Floating a floor over carpet?

Old 04-21-02, 05:45 PM
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Floating a floor over carpet?

I have a house with a berber carpet throughout.

Since I'm currently single and enjoy dancing, I was thinking of laying a laminate floor in the spare bedroom to use a dance studio. I'm thinking of floating the new floor over the existing carpet because I really don't know what I might need that room for in the future and I might want the carpeted space back in the future.

The carpet is not a thick pile. My question is: can I expect a reasonable degree of success floating the floor over the carpet? Are there any products that would be better or worse than any others for this intended purpose?

Old 04-22-02, 07:40 AM
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Don't do it! I know of no laminate floor brand warrantee that will be valid if installed on carpet. You won't be happy with the result either because there will not be satisfactory support for the laminate planks.

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