Carpeting over Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is one of the popular choices many homeowners make because of great cost and versatility. However, those who are accustomed to walking across real hardwood flooring may feel a certain letdown on their sense of aesthetics should they use this type of flooring because of its affordability. Apart from the “fake” feel, the list of wood flooring fan complaints goes on: this flooring is slippery, not that impervious, cannot be sanded or refinished, and so on.
There is one remedy to all these squabbles against laminate flooring, and that is carpeting. Throwing a plush carpetingon a laminate floor can distract you from looking closely on the floor’s surface to see that it is not real engineered hardwoodflooring. Adhering frieze carpetingto these floors will also solve the slipping problem. Seems like an easy fix to the problem? Yes, solving laminate floor problems can be easy as a pie; however, there are certain things that you should keep in mind if you are thinking of adhering carpet to this type of flooring.
Measure the Height
One of the most common problems that most households encounter when choosing to carpet over laminate is that they cannot open or close their doors anymore because the carpet is too high. If the carpet is already adhered to the laminate, then it can become a real problem. You may have to take the doors off the hinges and trim the bottom for the carpet to fit under it. To solve this, you may want to use shorter carpets (in terms of height) in areas underneath the door.
Consider how the Flooring is Attached
It is often recommended that if you choose to stick the carpet on laminate floors, you must have a floating flooring. Floating laminate floors mean that they are not attached to the solid structure underneath it, which allows them to expand and contract according to temperature. Chances are if you attach the carpet over the floors with adhesive, it may rip the laminate over the time if the laminateflooringis glued to the subfloor.
Will You Go Back to Laminate?
If you are the type of homeowner who may want to change carpets or go back to the laminate, you may want to check your options. Some property owners tend to just lay the carpet flooring on the laminate, making sure that it is stretched at the edges with a carpet grippe