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Laminate floor accessories can literally fill in the gaps
of your flooring project. If you have more than one type of floor in your home (such as laminate and carpet) floor
accessories can make the transitions between the two flooring types flawless. The right moldings and trims help hide floor
and wall gaps, while an underlayment can reduce indoor sound level and/or protect the floor from moisture damage. Read the
following section and learn how you can benefit from different underlayments, moldings, and adhesives.
Laminate floor accessories assist when transitioning from one room to another that has different flooring. The most
trims and moldings:
The underlayment is installed between the laminate and subfloor. It can maximize the performance of laminate by
minimizing sound transmission and increasing moisture protection. While a few underlayments can provide both, others can
only do one or the other. Laminate flooring with an underlay already attached is also available and can help protect the
floor as well as make installation easier.
All laminate floors are manufactured with tongue–and–groove mechanisms for the floating floor installation
process. In this type of construction, no adhesive or glue is required to attach the laminate to the subfloor. Laminate
will literally snap together using a click and lock system which is the most common type used today. Laminate flooring is a
popular option for people who want to do the installation themselves, as no adhesive is necessary. The only exception is
glued laminate flooring, which requires the application of adhesive on each plank before assembling (this is the original
method rarely used today).
For the best glued laminate flooring results, it's always best to use the adhesive and glue that is recommended by the
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