Installing flooring underlayment is an important step in the process of laying down a new floor. The underlayment, also known as a subfloor, is a soft pad that is installed beneath the laminate floor. It helps the laminate boards to connect better and makes the floor feel softer underfoot. On average, it takes 1 to 3 days to install a wooden floor, depending on the size of the area.
A two-person team of installers can typically place 750 to 1,000 square feet of apartments per day. In some cases, no subfloor is needed if the laminate floor already has one attached to its underside. However, if you're installing laminate flooring in an area that gets little attention, such as a lobby or laundry room, it's best to use a subfloor. Mark Lamanno, technical director of the flooring market at Franklin International, recommends using an extensible adhesive when installing laminate floors on stairs.
The Redupax subfloor from Sound Seal's Impacta flooring division can help reduce “hollow sound” when used under laminate floors. All you have to do is unroll one row of the standard floor subfloor in one go to keep your work area clean and clean.When installing laminate floors in a kitchen, it's important to remove the protective plate in front of the dishwasher and lift the legs at least the thickness of the floor and the subfloor. Jeff Johnson, product manager of floor covering installation systems at MAPEI, warns against sticking laminate floors together on steps and backbones of stairs as this could damage the floor. Kelly Kennedy, national sales manager for MP Global Products, also recommends using a subfloor underneath laminate floors.In conclusion, installing a subfloor is an important step in laying down a new laminate floor.
On average, it takes 1 to 3 days to install a wooden floor depending on its size. It's important to use an extensible adhesive when installing laminate floors on stairs and to remove the protective plate in front of the dishwasher when installing in a kitchen. The Redupax subfloor from Sound Seal's Impacta flooring division can help reduce “hollow sound” when used under laminate floors.