Glue laminate and what you should pay attention to

A laminate floor is an inexpensive alternative to much more expensive parquet floor. Modern laminate flooring is easier to lay than ever thanks to simple click systems. In addition, improved manufacturing techniques ensure a long durability of the floor coverings. Sometimes, however, a laminate floor is additionally glued. This happens for different reasons. Read more about it here.

When it makes sense to glue laminate flooring

An additionally glued laminate floor is considered much more durable than a loosely laid floor covering. He can not move after laying and is considered dimensionally stable. Bonding is also a very good solution with regard to footfall sound insulation, since floating floorboards tend to cause an underlying panel in the ground to vibrate as well, producing disturbing noises. However, it should also be noted that a bonded flooring is not as easy to remove as conventional click laminate, which was only floating laid. The following arguments argue for bonding laminate:

  • A loosely laid floor is much louder, as the impact sound can often only be insufficiently insulated.
  • Floating flooring often tends to shift.
  • The dimensions change due to temperature effects or other influences often much more than fixedly laid floors.

What is important when gluing a floor covering such as laminate

You should definitely include the floor and the area of ​​application in the decision. So the bonding of the floor covering makes sense wherever a heavy load on the floors is to be expected, such as in corridors. The risk that the floor coverings will move in these rooms is just too big. In adjoining rooms such as bedrooms, on the other hand, it is usually sufficient to lay the floor only floating. But also consider what an expense it is, if you want to remove the already laid floor later, or even need to, for example, in a rental apartment. Floating laminate flooring can usually be removed relatively easily and without residue, so that there is nothing standing in the way of laying a new floor covering. With glued laminate, however, this is different. The effort to remove is much greater.

Lay laminate with glue

Alternatively, glue the plank boards together to provide a better connection. First put the individual pieces together with tongue and groove and check that everything is in place. If this is the case, you can glue the laminate or parquet to joints for a secure connection. However, it is very important that you immediately remove any leaking glue with a damp cloth when connecting individual boards to each other. Gluing makes perfect sense, because in this way moisture can not easily penetrate through the joints in the laminate.

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