Lay carpet floating or glued on laminate

Basically, well-preserved laminate is a grateful substrate for laying carpet. The state of preservation should be checked carefully. The joints or joints of the individual panels must be assessed individually. For differences in height of more than one millimeter, consideration should be given to leveling or dismantling.

Diffusibility is prevented

In most cases, it depends on the height of the installation to decide whether a carpet can be laid on laminate or not. An average blanket needs another three to six millimeters in height, which in many cases leads to sliding doors. Any application of leveling compound with too low joint and joint height differences requires another two to four millimeters.

Before laying the carpet, make sure that the laminate is dry, undamaged, underneath and in the space between the floor and the floor. A common Auslegeware interrupts the diffusibility of the laminate, which is given by the joints. Any moisture can no longer evaporate and build up. This leads in the worst case to rotting, mold and decomposition.

Fix pointwise without imprint risk

The carpet can be fixed either in spots or in strips or glued over the entire surface. Loose installation is often required, especially in rented apartments, so that the laminate can be easily exposed when moving out. Attention must be paid to the quality, the structure and strength of the carpet. If the underside of the foam is too thin, double-sided adhesive tapes may over-press over time.

In any case, if the carpet needs to be laid loosely on the laminate, leveling foils between the adhesive spots or areas can eliminate this problem. As a rule of thumb, it can be assumed that there is no pressure on foam undersides of at least five millimeters thickness plus the fiber height.

Fully stick together

When bonding the carpet to the laminate over the entire surface, attention must be paid to the absence of grease on the laminate surface. The adhesive used must not dissolve the plastic surface of the laminate. If necessary, blocking joint joints can be closed with joint cement or the surface adhesive.

Tips & Tricks

To prevent your carpet from slipping and making waves, you can use the outer edges to punch small fixation nails into the evenly stretched carpet. Before doing so, check the flexibility of the laminate and locate any points on the floor.

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