What goes under the laminate flooring?

It is rolled out between the actual laminate flooring planks and the subfloor.Very often, particularly in a below-grade installation on a concrete basement floor, a vapor barrier is recommended in addition to the underlayment. That vapor barrier would go between the subfloor and the underlayment.
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Do you need underlayment for laminate flooring with padding?

If you are installing your laminate flooring with the pre-attached underlayment over a cement subfloor, you will want to use a vapor barrier. This type of underlayment does not have any additional padding, so it will not pose a risk to your laminate flooring.
  • How do you install underlayment?

    1. unroll the underlayment. Unroll the Underlayment.
    2. run underlayment next to longest wall in room. Run the Underlayment.
    3. covering the floor with underlayment. Cover the Floor.
    4. cut away excess underlayment.
    5. cutting boards for installation.
    6. put in the spacers for transition strip.
    7. Protect the Face.
    8. Use a Shorter Piece.
  • What do you put under laminate flooring?

    It is rolled out between the actual laminate flooring planks and the subfloor.Very often, particularly in a below-grade installation on a concrete basement floor, a vapor barrier is recommended in addition to the underlayment. That vapor barrier would go between the subfloor and the underlayment.
  • Do I need an underlay for vinyl?

    Underlay. Most vinyl floors don't need an underlay. If the surface you're laying on is level and smooth, a well-cushioned vinyl floor should be fine on its own. Our Luxury Vinyl Click flooring is laid using the same as technique as laminate options in that it's loose laid creating a "floating floor".

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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