My floor has a bend... can I still install laminate?

Discussion in 'Subfloor Preparation' started by Gabsies, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Gabsies

    Gabsies New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am looking at getting laminate for my upstairs bedroom but just as I was going to order I discovered the floor has quite a bit of a bend to it. The room is about two thirds above the garage and one third above the kitchen and I'm guessing each part rests on its own set of beams. Each part is quite smooth and flat, but the two parts are sadly at an angle. I attach a picture to illustrate the problem.

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    This strikes me as quite difficult to fix, as it is not localised to a small area. Also, the part of the room that is the least horizontal is also the biggest part.

    What would you do in this situation? Should I give up laminate and consider something else instead, like maybe vinyl?

    Cheers,
    Gabriel.
     
  2. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    You'll be fine.
     
  3. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Seen worse and fitted on worse
     
  4. Joe Singleton

    Joe Singleton Well-Known Member

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    As long as you don’t have a joint of the laminate on the actual floorboard joint you’ll be sound!


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  5. Scf

    Scf Well-Known Member

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    Same as rugmunching.
    To help it you could:
    .Run electric planer over any sharp points or high points just taking 1mm or so off.
    .Use a decent underlay.
    .Dont use a drop and lock laminate as ive found they can pop out if the floor isnt the best.
    .Go for Quickstep or similar with a good click system.
     

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