Yes. Adding laminate flooring underlayment ensures that the click lock system provides a structurally sound floor by providing proper support, stability, and noise reduction.
What happens if you don’t put underlayment under laminate flooring?
Even if your home or property’s subfloor is uneven, if your laminate floor lacks an underlayment, it could shift and move. Wear-and-tear and even warping of the floor could occur as a result. In general, the more stable your system is, the less you’ll have to spend on costly repairs.
Can I lay laminate without underlay?
You can’t go without it. It’s recommended that you purchase rolls of underlayment if your laminate planks don’t already include it.
Does vinyl need underlay?
Underlay. Underlayment isn’t necessary for the majority of vinyl floors. Using a well-cushioned vinyl floor on a level and smooth surface should suffice. In the same way that laminate flooring is installed, our Luxury Vinyl Click flooring is loose-laid to create a “floating floor.”
Can I use vinyl as underlay for laminate flooring?
If the vinyl flooring is level, in good condition, and you use underlayment, you can install laminate flooring over it. Installing laminate over a floating or loose-lay vinyl floor is not recommended.
Which is better 8mm or 12mm laminate flooring?
Resistance to the EffectsWhen compared to 8mm, the impact resistance of 12mm is significantly better. A thicker base will not be damaged by sharp objects that fall on it by accident. For this reason, 12mm laminate is often preferred in high-traffic areas.
Can I use carpet underlay for laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is not compatible with carpet underlayment. This is not the way to save money on a new floor, no matter how desperate you are to do so. Carpet underlayment is a bad idea when it comes to installing laminate flooring.