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Old 10-30-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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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.


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I've never seen that as an approved application on any manufacturer's spec sheet.
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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...
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Can I lay laminate flooring on xps?


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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