Laminate installation is a very easy thing to do. There are many laminate options too:* Glueless laminate flooring: These laminate floors snap together at the edgesIf you're installing laminate on grade, below grade, or in other areas subject to moisture, you'll also need a thin plastic underlayment to prevent seeping moisture from below. * Laminate floorings with underlayment attached: These glueless planks come with an included underlayment * Glued laminate flooring: there are great DIY guides as well. You SURE CAN install laminate over wood and even radiant heating systems too.
No, laminate is floating type of floor installed over an insulation pad. Hardwood floor has to be nailed, stapled or glued to the subfloor. If you do manage to install hardwood on top of laminate sooner or later your Laminate floor will expand due to high temperature or humidity and it will create gaps between hardwood planks.
Don't do it! Laminate should be a floating floor -- not nailed or glued down. Just pick it up!
The engineered flooring can be either floated above or glued to the concrete.
Because it shouldn't be there ! -Laminate flooring is supposed to be laid on foam mat and left 'floating', NOT glued to the floor.
In order to determine if you need more than tiles to put in laminate flooring it depends on what kind of flooring you are going to buy . There are differents options you can buy such as ones that come pre - glued or ones you have to glue yourself when installing .
You can install laminate flooring but I would not recommend it. I would suggest carpeting or a vinyl floor. There are products available such as luxury vinyl tiles that come in wood designs that can be glued directly to the floor. The thing you have to remember is when it is not climate controlled moisture plays critical part in the stability of the floor.
Most likely, if the floor was glued, it was glued with an industrial product such as PL Premium. Many laminate floors are installed as 'floating' floors which does not require glue. Unfortunately if it is difficult to pull up the laminate you may need to remove the sub floor in order to ensure a flat surface to work with when installing the new floor. If the laminate flooring does pull up and leaves indentations and low spots, simply skim coat the floor with a floor leveler product before installing the final floor.
Laminate flooring can be an attractive addition to any room of your house, but particularly rooms which must handle a lot of foot traffic, since the material is so durable and easy to clean. Although deciding to install laminate flooring can seem like a daunting task, there are just a few simple steps to follow. The most popular style of laminate flooring is a combination of board planks, fastened together with tongue and groove construction. You will always want to start at the left side of the room and work your way rightward. Spacers will need to be set up along each wall of the room, designating the expansion zone. Once you have accomplished that, begin laying down the material. Line up the short ends and lock them into place until you get to the end of the first row. Once you have, and it comes time to cut your last piece, simply measure the distance between the wall and the material and subtract a quarter inch. That is how you can estimate how large the last piece should be. As you experiment with the best ways to install laminate flooring, you will soon discover that cutting the laminate material is a task within itself. Handsaws and power tools with a carbon tipped blade are most commonly used. Always make sure that the decorative side of the laminate is facing you when you are cutting it. Keep in mind that your style of laminate flooring may require the use of a trim track, which helps to hold applicable trim in place securely. It is nailed or glued to an area called the subfloor. Also, don’t forget to keep transition elements in mind as you install your laminate flooring. These are pieces of material which serve as a bridge between your laminate flooring and other rooms in the house, so that the change between carpet, and your newly installed laminate flooring, for example, is not as visually jarring, and ends up being aesthetically pleasing. Although choosing to install laminate flooring can indeed be an arduous task, with a bit of advance planning and lots of patience, it can be a success.
Yes. Apply pressure against it until the glue sets. For the floor just glue it down.
Yes but the finish is pretty poor. The laminate will need to expand and contract. This happens at a significantly different rate to vinyl. - Its always better to get the laminate up and ply or use self leveler and lay the vinyl as new.
WHOA there Skippy!! NO NOT NEVER glue Laminate to anything it wont work Laminate is a floating floor and MUST not be glued or nailed or it will eventually buckle & be very nasty & ugly.. Cut it 1/2" short of all walls and cover the edge with a base trim or quarter round so it can slip * slide under the trim....