Laminate Install Question

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Old 09-05-17, 09:32 PM
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Laminate Install Question

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i am planning on installing laminate in our kitchen, dining room and family room.

Currently we have carpet in the family and dining room. Viny is in the kitchen. The subfloor is concrete.

My question is, after i remove the carpet in the family room and dining room, should i also remove the vinyl in my kitchen? The vinyl is at most 1/8" of an inch thick. Can the laminate transition from the family and dining room right into the kitchen over the vinyl?
 
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What kind of underlayment do you plan to use under the laminate?
 
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Laminate is not typically a good idea in any location which can get wet, like a kitchen.
 
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What is the elevation difference of the subfloors between your kitchen and dining/living room? If they are all on the same concrete slab and at the same elevation then the vinyl in the kitchen should come up.
 
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What is the elevation difference of the subfloors between your kitchen and dining/living room? If they are all on the same concrete slab and at the same elevation then the vinyl in the kitchen should come up.
They are both on the same concrete subfloor. To be honest the actual vinyl is only about 1/16".....but the edges are curling up making it roughly 1/8".
 
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The underlayment is already attached to the laminate. It is 2MM thick.
 
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It is? Hmmm, I never saw that before. Then again, I've only done about 10 of them. No matter what, I think that you can use your own underlayment, if it will help you level the floor between rooms.
 
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Remove the vinyl so you have a completely flat surface to work with. Click lock doesn't like bumps and changes in elevation. On a slab I would look into at least using a 6 mil poly under the laminate even though it has a cushion layer already attached to it. You need to guard against moisture from the slab which will destroy your laminate. Run the plastic sheathing up the walls slightly and hide behind the baseboard.
 

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