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