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Can you install laminate flooring over glued down carpet?


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Answered 2012-11-14 08:15:25

Not a very good idea. You should remove the carpet and use the thin foam that is required for laminate flooring.

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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.


Yes. Apply pressure against it until the glue sets. For the floor just glue it down.


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....


every manufacturer would tell you NO will void every warrentee ! is your new Lino full glued or the newer floating type Lino/vinyl ?


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Carpet is not supposed to be glued to the pad, and I really can't imagine what advantage that would give you.


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