Padding for laminate floors

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Can I leave the existing carpet pad under my laminate floor?

Padding for laminate floors

When you remove carpet in order to replace it with laminate flooring, it is tempting to use the carpet pad instead of the correct pad for the new floor. Resist the temptation. Carpet pad is too thick and too soft to work correctly. If you do leave the carpet pad, the new floor will be mushy.

   

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