Laminate makes a perfect addition to nearly any room, whether above, below, or on grade. Since they are a floating floor, which means there are no nails, glues or adhesives used in the installation process, they can be placed over existing concrete, linoleum, tile and even wood floors. We do suggest that you don’t attempt to place it over carpet however. And it should never be used in areas that are quite likely to get wet often, such as full baths or saunas.
It’s likely that you might want to install this material on your stairs, and that’s fine. However, it’s important in this case that you glue the pieces down with an adhesive that is strong. Allow it to dry completely before attempting to walk on them, and make sure to nail down any molding or transition strips.
If having a quiet floor is important to you, we suggest that you make sure to place an underlayment. Leaving this step out means that you will have a floor that is louder than others are, especially when walking on it.
You’ll love the durability of laminate, however, it does have its limits. Dropping something heavy, or dragging something across this floor, will often leave a mark that is quite obvious. There are touch up kits made for just such an occasion, in varying colors and shades. If that doesn’t do the trick, you may be left having to replace the board or boards that were damaged.