After getting may replies to my different questions (thank you all by the way), I started to measure my basement for the sub floor and design it.
I realized that the sliding door sits less than an inch above the concrete floor. Probably enough room to put down some padding or very thin foam and slide the laminate flooring under the rim of the sliding door. (I am hoping...it will be close)
Question is: Is this acceptable? Nearly everyone states to put a sub floor down with insulation. Can it be insulated another way to get the same or near same affect or will I have to suffer with flooring right on the concrete. Someone mentioned under floor radiant heat, but that will certainly break the little budget I have.
Any other ideas? Thank you again.