How thick of laminate flooring do I need?

Laminate flooring should be between 6-12mm thick. If you find thicker than 12mm, it’s an inaccurate measurement–possibly including attached padding.

Laminate floors must between 6-12 mm thick. If you find a thickness greater than 12mm, this is an inaccurate measurement – may include any padding. If you want the highest quality hardwood, go for 10mm or 12mm.

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Another common query is “What is the average thickness of laminate flooring?”.

The fibers are bonded together and layered with additional materials to provide moisture resistance, a realistic appearance and a tough, protective surface. Laminates vary in thickness but most average between 5/16 and 3/8 inch. In comparison, today’s solid hardwood flooring averages from 3/8 to 3/4 inch in thickness.

Is thicker laminate flooring better?

While you still have to stay within the manufacturers’ limits, thicker laminate floor boards are better at spanning uneven subfloor. They also provide a bit more insulation between the subfloor and your feet, which can be important in the colder months. Thicker laminate boards even “sound” different underfoot compared to thinner laminate.

Overall both 10mm and 12mm are good choices, with 12mm being closer to hardwood. 8mm is a good choice if budget is a concern, you’ll just have to look a bit harder to find a good quality laminate.

Laminate flooring is most likely to last longer than carpet. It is durable scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. Supply and fit of Laminate Floors can be between 3-11 $ Even though the two flooring options are similarly priced, but the high-quality carpets will cost more than the same class laminate flooring.

Another question we ran across in our research was “Is laminate better than hardwood?”.

Hardwood flooring typically has a better reputation than laminate, but a lot of that has to do with how long it’s been around. Walk into any old home, even those built back in the late 1800s, and you may find some well-loved hardwood underneath years of vinyl tile.

What should I do before installing laminate flooring?

Before installing laminate flooring over concrete, prepare the surface properly. Remove baseboards and molding. After ensuring that the floor is level, install the moisture barrier sheeting of polyethylene film, overlapping the edges by 8 inches. Tape the seams using a polyethylene tape. Some laminate flooring comes with a foam backing.