How much should a floating floor flex?

How much should a floating floor flex?

How much flex? Floating floors usually have some flex to them and much of this depends on the underlay. A common cause of major flexing (more than 1/16") is bridging, this is when the subfloor is not flat to begin with and the floating flooring 'bridges' over the low spots.

Can you put a floating floor on top of a floating floor?

Home » Blog » Laminate » Can laminate be installed on top of an existing floor? The short answer to this question is 'yes'. ... More uniform flooring like concrete, vinyl, tile and plywood, are all easy to lay laminate over, but you will need to make sure an underlay has gone down before laying your new floor.

What is the best flooring underlayment?


Should you put underlayment under hardwood floors?

While soft, thick underlayment should not be installed directly under solid hardwood flooring, it is possible to do this when there is an intervening layer of plywood. With this type of application, a dimpled underlayment such as DMX 1-Step is laid on top of the subfloor.

Can you use duct tape on underlayment?

The answer is no. We recommend to use duct tape as every hardware store carries this product. Some manufacturers sell specialized tape for underlayment but there is no extra benefit.

Should I glue underlayment to subfloor?

Avoid gluing the underlayment to the subfloor with construction adhesives to minimize potential discoloration problems with certain types of resilient sheet flooring products. underlayment with a hard, nonshrinking, quick-setting filler.

Is it better to nail or screw subfloor?

Using Improper Fasteners Using code-approved screws rather than nails is the best option for avoiding movement. If using nails for subfloor installation, stick with ring-shank nails; smooth nails may withdraw easier, leading to squeaks.