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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 Should I Prepare for my Vinyl Flooring Installation?

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Dear Ben, Congratulations on getting your new flooring! It’s always exciting when you’re on the verge of making a major update to your home. You’re smart to wait before jumping in blindly. Preparation is key in flooring projects! Here are a few important items to look for before you begin the installation process. Holes or Cracks in Your Subfloor Your …

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How Should I Prepare for a Laminate Flooring Installation?

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Dear Pamela, First of all, congratulations on your new flooring! Putting in new floors can change the look of your home. Fortunately, installing laminate flooring isn’t hard. Here are some of our top tips to make your installation project a little bit easier and keep things moving along stress free. 1. Let the floor acclimate. Before you install your flooring, …

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Is there a special installation process for laminate flooring in bathrooms?

How to install laminate flooring in bathrooms is a common dilemma for homeowners. Provided you take certain precautions, laminate flooring can be used and will look great in bathrooms. As long as you follow the precautions below, you should have a beautiful floor that will last for years! Use A Square Edge Design In general, it is recommended that a square edge …

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