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Why a vapour barrier?

A vapour barrier or vapour retarder is used in the building industry to prevent water vapour from precipitating as condensation in the thermal insulation or flooring. In the laminate flooring sector, the vapour barrier is a film that is usually made of polyethylene (PE film). It prevents moisture from penetrating through the subfloor into the laminate flooring.

Would you like to learn more? Then take a look at the insulation for laminate from LOGOCLIC® and find out about the right products for your project.

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Can I lay laminate on underfloor heating?

Yes. Due to the high material density, laminate is ideally suited for installation on hot water heating systems. Laminate has optimal thermal conductivity. The heat from the underfloor heating can easily pass through the material and is absorbed very little.

As hot water underfloor heating systems are laid in a screed bed, it is important to carry out a moisture test first and then heat-up according to protocol before laying the laminate.

A vapour barrier is actually always necessary between the screed and the laminate. Whether you need additional impact sound insulation, and if so, what kind, depends on the laminate for underfloor heating. The best solution here is a laminate floor such as Silentos (thermal resistance: 0.103 m²K/W) with its extreme thermal conductivity and only 0.3 mm material thickness. For more information, see the topic insulating underlay for underfloor heating. Do you want to learn more about insulation?

How thick is laminate?

Laminate from LOGOCLIC® can be bought in different thicknesses. Starting from laminate 7 millimetres thick through to 10 millimetres thick and sizes in between. When choosing, personal needs and requirements should be balanced with the properties of the respective ranges.

Would you like to learn more? Then take a look at laminate flooring from LOGOCLIC®.

Can I lay laminate flooring on PVC?

The good news is: it might be possible to install the laminate on top of the old floor. When laying laminate over PVC, you do not need a vapour barrier film provided it is dry. However, impact sound insulation is recommended. You will find all this and the laying installation accessories in the LOGOCLIC® range, available at the BAUHAUS specialist centre.

We want to lay laminate flooring on wooden floorboards. Which underlay do we use?

In order to lay laminate flooring on old wooden floorboards, there are a few things to bear in mind: As a general rule, polyethylene film should not be used as an intermediate layer, as there must be an exchange of moisture between the laminate flooring and the old floorboards.

You should also take any unevenness in the subfloor into account. This can be evened out with a thicker underlay mat, such as XPS Maxima or special wood fibre boards. At LOGOCLIC® you will find different underlays such as impact sound insulation, vapour barrier or thermal insulation. Some products are true all-rounders. For example the Pro Acoustic Light+  insulating underlay, which also acts as a vapour barrier, impact sound insulation and levels out unevenness.

Would you like to learn more? Then take a look at insulation.

Can I lay laminate flooring on tiles?

With the right preparation, it is possible to leave the old tiled floor in place. Compared to vinyl flooring, there is no danger with laminate on tiles that the joints on the new covering will show through. To lay laminate flooring on tiles, the subfloor should meet a few requirements:

  • The tiled floor should be level
  • The tiled area should be dry
  • The tiles and the subfloor should be stable

Therefore, before laying, check that the subfloor has a maximum height difference of 3 millimetres per running metre. This value should not be exceeded, as the laminate may yield too much under load at these points and crack, especially in the area of the joints. Smaller uneven areas such as joints between individual tiles can be eliminated with the help of levelling compound.

Would you like to learn more? Then take a look at laminate flooring from LOGOCLIC®.

How long does laminate last?

The service life of flooring is an important criterion when making a purchase decision. Laminate from LOGOCLIC® is very high quality and therefore also very durable. This can also be seen in the LOGOCLIC® warranty, which lasts for up to 30 years. Learn more about the advantages of laminate.

What needs to be taken into account for the direction in which laminate is laid?

The direction in which laminate is laid refers to the orientation of the individual panels in relation to the walls.

  • Longitudinal direction means alignment parallel to the long side of the room.
  • Transverse direction is parallel to the short side of the room.
  • Diagonal describes alignments that are not at right angles to a wall.

Since there is a lot of work involved in laying laminate and you want to enjoy your floor for a long time, you should consider in advance how you want to lay the floor. 

We will be happy to give you tips on how to lay laminate.

We have underfloor heating throughout the house and cannot drill into the screed. How do we fix the transition profiles?

If underfloor heating is present, it is not possible to simply drill into the screed and alternative fastening techniques are necessary. But here too, LOGOCLIC® provides a remedy thanks to its product variety of adapter and transition profiles.

Using assembly adhesive: LOGOCLIC® profiles can not only be attached using screws, most profiles are also suitable for the adhesive method. If this is the case, there are special adhesive grooves on the underside of the profiles. These serve to enlarge the adhesive surface. Attach the transition profiles quickly and easily using assembly adhesive (note setting time).

Self-adhesive profiles: Some of the profiles are also self-adhesive and do not require any external adhesive application. Remove the adhesive film just before attaching the profile, then firmly attach the profile to the expansion joint. Prerequisite for this: the floors to be joined should have the same height.

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Which formats is laminate available in?

 As diverse as the possible uses of modern laminate are, its appearance is equally varied. This not only concerns colour and decor, laminate formats are also diversified. There are long floorboards, narrow panels or standard laminate formats to choose from.

  • The dimension 1285 x 192 mm is standard panel format.
  • Panels are available in the thicknesses 7 millimetres, 8 millimetres, 9 millimetres and 10 millimetres.
  • In terms of width, there are panels 192 mm wide (e.g. Family laminate flooring) and 327 mm (e.g. Vinto laminate flooring).
  • In addition, you will find the Vinto longboard 2000 from LOGICLIC®, which at a length of 2000 millimetres achieves the same effect as floorboards.

At LOGOCLIC® you will find different formats of laminate flooring.