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Can You Install New Laminate Flooring Over an Existing Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is an excellent material for nearly any flooring purpose and can suit a variety of rooms in your home. It is a durable, long-lasting material that makes for a solid investment and a cost-effective way to get a wooden floor look!

But one of the questions we get is whether or not installing new laminate flooring over existing laminate flooring is advisable. And while we don’t recommend this approach, read on to find an alternative solution.

Why it is Not Recommended

1. The floor height will be raised by a significant amount

While this small increase may not sound like a significant change, installing laminate flooring over another will cause all baseboards, doors and door jambs to be raised. If laminate flooring is installed in the kitchen, the small increase in floor height can also cause issues with fitting kitchen appliances under fixed-height countertops.

2. Laminate flooring is a floating floor

This means that you essentially have two floating floors for installing one laminate flooring over another. You will now be dealing with issues of one or both floors start shrinking, expanding, or gap.

Hire a Quality Installer

Installing one laminate flooring over another can cause more costly problems to fix over time. For this reason, we always recommend removing the existing laminate before installing a new one. Hiring a professional flooring company that can perform laminate flooring installation correctly to save time and money is also a good option.

A quality installer is equipped with the right tools and equipment and has the training to assess the space, including any difficulties that may arise with laminate flooring installation.

Benefits of Laminate Flooring

New water-resistant laminate flooring is ideal for areas that are susceptible to moisture like bathrooms and kitchens. The material is water-resistant, and our professional technicians will ensure your flooring is installed properly the first time!

Learn more about laminate flooring and all of its frequently asked questions at Deerfoot Carpet. Contact us to book a showroom appointment, or send us pictures of your space for a FREE estimate!

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