07:35PM | 02/17/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
1 lifetime posts
have a rather naive question :
We are thinking to install laminate interlocking floors in our condominium complex.
Some folks come up the idea; not to rip ut the carpeting but live and install the laminate floor on the top.
Sounds interesting and we would like to hear about the idea from you.
Looks like if the carpet must be stripped out most owner stay away from the laminate floors.


03:38AM | 02/18/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi bsary,

First, I should say, Harrison Hot Springs!, great place. My wife and I were there about 15 years ago. Lovely!

As to your question...Maybe one of the flooring gurus will know of a way, but this sure doesn't sound like a good idea to me. What possible benefit would there be to leaving the carpet there?

I haven't installed laminates personally, but most flooring benefits from having a sturdy and solid subfloor.

Best of luck, and enjoy those waters!

-k2 in CO

[This message has been edited by k2 (edited February 18, 2004).]


08:31AM | 02/18/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
Do not do it. The carpet and pad would make the floor fail.
The only time it can be done over carpet, is if the carpet is glued to the floor with no pad, and the existing carpet is level loop low pile commercial.


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