I have purchased laminate flooring for my kitchen but not sure of the best way to install over a tiled floor. We don't want to lift up the tiles as we plan to sell the property as they look flat/level although there is a slight dip in the utility room by 0.2cm and we plan to place the laminate all the way through. Should I use an overlay first? the flooring will be slightly raised up from the living room therefore I would need a solution to join the two rooms ie skirting. Thanks
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You should always use an underlay when fitting laminate floor for two reasons. Firstly for acoustics and secondly for insulation purposes. In this case a thin underlay will suffice and I wouldn't worry too much as using thin foam underlay will let the floor settle evenly since it's only a very slight dip. You can buy special joining strips for floors of a different height. There are many different types. Any flooring store will be happy to advise. Take photographs of where you need the joining bar and they will advise you. I have many years in wooden floor laying but I generally prefer to see the job before offering advise, however that's a straight forward question.
You can fit laminate flooring over tiles and then you would need to cut Plinths to new height and where meet doors you will need to purchase door strips that allow from Laminate to carpet for example
Hi there i will take them out tiles level the room. I know maybe it will cost u What will cost u but u know u are sealing proper House with proper work done.
The best solution is to stick laminate to tile with special glue without using a substrate.
XPS Underlay - Thermal Underlay for Laminate & Wooden Flooring would be the best underlay to use in this instance. Normally at 5mm thickness, being foam based it eliminates unevenness in the sub floor surface while providing exceptional thermal insulation and noise..
As you are planning to sell, you can go ahead an laminate on top of the tile. You definitely need to underlay. You will need a door strip between the kitchen and living room.
Hey, no issue laying over tile but use a fibreboard underlay (easy and cheap to get). This will absorb issues. Use a step down edge trim available at flooring company or diy store. Easy job :-) Good Luck
You can lay laminite floor over tiles but you will require an underlay, a foil backed roll would be ideal. You don't have to remove skurting as this can cause more unnecessary work, instead use what's called a scotia strip to go around infront of the skirting to hide any expansion gaps. Finally you can get door threshold strips that match the laminite floor and vary in hight to accommodate going from one floor hight to another.
You can lay laminite floor over tiles
20mm dip is not ideal but could get away with it. You could put down some self leveling compound. Definitely use a foam underlay or boards. Just use a metal door threshold, laminate flooring to ???. They sell them in many shops. That will take up the difference.
U need to see if its level and if os worthy for you
Because if any problem you will lose 2 floors if you know what I mean
In all honesty the dip of 20mm is going to be a big undulation and cause issues with the planks bouncing. For the correct process , these tiles need to be taken up , all adhesive removed, cleaned , and then levelled with a latex self levelling compound. If youre doing the utility you may as well do the whole area to create a uniform level. This does require extra material and labour cost . However a floating laminate flooring can be layed over flat tiles given that the underlayment is inclusive of a damp proof membrane to stop any cold temperature moisture which can rise up through the tiles from the concrete base below, penetrating simple non protection underlay and affecting the quality of your laminate floor .
When laying laminate I always recommend using underlay. And the raised join from laminate to another floor covering (ie carpet) can be covered with a door strip as long as the night difference isn’t too much
Not the best idea to lay laminate over the tiles, best to take up the tiles, lay the underlay then fit the flooring, the tiles is too much of a hard surface, flooring needs that cushioned underlay for sponginess, you’ll be surprised what the difference is.