Laminating the floor over the carpet will not only damage the laminate flooring but will also risk the lives of your loved ones.
Pros: Laminate floorings are very durable as compared to the hardwood. It is also pet-friendly and a great option for high-traffic areas.
Cons: Laminate flooring can’t be refinished like natural wood flooring. This is because it is made from a fiberboard core and a thin wood layer on the top.
If you are thinking this, then trust us; you will find yourself in the ditch of expenses real soon. You can install the flooring over the carpet, but it is never considered a good idea to install laminate flooring over the carpet.
If the subfloor is made of concrete, then the Visqueen Vapor Barrier will give you the best results. It will provide extra insulation and prevent water vapor from reaching your new flooring.
If you are thinking of installing the laminated flooring without a carpet underneath, then the first thing to do is to rip away the carpet, and then, clean the surface thoroughly.