Can I install Laminate flooring directly over my carpet?
Is it okay to install laminate over existing vinyl flooring?
Yes, however you may still have to use the manufacturer’s underlayment to have a warranty.
Is it okay to use Laminate in a wet area or in a basement?
Yes, there are special techniques to use when installing laminate in a wet area, but it can be done.
Can Laminate flooring be refinished?
No, unlike hardwood flooring, once laminate is worn it cannot be refinished.
I have a large dog. Is laminate a good choice for me?
Most laminate flooring is considerably more scratch resistant than hardwood flooring, but it still scratches and wears when exposed to pet nails.
I heard laminate flooring sounds hollow when you walk on it. Does that make it sound cheap?
Laminate does have a different sound when you walk on it, however, there are acoustical underlayments that deaden the echo and make it sound much more like a real hardwood floor.
I walked on my friends laminate floor and it felt spongy? Are they supposed to feel that way?
Laminate floors are not attached to the subfloor. They float above on top of a dense cushion. As a result, they do have give when you walk on them. In certain situations it will be more noticeable if there is a slight dip in the substrate.