Has anyone ever used the laminate with the underlayment attached? I am looking at Worthington Laminate flooring made by Tarkett. I want to use it in my home office. Sound OK????
no one is answering your question. We have laminate flooring without any backing but the installer put a sheet of white padding under it. We love it but I have seen the padded laminate flooring and I would think it would be okay. Not sure if the padding would hold moisture...ask your local flooring person or find it on Goggle and see what the other people say. Sorry I can't help you. My laminate flooring is Wilsonart.
I'm in my study on a laminate floor. It is cheap stuff with attached backing from Costco and I am very pleased with it. This is a low traffic area and I expect the laminate will outlast me.
Many of the laminates you find these days are available with the attached underlayment or padding. In fact I have seen some that are available either with or without the attached backing.
In my experience, the laminate joint is the most important thing. Some are such well-designed joints that they don't come apart no matter what, while others come apart easily. The tight joints - like with this Costco laminate - make the floor more durable and more difficult to damage.
If your choice is one without attached backing, you will need to use sheet backing. There are several grades of the sheet backing and a good flooring store should be able to show you the differences.
I don't think holding moisture is a significant concern; those I have seen would not be expected to hold moisture.
For more on laminates, and installing them, read that topic on my website at www.bobf.info.
Lillymae, the brand you mention should work fine in a home office where the traffic is low. In another website that I frequent one of the regulars tried to power sand off the facing and he ended up doing more damage to the sandpaper than to the laminate. It is a tough aluminum oxide.
I used the insulated underlayment under mine .My floor is insulated under but decided a little extra would not do any harm and I can feel the difference in that laminate than the one that does not have it .But have to call the installer again as it seems to have areas on the floor where it is lifting the corners up and I know he did not put it tight to the wall so it can move .They replaced it once already and this time I am choosing something else .Not happy with it at all .I even have several spots where it is a danger .It was not cheap laminate either .Installer and manufacturer gave me warranty .
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