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Can Laminate Flooring be Installed Over Tile?

If you are wanting to install laminate flooring over tile, you’re in luck. Yes, you can do it but there are a few things you should know first.

Benefits of Laying Laminate Over Tile

When you lay laminate flooring over tile, you save the cost of tearing out the tile which can be quite a job. You also spare yourself the trouble of disposing the tile.

Tips for Laying Laminate Over Tile

Just because laying laminate over tile can be done doesn’t mean it should be done. If your tile is in good condition, though, it should go smoothly if you follow the helpful hints below.

  • Be sure that the surface is even – meaning that all the tiles are intact and are on a level plane.
  • The underneath tile should be of good quality so you are sure it’s not going to fall apart after the flooring is installed over it.
  • It’s highly advised that you add underlayment underneath the laminate to add cushion and to act as a moisture barrier.
  • Be sure the underlayment is completely dry before installing the laminate flooring.

How it All Lays Out

If you are set on switching your tile floor for laminate and the criteria above has been met, it should be easy enough to do yourself if you’re handy. Otherwise, the job should be affordable for a professional to tend to for you.

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