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    Carpet on laminate flooring

    Has anybody tried laying carpet on a hard laminate flooring and if so can it be done and is it ok? Or is it recommended to remove laminate first?

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    One thing does come to mind... If you did put carpet ontop of laminate flooring, you might not be able to open your internal doors. I would think it would raise the carpet up to high. What do you wreckon?:thinking:

    Original Poster

    Yeah i realise that would be the case and i would have to plain some material off the doors for them to close properly. Im just concerned about the carpet bubbling up over time or maybe moving?

    matt-the-blade;3220594

    Yeah i realise that would be the case and i would have to plain some … Yeah i realise that would be the case and i would have to plain some material off the doors for them to close properly. Im just concerned about the carpet bubbling up over time or maybe moving?



    Yeh thats true... I wreckon its worth the hard graft now to save yourself a jobby later! I think over time the carpet would start to lose its grip underneath and start travelling resulting in creasing.

    Does that make sense?

    Original Poster

    Im just wondering though if i put some good grippy underlay down first and used some gripper rods whether that would prevent it. Need somebody with first-hand experience, lol.

    We laid our new living room carpet over laminate flooring, needed to plane the bottoms of the doors but its fine, used quality gripper so no issues with movement.

    Have you ever tried to get laminate up thats been glued down? its a right laugh

    matt-the-blade;3220685

    Im just wondering though if i put some good grippy underlay down first … Im just wondering though if i put some good grippy underlay down first and used some gripper rods whether that would prevent it. Need somebody with first-hand experience, lol.



    I agree.... have you popped into a Carpet shop to ask their opinion?

    Or dya think they might laugh at ya??

    Original Poster

    No not yet. Im calling to the shop tonight so will ask for there advice. Teambintip did you use underlay aswel as decent gripper?

    matt-the-blade;3220745

    No not yet. Im calling to the shop tonight so will ask for there advice. … No not yet. Im calling to the shop tonight so will ask for there advice. Teambintip did you use underlay aswel as decent gripper?



    Yep, though not particularly high quality

    Assuming the laminate is not glued or nailed down, it should be easy to lift. My inlaws had carpet laid on top of some parquet flooring and that was fine but if you have poor quality laminate, laid on a damp proof membrane, I would lift it.

    If it has been properly glued to a concrete floor - do not try and remove it.......you will be there for weeks.

    I just asked the bf (he's a carpet fitter) he said its fine, just like laying on a wooden floor. just have to plane the doors down a bit and maybe stoop if your reallllly tall.. lol

    ChipSticks;3220950

    I just asked the bf (he's a carpet fitter) he said its fine, just like … I just asked the bf (he's a carpet fitter) he said its fine, just like laying on a wooden floor. just have to plane the doors down a bit and maybe stoop if your reallllly tall.. lol




    It's handy when you change light bulbs..:thumbsup:

    i wouldnt recommend laying carpet onto laminate floor only if you are using a felt backed carpet (and not hessian with ulay/gripper etc)., you can then spray it down, but may damage the laminate floor.
    laminate is a floating floor and can expand etc, so i would not reccomend it,
    i work in a carpet shop

    Just fitted carpet over laminate yesterday,,You will need the carpet with the white backing if glueing tho as woven carpet will need underlay

    Looks like laminate is out of fashion then from all the responses of people who have done this!

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    harlzter;3222556

    Looks like laminate is out of fashion then from all the responses of … Looks like laminate is out of fashion then from all the responses of people who have done this!



    I have laminate flooring in my bedroom, i'm not looking forward to cold feet again this winter! :roll:

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    No, it's floors that are out of fashion.
    I've just put mine up in the loft.

    laminate flooring still sells, but i have noticed more and more people are getting it up for carpet and even cushionfloor (vinyl) inn some cases for halls etc

    Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet and underlay to use ?

    Meshelly

    Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet … Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet and underlay to use ?




    Felt backed carpet and mushroom tape.

    Meshelly

    Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet … Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet and underlay to use ?



    Winalot and Turkey feather.

    Meshelly

    Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet … Wanted to put Capet over my lam flooring any advice on what type of Capet and underlay to use ?



    If the laminate is well fitted, has no movement and is without beading you can have a "professional" installation with glued gripper and underlay. Door clearance will almost certainly be a problem though, carpet and underlay for a typical 8mm underlay and twist carpet will add ~14mm. I would certainly recommend taking up the laminate if you want to go this route.

    Otherwise, as Mark2111 says, felt backed carpet secured with carpet tape or DIY grade adhesive is the way to go. If you don't use an adhesive, the carpet will ruck and move. You could also lay an action back carpet wall to wall but you will not be able to adhere it well because the backing will not stick properly with DIY grade adhesive, so the carpet will move.

    Lating carpet onto laminate after we take down wall
    Good idea??
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