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Underlay For Laminate Flooring

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Posted by: from Oshawa
7/15/2012 at 10:31:10 PM

If the laminate has underlay already attached to the tiles, can you still use another underlay underneath that?

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Rachid from Domilya Group in Oakville
Date/Time7/15/2012 at 11:05:41 PM

Hi There,

It is better to remove the laminate and install new ones. It could cause mold issues.

Rachid

XTERRA HOME RENOVATIONS

647 300 1242

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SVS General Contracting in Conklin
Date/Time7/15/2012 at 11:38:52 PM

If you are asking if you should remove any old underlay that is inplace now then yes you should remove it. The laminate with its own underlay attatched is an easier one to use as all you do is put them together and there is no need for any other underlay.

One thing you need to watch for is the thickness of your lamanite as it a can range from 7 to 12 mils. So pick one that fits your plans for your floor coverings.

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Date/Time7/16/2012 at 10:00:11 AM

You could still use another underlay if the Laminate that you are installing has one attached to it. It is not necessary and may cause to laminate floor to have a "springy' or bouncy effect when you walk on it.

Roger

Creative Remodeling Solutions.

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Jacqueline in Oshawa
Date/Time7/16/2012 at 10:54:55 AM

Thank you for your replies.

Roger your answer was what I was thinking. The springy feeling underfoot.

Thank you,

Jacqueline

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Date/Time7/16/2012 at 3:05:55 PM

Hi there,

I am thinking you are buying the Costco laminate that has the underlay already on it. You can still put another underlay, but remember that it raises your flooring up that much more and can affect your doors closing over the floor etc.

I had a client ask me to install another underlay beneath the laminate with the attached underlay (it was for a basement and she wanted extra insulation) and things worked out fine. She bought a basic Rona brand underlay to put on first, then the Costco laminate. She is still happy with the floor and no issues have come up.

In the rest of the house I would say it is unnecessary, the attached underlay should be sufficient.

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McInnis Contracting in Belleville
Date/Time7/25/2012 at 11:09:48 PM

In my professional opinion I wouldnt recommend doing that because the seems in the laminate will flex too much aka they will have to much play, which will in turn pop the seems.. There is no need to lay anymore underlay down.

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Date/Time9/2/2012 at 12:02:47 AM

If you want more comfort inmpact insulation value-simply lay down a 3 in one underlay, then install new laminate tile over it.

Best regard

Stewart

Sct Floorcoverings

Mississauga, Hamilton, Toronto

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Sourcewoodfloors in Norfolk
Date/Time9/11/2015 at 4:15:37 AM

Yes, there is no problem at all in placing another underlay.

Thank you

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