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Where to Install Laminate Flooring?

Where to Install Laminate Flooring

Where to Install Laminate Flooring

You can install laminate flooring in almost every room in your home, whether it’s above or below ground, or over wood or concrete. Most manufacturers aim to make laminate flooring an “install anywhere” type of product.

Along with basements and living rooms, laminate floor installations are recommended for areas that are regularly used by children and pets. When a low noise level is desired in the midst of heavy foot traffic, a perfectly chosen underlay can make for a quieter laminate floor.

Laminate floors can also be installed on stairs without using underlay, but require following special stair installation instructions, along with the addition of laminate wood floor moldings.

It’s important to note that climatically stable environments that avoid extreme temperature swings and excessive humidity are recommended for laminate floor installations. There are also special installation procedures for radiant heated subfloors. Following manufacturer recommendations is a must for successful laminate floor installations.

Where Not to Install Laminate Flooring

Many experts will tell you to avoid laminate flooring installations in areas prone to moisture like bathrooms, laundry rooms, saunas, enclosed porches, and anywhere that may require wet mopping. Moisture coming in contact with the floor’s edges and bottom can be a problem and may cause the core of your laminate floors flooring to warp or swell.

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(5) Comments

  1. estoy remodelando toda la parte alta de mi casa quiero poner piso laminado quisiera saber si lo puedo usaren los banos o que otra opcion me recomiendan muchas gracias

    [I am remodeling the above floor in my house and I want to put laminate floor. I want to know if I can use laminate in the bathroom or if there is another option you recommend. Thank you]

    • BuildDirect Product Expert Team
      BuildDirect Product Expert Team - Reply

      Buenos días Maria!

      Gracias por su pregunta! Lo sentimos, pero usted no va a podrar usar la laminada en su baño por que no es resistente al agua y va absorber humedad. Le sugiero usar vinyl o azulejo para que dure mas. Le hemos incluido dos links de nuestros productos para que lo vea. Si tiene otra pregunta o si quiere que le mandemos muestras de nuestros productos por favor llamenos gratis a 1-877-631-2845 y unos de nuestros representantes le podra ayudar.

      https://www.builddirect.com/Vinyl-Flooring-Results.aspx

      https://www.builddirect.com/Porcelain-Tile-Results.aspx

      [Thank you for your question! Unfortunately you cannot use laminate in your bathroom because it is not water resistant and will absorb moisture. I would suggest using either tile or vinyl plank flooring to ensure it will last. I have included two links to our tile and vinyl plank floor products for you to take a look at. If you have any other questions or would like samples please feel free to give us a call at 1-877-631-2845 and one of our customer consultants would be happy to help!]

  2. We have 8mm Mountain Pine in our kitchen and would like samples of your floor panels for our living room. Would like to see samples of laminate flooring that closely match Pine. We are interested in the laminate planks that look like pine wood. Thank you.

    • BuildDirect Product Expert Team
      BuildDirect Product Expert Team - Reply

      Hello Sue,

      I would be happy to mail you samples. Please contact me at aimeezeiner@builddirect.com or 877-631-2845 ext 3305 so I can arrange to send you some.

      Here is a link to our Pine Laminate selection for you to take a peek at if you like.
      //www.builddirect.com/Result.aspx?N=0&Ntk=Primary&Ntt=laminate%20pine%20flooring&Nty=1&D=laminate%20pine%20flooring&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial

      I’ve checked our sample inventory for what you are looking for and we have a number of different samples available at the moment.

      Cheers!

      Aimee

  3. World of Tiles, Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd - Reply

    Great article, with some great advice. Laminate flooring is definitely the best option when it comes to high traffic areas, and it’s inexpensive!

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