So, you want to fit your laminate flooring onto a concrete floor? Worry not, it’s perfectly possible to fit laminate flooring to concrete; in fact, it’s one of the easiest ways to do it.
Prepare the concrete
First off, check that the concrete floor itself is smooth, level and clean. Clean the floor by scraping any plaster from the concrete and then vacuuming extensively to collect any dust or debris. If it’s just been laid, wait until the concrete is completely dry.
Lay the underlay
Next you’ll need to lay your sub floor. This is sometimes called ‘laminate underlay’. Look for one that has a damp-proof membrane in it. Also consider a thick laminate underlay if soundproofing is a factor (i.e. for upstairs rooms or flats). When you lay the underlay, leave a 16 mm gap around piping. Lay the whole room in parallel lengths and then trim to fit.
Now it’s time to fit the laminate. Laying laminate with a tongue and groove fitting is incredibly easy, However, you can still ask a professional floor fitter to come and lay your laminate if you’d prefer. Laminate is a versatile and durable flooring choice and offers more variety than real wood. Currently popular choices include black laminate flooring that can be found at retailers such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/black.html.
Concrete is actually the perfect choice when it comes to laying laminate, provided you clean it well first, ensure it’s dry and also lay a suitable laminate underlay.