Can Quick-Step Laminate be installed on top of an existing floor?

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Can Quick-Step Laminate be installed on top of an existing floor?

Yes, this is possible. The exact installation method depends on which floor you want to install your laminate

ON A DAMP-POROUS FLOOR COVERING

First remove any damp-porous floor covering (i.e. carpet, needle felt, etc.) before installing the Quick-Step Laminate. 

ON A DAMP-SEALER FLOOR COVERING

Damp-sealed floor covering (PV, linoleum, VCT, etc.) doesn't have to be removed but a Quick-Step levelling underlay should be installed. 

ON A WOODEN SUBFLOOR

When you have a wooden subfloor, you have to remove every existing floor covering first.

Important:

  • No signs of mould and/or insect infestations should be present.
  • Make sure the subfloor is level.
  • Nail down any loose parts.
When you have an uneven timber floor, you must install the Quick-Step underlay Thermolevel. Also, there must be sufficient ventilation in the crawl space underneath the timber floor. The moisture content of the wood must not exceed 10%. Install the new floor at ninety degrees to the existing subfloor.

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