone to issues like mold growth or carpet lump.
Can you replace carpet without replacing the pad?
There are times when you need to replace carpet padding because the fibers don’t last long before the carpet covers it. If you have a major water leak, you need to dry the carpet and padding and make sure there is no mold on the padding. If the padding is affected by mold, it should be replaced.
Can I put new underlay over old underlay?
Adding new underlay on top of the old one can cause problems with the new one. Old underlay can be deceiving, and can be tempting to keep in place, but often this will be an area without people.
How do you know if you need new underlay?
If something doesn’t feel right when you walk over it, it’s a good bet that the underlay needs to be replaced. It is possible that you can feel the hard floor beneath as you walk across it.
Should laminate flooring move when you walk on it?
It’s most likely caused by a lack of expansion gap provided during installation, if there are areas of your laminate that are lifting or seem like they have been filled with an air bubble underneath, and the bulge migrates to another area of the floor when you step on it.
Why does my laminate floor crackle when I walk on it?
If you walk on it with hollow spots under it, it’s going to snap and pop. The noise is caused by the interlocking tongues and grooves that are caused by your weight. It’s almost impossible to stop the noise after a floor is installed.
How long does it take for laminate flooring to settle?
Before it can be installed, the flooring needs to be acclimatized to the temperature and humidity of the installation environment for at least 24 to 72 hours.
Is 12mm laminate flooring good?
Between 6 and 12mm thick is the thickness of the flooring. It is an inaccurate measurement if it is thicker than 12mm. 10 or 12mm is the ideal size for the highest quality hardwood feel. It’s possible to get by with 7 or 8mm if cost is a concern.
Can I put plastic under laminate flooring?
What is the best way to keep the water out of the floor? If your flooring requires a floating installation method, use a 6 mil plastic sheet as a moist barrier. There is a built-in moisture barrier that can be used to control water vapors.
How hard is it to put down laminate flooring?
When you install laminate flooring for the first time, you will wonder why anyone would pay a professional to do it. Unlike ceramic tile, laminate flooring is a dry installation, meaning there are no glues or mortars.
Is 8mm laminate flooring OK?
A lot of big retail stores and builders use 8mm laminated flooring that has a medium density fibre core for their projects. It’s a popular product in the mass market.
Is Thicker better for laminate flooring?
The thicker the flooring, the less durable it is. It will be more resistant to the effects of warping. It is advised to have a thickness of 8 to 12mm.
Is 5mm underlay OK for laminate?
It’s a good idea to have an underlay of 3 to 5mm for the flooring. It needs to be at least 3mm thick in order to provide comfort. It should be at least 5mm thick. Problems with the locking system could occur if it is any thicker.
Is rubber underlay better than foam?
It’s easy to fit a PU foam in a room. Sponge rubber is heavier and denser than other rubbers, which makes it difficult to fit and handle in certain places.
What is the best underlay for uneven floor?
Super Velvet is the best underlay because of its heavy weight.