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Old 05-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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I am planning on installing laminate hardwood floor on top of my basement slab. I already have a moister barrier underneath the slab itself and have performed moister tests--it is dry. My question, is do I still need a moister barrier on top since I already have one under the slab?

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Hello,

I am planning on installing laminate hardwood floor on top of my basement slab. I already have a moister barrier underneath the slab itself and have performed moister tests--it is dry. My question, is do I still need a moister barrier on top since I already have one under the slab?

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Yes you always need one to put under the laminate floor its self. Some have it attached to the floor and some it comes separate but you still need one.

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The other idea i have is to seal the concrete before I put down the foam underlayment.

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The other idea i have is to seal the concrete before I put down the foam underlayment.

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If you tested and got positive results then I wouldn't think its necessary as long as the laminate is rated for below grade if it is below grade. Your foam padding acts as padding and vapor barrior.
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