Installing underlayment for laminate flooring is one the most important steps in laminate flooring installation done correctly. Foam underlayment for laminate flooring provides its stability, works as a noise reducer, allows for natural contraction of the planks and brings more effective moisture control. Since installing of the underlayment for laminate flooring is provided to fill the gap between planks and the subfloor, producing the stable-yet-inexpensive end effect, you have probably asked yourself – can I install laminate flooring over concrete? The answer is yes: with the right characteristics of concrete and by installing the underlayment for laminate flooring carefully, your flooring will be long-lasting and nice in appearance. We bring you what to look when installing laminate flooring on a concrete surface.
How to install laminate flooring over concrete for best results
Before installing an underlayment for laminate flooring, the newly constructed concrete should rest for minimum thirty day period. After the material has adequately dried, check the moisture level with a moisture meter, which will give you a precise information on whether the concrete is suitable for installation or not. Regardless of the quality of laminate, we advise you not to install laminate flooring over concrete of a basement and similar areas that are possibly prone to flooding. When installing the underlayment for laminate flooring, make sure that the concrete surface is flat and even and always remember to thoroughly clean it with a special concrete cleaner.
Is laminate click flooring installation possible on concrete?
Our quality laminate floorings generally require a plastic vapour barrier if laid down on a concrete with decent characteristics . This means that there is no great difference on whether you install laminate flooring over concrete or wood in terms of installation: simply start by installing the underlayment for laminate flooring as usual.