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Can I install underlayment under laminate with attached padding?

Can I install underlayment under laminate with attached padding?

Dear Craig, Laminate with attached padding (underlayment) can be confusing to many DIY installers. You read articles touting the importance of using underlayment for moisture control, noise reduction, and overall support. It’s natural to wonder what you should do to maximize your floors longevity when the underlayment comes pre-attached. Extra Padding Poses a Risk Most underlayment provides extra padding on ... Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

Dear Sandy, You’re making one of the toughest flooring choices homeowners have to make today – deciding between engineered hardwood and laminate flooring. Engineered hardwood is nice because it has a top layer of real hardwood flooring without the intensive maintenance and tricky care. Laminate is also ideal because it’s so durable and still offers the same aesthetic look as ... Read More »

Do I Need a Moisture Barrier Above Grade?

Do I Need a Moisture Barrier Above Grade?

Dear Sean, No matter how dry your environment is, having a moisture barrier is an important part of your hardwood flooring project. Even though your floor is above grade, it’s important you don’t leave it out of the equation. Moisture is sneaky. In many cases, you won’t realize it’s present in your home and wreaking havoc on your flooring investment. ... Read More »

All You Need To Know About Laminate Flooring Underlayment

All You Need To Know About Laminate Flooring Underlayment

Here at Bestlaminate, we are often asked many questions about laminate flooring. With so many features to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which underlayment is the best option for your project. Perhaps your laminate flooring has underlayment pre-attached, what then? Do you need to put any additional layers underneath? Or maybe you have a radiant heating ... Read More »