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Old 09-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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I am installing floating Laminated Floor. The instruction says it can be installed on any surface as long as the surface is flat. Since my room currently already have have the carpet. Can I just overlay the floating Laminated floor over that?

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Old 09-21-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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about the only type of carpet you could possibly go over is a commercial grade
that is glued directly to the floor. Put some of the laminate together on top of
the carpet to see if there is any movement when stepped on, if there is NO

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Old 09-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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Putting a laminate floor over any sort of carpet would be an incredibly poor idea. Although technically a floating floor, it needs a solid substrate. Carpet ain't it.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Worked on a job a few yrs. ago where a bank was converted to a restaurant. Glue down commercial grade carpet (as "rugdummy" described) was in place. It WAS NOT coming up without a lot of effort and expense that the new owners could not afford. Laminate was professionally installed, BUT warranty was voided because it went in over the old carpet. (Owners were willing to take the risk...) Restaurant lasted less than a year and I don't think there were any problems, BUT if you have carpet and pad (as in a typical residential situation) I think you're asking for trouble. Take a piece of typical laminate flooring and see how easy it is to break the tongue off. Walking on the laminate with the "give" of carpet and pad underneath and your floor will be breaking apart in no time. This is not my area of expertise by any means, but I have installed a few of thousand feet in my own home, in-laws homes, and a for few customers. I would pull the carpet.
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Thanks for all the advices... I will get rid of carpets before put on the laminated floor.
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good advice all around.
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installing laminated flooring around fireplace
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Karen please go back and add your own post, do not just add onto someone elses.

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