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Underlayment 101

Flooring Underlayment 101 Guide will provide you with all of the underlayment information you need. Learn everything about underlayment whether it’s from the brands, the types, or even the basics of the installation process. Anything you need, you will find it right here with Bestlaminate, your source for the best information about flooring underlayment. You can easily learn the basics below. Underlayment …

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Can I Install Laminate Flooring Over Carpet Underlayment?

Finally decided to swap your carpet for laminate flooring? Excellent! You’ve read up on all the tools and extras you need, and know you need underlayment in order to help the laminate float. You pull up the carpet and see… carpet underlayment! Since you see you already have this underlayment, you can use that to install your laminate flooring on top of, …

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What Are The Best Underlayments for Condos and Apartments

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Dear Fred, This is a really important question! For those living in apartments or condos, and have the luxury to be able to renovate them, you will have to abide by the standards set forth by your condo/apartment association or HOA. These guidelines are put in place for you, and your neighbors, comfort and safety. One of these things that is …

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Can I install underlayment under laminate with attached padding?

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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 …

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Installing Underlayment With Laminate Flooring on Stairs

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Dear Elaine, Great question! Underlayment is usually such a crucial part of laminate flooring installations, but when it comes to your staircase, you can leave your underlayment behind. When you install laminate flooring on your stairs, you must glue the planks to the thread and riser. You cannot use the click and lock installation method for this type of install. …

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How Much Underlayment Do I Need to Buy?

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Dear James, This is a common question. Since underlayment isn’t actually seen, many homeowners think that they might be able to get away with leaving a little room on the sides of the flooring, and not buying the full amount needed. That’s dangerous and it could decrease the life of your flooring. As a rule, we suggest buying as much …

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How To Install Felt Cushion 3-in-1 Flooring Underlayment

Need instructions for how to install Felt Cushion 3-in-1 flooring underlayment? We’ve got you covered. Before you install your flooring, you need to lay down the right underlayment. This offers a barrier of protection between your floors and the subfloors. With Felt Cushion 3-in-1 flooring underlayment, you get three benefits in one: 1. Offer a protective layer. 2. Keep out …

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How To Install Vapor 3-in-1 Blue Underlayment

This step-by-step illustrated guide will show you how to install Vapor 3-in-1 Blue underlayment. Underlayment is the cushion between your subfloor and your laminate flooring. There are a variety of types of underlayment available. Vapor 3-in-1 Blue underlayment is one of the most popular choices in underlayment because of how much protection it provides. 3-in-1 underlayment options offer a barrier …

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How to Install Kronoswiss Provent Vapor Underlayment

Congratulations on your new laminate flooring! Before you lay your first plank or tile, you need to install the underlayment. Underlayment is one of the most important steps. When installed correctly, it can help your floor last for longer and make your home more comfortable. Most people doing their own installation of laminate flooring install the underlayment on their own. …

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