What do I need to look out for on the subfloor before laying?
Nowadays, laying laminate flooring is so easy that you no longer need a professional craftsman to do it. But before you start laying it, you need to make sure that the subfloor is suitable.
The requirements on the laminate subfloor
Substrates with surface differences of more than 2 mm per running metre must be sanded or filled.
The subfloor must be as firm as possible. This ensures that the subfloor of the laminate flooring is not elastic or does not become pressed under load.
Since rising subfloor moisture has to be expected with mineral subfloors in particular, a vapour barrier must be laid first to prevent rising moisture.
Suitable substrates for laminate flooring
- mineral substrates (such as screed, concrete, asphalt)
- chipboard structures
- wooden floorboards
- old substrates with existing hard coverings (stone, ceramic, PVC)
When installing laminate, remember to use accessories such as an installation set, impact sound insulation or vapour barrier film and make sure to pre-store the laminate in the room for 48 hours before installation in order to adjust it to the room temperature and humidity. Use the laying instructions for laminate that you can find on our website.