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HABSFAN2006 10-30-2009 08:51 AM

Can I lay laminate flooring on xps?
 
Has anyone ever layed down xps on concrete, skipped the plywood step, and laid laminate flooring directly onto the xps? I know PL adhesive could be used between the concrete and the xps, the joints could be taped,
but there would be no way installing tapcons.
As I see it, laminate floor, is, "floating" floor, that doesn't move, and as a basement /family room application where there is no big weight issues per sq. ft, I am wondering what this would do.
Advantages would be: savings on plywood, labor, and extra height for those basements with limited height.


Any comments?

Bob Mariani 10-31-2009 06:31 AM

you can do this.

jaros bros. 10-31-2009 08:42 AM

I've never seen that as an approved application on any manufacturer's spec sheet.

HABSFAN2006 10-31-2009 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaros bros. (Post 347627)
I've never seen that as an approved application on any manufacturer's spec sheet.

And I am guessing that is because xps wouldn't be rigid enough to limit flexing of individual boards when a heavy object is positioned on less amount of area.

I'm hoping someone will come in and tell be it's been done, and what kind of results can be expected...

HABSFAN2006 11-05-2009 02:46 PM

I will put this out there..


Delta FL will allow you to avoid the subfloor if installing laminate.
Without installing it directly on the concrete, and for a fairly low cost...

http://www.doerken.de/bvf-ca-en/product ... cts/fl.php



i'm supprised nobody suggested this...


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