Laminate Flooring Installation: 5 Problems You Might Face

If you’ve ever considered upgrading your home with the timeless elegance of laminate flooring, you’re in for a treat. While laminate flooring offers numerous benefits such as durability, affordability, and a wide range of design options, it might not be all smooth sailing during installation.

In this article, Flooring Solutions will help you delve into five common problems you might encounter when installing laminate flooring. We’ll equip you with valuable insights and practical solutions to help you navigate any challenges, ensuring your installation project becomes a resounding success.

So, whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or plan to hire us as your professional partner, our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and know-how to achieve a flawless laminate flooring installation. Let’s start by addressing these potential hurdles and transforming your living spaces into inviting, stunning areas that reflect your style.

Problem #1: Installing Laminate Over Existing Floors

Imagine the excitement of transforming your home with new floors, and you select a beautiful laminate flooring. As you envision the stunning new look, you might contemplate taking a shortcut and installing the laminate directly over your existing floors to save time and effort.

However, as convenient as it may seem, opting for this approach can lead to a range of headaches and compromise the integrity of your new flooring. One of the primary concerns is the uneven surface beneath, and not knowing the true condition of the flooring you currently have installed. Any imperfections in the existing flooring can telegraph through the laminate, resulting in imperfections you may see as well as feel while walking.


Installing laminate over existing floors can lead to a host of problems, such as an uneven surface and potential damage to the new laminate. To avoid these issues, it’s usually best to remove any existing flooring. However, our professional installers understand the importance of addressing subfloor imperfections and removing existing flooring when necessary. At Flooring Solutions, we can guarantee a fully prepped subfloor, providing a smooth and level base for your new laminate, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing installation.


Problem #2: Not Acclimating Laminate Correctly

You might wonder, “What’s the big deal? Can’t I just unbox my laminate and start installing it?” Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Laminate needs time to adjust to the room’s conditions to remain stable and comparable to your home over the long haul. Rushing this process can jeopardize the integrity of your beautiful new floor and diminish the impact you had envisioned.

Failing to acclimate laminate correctly is a common oversight that can lead to various challenges down the road. Like any flooring material, laminate flooring is sensitive to its surroundings, such as temperature and humidity. Ignoring this crucial step might cause the planks to expand or contr