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Old 09-22-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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laminate floor, basements and asbestos tile


Hi all, I know there have been many threads on laminat floor in the basemnet. I hear about 6mil, vapor barrier, sealer and cushion under the laminate if the floor is concrete.

My question is the I have asbestos tiles in my basement and have no desire to take it up. I want to put laminate flooring in the basement so i have these questions:

1) do i need a 6 mil vapor barrier over the asbestos tiles?

2) I am assuming I don't need a sealer since it's not over concrete. However, there are some areas where the tiles have come up, how would i address those areas, or do i need to?

3) Are there any advantages/disadvantages buying laminate floor with preinstall cushion, or should i buy them separately? OR does not really matter?

4) Do I need to glue them in the basement?


Thanks, after much internal debate, I think laminate floor is the way I will go, but if someone can convince me otherwise, i would reconsider. I did look at the armstrong cushion step, but it cost too much, and i wouldn't know how to install it myself. Ceramic tiles are no good, cuz I would need to take up the absestos tiles

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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The install sequence would be to follow the manufacturers instructions. Many laminate floors are not recommended for below grade.
The padding on the back I find to be very convienient.
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