Want Laminate Flooring, but not the echo?
Try these laminate flooring tips.
Laminate floors are kid-friendly
floors installed as a floating floor
rather than glued down will sometimes have
an echo when walked on due to the gap
between the sub-floor material and the
laminate floor itself. To reduce or
eliminate this echo, consider these few
First, get good laminate
flooring underlayment padding to put between
your laminate flooring and your slab,
original floors or sub-floor. Choosing a
'cheap' underlayment will certainly cause
your new, beautiful laminate floor to sound
A good underlayment padding, made
from foam, plastic, or rubber will absorb
much of the sound that is created when you
walk on your laminate floors. The better the
padding, the higher quality sound you will
achieve. Make sure you put down an even
layer all around with your underlayment. Any
gaps or uneven spots will forever be felt
under your feet.
Another way to keep the echo
down from your
floors is to get good quality flooring
that is as thick as possible. The thicker
the actual pieces of laminate floors, the
heavier it is. The heavier the planks are,
the more they will cling to the slab beneath
them. This will create a better seal and
reduce all noise from the laminate floors.