Can I use 1/4 carpet foam for laminate underlayment?


Old 10-04-10, 12:18 PM
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Can I use 1/4 carpet foam for laminate underlayment?

We're replacing carpet in a family room with Bruce laminate flooring. The subfloor is plywood. Since the laminate does not come with underlayment and needs it, can we use the existing 1/4" carpet foam underlayment for the laminate underlayment? We don't need a vapor barrier, so we would go with separate 2-in-1 laminate underlayment if we need to. If we can use the 1/4 foam this would save considerable time and money. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-10, 12:23 PM
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Posts: 21,045 will be too flexible. Use the manufacturers recommendation or an equivalent.

Saving a bit of time and money now will lead to craking and cracking and possible entire replacement of your new flooring.

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