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Old 03-12-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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we live in alberta canada,very cold winters.would like most in expensive.easy floor heating ideas for excisting concrete floors,or best underlay ideas for laminate flooring without heating.also has to be moisture resident from concrete.thanks everyone.invite all proven ideas.sherry

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With laminate, you'll get the best R value out of thicker planks, like the Formica Quintessa line.

Quiet Walk felt underlayment or Floor Muffler both have higher R values than many other underlayments.

Edited to add - I know you're looking at in-floor heating and I've never sold/installed it so I'm skipping that part of your question..

You should always moisture-test your floor prior to installing wood or laminate.

Have you considered carpet and pad? An 8lb pad and dense plush carpet would provide some insulation and aren't affected by average moisture; it can evaporate off from the slab right through them.


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Old 03-15-2009, 07:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for stepping up to the plate, Mudd.

Cuz the only part of that OP I could understand was "alberta canada"...
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