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french_guy 02-03-2013 01:37 PM

bedroom over garage, new laminate flooring
 
Hello,
I will install laminate flooring (12mm from Lumber Liquidators) on the whole 2nd floor of my house
My daughter's bedroom is over the garage, and I noticed it was colder than the other rooms
I was thinking to put a first layer of radiant barrier (http://www.lowes.com/pd_219377-56291...cagpspn=pla%22) over the plywood, and on top of it this (http://www.homasote.com/products/440-Soundbarrier.aspx) available at Home Depot. That sound barrier is very rigid and won't interfere with the attached padding of the laminate
What do you think?

warmsmeallup 02-03-2013 03:11 PM

Are you looking for advise on the design or how to make it a warmer room?

french_guy 02-03-2013 03:29 PM

I would say say both....
1) Is it technically "viable"?
2) Will the Reflectix material help to get a warmer room...?

Should it be:
*) Plywood / Reflectix / Homasote / Laminate
or
*) Plywood / Homasote /Reflectix / Laminate

joecaption 02-03-2013 03:32 PM

Cork underlatmant would also work.
The better way would be to air seal and insulate the room below.

french_guy 02-03-2013 03:49 PM

insulating the garage will be the next step....i guess
I can't do everything in the same time (time and $$$...!!)

warmsmeallup 02-03-2013 04:00 PM

Insulating only slows the process down. It won't stop the room from gettiong cold if you're not putting enough heat in to keep up with the loss. What type of heating source do you have in that room?

lawndart 02-03-2013 04:06 PM

Since you've purchased the 12mm laminate flooring from LL, why not look into the eco silent, and Bella Premium underlayments they offer. Both of them act as sound, and moisture barriers, plus offer an R value to warm the floors.

Canarywood1 02-03-2013 05:05 PM

If you have not purchased the laminate,look at wood engineered flooring before you do anything else.

joecaption 02-03-2013 05:21 PM

You do know that any hard flooring will still feel cold on bare feet, right?

french_guy 02-03-2013 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 1108801)
If you have not purchased the laminate,look at wood engineered flooring before you do anything else.

Too late, I placed my order this morning....1,000 sq ft !!!

french_guy 02-03-2013 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1108808)
You do know that any hard flooring will still feel cold on bare feet, right?

Yes, but if the room underneath is cold (garage), the radiant barrier should help, right? At least, it will not hurt........!!!


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