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
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
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U must use underlay or it won't sit rite and will make noise when walking... As for the hight difference there is no fix other than lift the tiles first
The best solution is to stick laminate to tile with special glue without using a substrate.
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.
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.
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 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 lay laminite floor over tiles