Issues with newly installed laminate
I had laminate installed by Empire Today crew on the whole second floor. Previously I had carpets but they were in dire need of replacing. I have hardwood on the first floor. Laminate and hardwood actually look very nice next to each other. Laminate itself looks nice, it is well done and I canÃ¯Â¿Â½t tell it apart from wood. I could not do hardwood on the second floor due to its high cost.
While I like how laminate looks, it is bouncy and squeaky when I walk on it. I do not like how it feels and sounds. I do like how it looks but it drives me crazy to feel the bounce followed by squeaking.
Will the bounce and noise go away with time, as laminate settles? If not, what could I do? At this point I regret installing laminate and I cannot afford to pay for replacing it.
Please advise what could be done?