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Flooring advice

Bought a load of laminate, fitter has recommended howdens high performance underlay which is 5mm thick and includes damp proof membrane. Reading online it seems underlay for laminate should be between 1-3mm, but is this not including the membrane? Would 5mm be alright? Cheers

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  • Yeh 5mm will be fine.
  • Ta, don't want to get it wrong it's quite a large area.
  • Depends on the clearance to your doors and skirting if you are keeping the old and fitting to under it rather than ripping it off and nailing on new beading.

    If you are replacing carpet, 5mm will still leave loads (maybe too much) clearance.

    If you are replacing 1-3mm underlay, you may not it it under.

    Thicker underlay is generally better and can have soundproofing which can be a requirement if you are laying it in a flat as sometimes the lease prohibits non-carpet flooring due to the noise.
  • Saw the title of this thread & thought someone wanted advice as to how to deal with Pie Man Evans.....
  • Saw the title of this thread & thought someone wanted advice as to how to deal with Pie Man Evans.....

    Check the decking thread.
  • I would ask Ben Stokes
  • Sandbags. Or build on a hill.
  • Depends on the clearance to your doors and skirting if you are keeping the old and fitting to under it rather than ripping it off and nailing on new beading.

    If you are replacing carpet, 5mm will still leave loads (maybe too much) clearance.

    If you are replacing 1-3mm underlay, you may not it it under.

    Thicker underlay is generally better and can have soundproofing which can be a requirement if you are laying it in a flat as sometimes the lease prohibits non-carpet flooring due to the noise.

    Cheers Neil, it's basically a blank canvas. Old underlay and carpet is gone as is all skirting. Doors will also be replaced.

    Don't especially need it to be soundproof but quieter is of course nicer.
    My main concern is whether it will be too spongy with thicker underlay and over time cause boards to come apart.
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