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Spongy Laminate Flooring Advice After Laying on Uneven Subfloor

Postby liquidchild101 » Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:34 am

Hi, thanks for viewing my post.

I've laid down laminate flooring on a uneven subfloor.

its become spongy (all over) and we can hear the floorboard while walking on them. like a boom of air when stepped on.

I know now that an uneven floor would do something like this. but at the time I didn't. Problems with first time (house) buyers and being strapped for cash.

We cant afford to have it taken up and the subfloor fix.

what could be our solutions? We dont mind getting a expert round to do the job but im hoping he/she could do something like one of the following.

drill a whole and use expanding foam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qfwenfjjwQ&ab_channel=AGlobalLLC

or


drill all the boards and use a screw with removable head to secure it down.

I dont know what im talking about so please be kind, but would any of these ideas work?

any other advice would be amazing

thank you for your time.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:20 pm

Hi liquidchild101,
You will do far better to remove the laminate, level the floor then relay the laminate. Lift it in the reverse sequence it was laid, keep it all in order and relaying should be fairly straightforward.
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Postby liquidchild101 » Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:26 am

Thank you for the information. i was thought that might be the answer. cheers
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