Can I install hardwood flooring on top of laminate?

Can I install hardwood flooring on top of laminate?

Yes, you can! As long as the laminate is clean and level, hardwood flooring can be installed over it. There's no need to rip up the existing laminate.

Depending on the laminate's thickness, there could be height issues with the flooring in an adjacent room.

In that case, all that would be needed is the proper transition strip. It’s a good idea to check with the flooring experts first.

This transition isn’t unusual

While laminate is an affordable, attractive alternative, let's face it: It's not genuine wood. Once people get a sense of wood's warmth and charm, it's just a natural transition.

It can also be the most cost-effective choice in the long term. Hardwood floors last for decades, and they can always be refinished. Laminate cannot, and it isn't easy to repair.

Professional knowledge

Installing solid wood isn't a DIY project. Professionals have the expertise to spot potential challenges–and then handle them if they occur.

First, the installer fits the planks together to form a mat which is then nailed. And it all starts at the subfloor, with moisture readings and any necessary restoration.

Smooth, even surfaces

Forming the mat provides a smooth, even, tightly seamed surface–without nails sticking up or rough edges. This enhances the beauty of your wood floors in Boca Raton, FL.

Property value adding

Hardwood flooring has the highest ROI of any floor covering. At least 70-80% of the cost is reflected as increased property values.  

Also, if you plan to sell, potential buyers will pay up to 2.5% more for a home with wood floors.

Other hardwood flooring benefits include:

Long-lasting natural beauty, easy care, and versatility to work with any decor. Hardwood is also cost-effective because there are few repair and replacement costs.

Designer quality flooring right here in Boca Raton

At Exclusive Flooring Collection, you can be sure of getting a gorgeous hardwood flooring installation. You'll find curated collections, superior customer service, and state-of-the-art technical knowledge. 

Visit our family-owned company's showroom in Boca Raton, FL. You'll see brands like Lauzon, Fabrica, Bella Citta, and more. We work with homeowners and businesses in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Miami, FL.