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Old 07-22-09, 07:45 AM
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I am installing a Pergo floor that has backing. I want to also put down underlayment. Is there any reason that I should not use underlayment with laminate flooring that has backing?
 
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I am installing a Pergo floor that has backing. I want to also put down underlayment. Is there any reason that I should not use underlayment with laminate flooring that has backing?
 
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Old 07-22-09, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ltravis View Post
I am installing a Pergo floor that has backing. I want to also put down underlayment. Is there any reason that I should not use underlayment with laminate flooring that has backing?
By "underlayment", I'm assuming you mean an additional foam pad for floating floors? I'm not sure what advantage you are trying to gain by doing so. I would not recommend it. Ignore the fact that one layer is attached to the laminate...it would be the same as installing a laminate with no backing, but rolling out 2 layers of foam under it -- by doubling layers, the floor will be spongy, and the laminate will deflect when you walk on it, eventually weakening the locking system.
 
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Old 07-25-09, 08:42 AM
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No extra underlayment needed. If you are on concrete make sure to put 6 mil poly down 1st and overlap 8".
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