Forum Title: Laminate flooring on squeaky timber?
Hi, Hubby and I and decorating the house before our first baby is born (due in August). We have explored our options and we thought laminate flooring would be best for the bedrooms. However, we have squeaky timber all over the top floor and we were wondering if it would wise to lay laminate on top of it. If it's ok, what can we do to make sure the new flooring is fitted well and avoid creaky laminate in the future? Or should we consider carpets instead? Any help is highly appreciated
Category: Flooring Post By: WILLIE ROGERS (Grapevine, TX), 03/04/2019

Dee_UK said: ? Hi, Hubby and I and decorating the house before our first baby is born (due in August). We have explored our options and we thought laminate flooring would be best for the bedrooms. However, we have squeaky timber all over the top floor and we were wondering if it would wise to lay laminate on top of it. If it's ok, what can we do to make sure the new flooring is fitted well and avoid creaky laminate in the future? Or should we consider carpets instead? Any help is highly appreciated Click to expand... Is the top floor mentioned already covered in laminate or carpet? I'd certainly re-nail or screw down the floor to eliminate the squeaks before proceeding. Existing floor surfaces need to be very flat if you install laminate. Any high spots or low spots need to be corrected (leveled or filled) so that the new laminate floor doesn't flex or bounce as it's walked on. The flatness tolerances are typically less than a 1/4 deviation in 10 feet to meet the manufacturers requirements. How old is the home, and what kind of surface will the new flooring be layed on? ......plywood, particle board, strip wood floors?

- PEARL SCHWARTZ (Pittsburg, CA), 05/10/2019

It had carpet that we've already removed. The house is from the 1960s and we're thinking of laying the new laminate flooring on top of a hard board and underlay. Is laminate a better choice here or carpet?

- MELANIE ALVARADO (Ontario, CA), 04/25/2019

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