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Laminate floors that are left floating when installed rather than glued down will always have an echo sound when walked on due to the space between the base surface and the laminate floor planks. You can reduce this echo by taking a few steps. First, get good underlayment padding to put between your laminate flooring planks and your slab or original floors. These types of padding are made from foam, plastic, or rubber and absorb much of the sound that is created when you walk on your laminate floors. Make sure you put down an even layer all around with your underlayment. Any gaps or uneven spots will forever be felt under your feet. Another way to keep the echo down from your laminate floors is to get good quality flooring that is as thick as possible. The thicker the actual pieces of laminate floors, the heavier it is. The heavier the planks are, the more they will cling to the slab beneath them. This will create a better seal and reduce all noise from the laminate floors.