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Do you staple down laminate underlayment?
Last Updated: 15th May, 2020
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Just so, do you staple foam underlayment for laminate flooring?
Lay 4-mil or thicker polyethylene sheeting over the entire floor if you're using uncovered foam underlayment. Overlap the edges of the plastic 8 to 10 inches and staple it to the floor with a staple gun. Omit this step if you're using two-in-one underlayment that includes both foam and a plastic coating.
Also Know, do you have to put a moisture barrier under laminate flooring? Sometimes the underlayment is already attached for you, but you may hear the term moisture or vapor barrier when installing laminate flooring. You will need a moisture barrier underlayment when installing: On a cement subfloor. On any subfloor that has a chance of moisture coming up and soaking into the flooring.
Also, which side of underlayment goes down?
Get started by rolling out the underlayment with the silver side facing down. The tape strip should be flush up against the wall. Leave the overlapping section on the side that goes out toward the room. You'll need this section later as you continue to unroll your underlayment.
Can you staple laminate flooring?
Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not meant to be attached to the subfloor by nails or glue. Nailing the laminate flooring down would also leave marks on the flooring that would be very unappealing to the eyes.