Some homeowners love laminate because, in thicker pieces, it can even out a subflooring that was previously uneven or imperfect. The click together design means it can be floated over these areas, and the thickness of the flooring helps it to continue looking great, even after it’s been walked on for some time.
That same click together design also means that installation is fast and easy. With little to no preparation needed to most subfloors, it’s a breeze to install and, unlike real solid hardwood floors, you can walk on them as soon as your installers are finished. Because of the nature of this material, there can be an unwanted clicking sound as you walk across the floor. To alleviate most or all of this, speak to your flooring professional about having underpadding installed just beneath the flooring. It not only takes care of the click, but also adds a softer underfoot feel.