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Old 08-29-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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Can I use caulking on laminate floors?


After I get my laminate flooring down is it alright to use caulking in the space between floor and the wall and around the water pipes and drain to help keep the bugs out? They come straight up out of the floor. Also, I am installing the floors in the laundry room that is not concrete, do I need the padding that has the moisture barrier on it or can I use just the foam padding? Thanks


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Can I use caulking on laminate floors?


You can use regular padding if you're not laying it on a concrete floor.

Caulking around your pipe penetrations would be a good idea. Use a flexible caulk like bathroom silicone.

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Can I use caulking on laminate floors?


TheKCT answered your questions, tho, just like to add:

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After I get my laminate flooring down is it alright to use caulking in the space between floor and the wall and around the water pipes and drain to help keep the bugs out? They come straight up out of the floor.
Generally, using a floor color similar caulking is what the majority of laminate flooring manufactures state in their installation instructions.

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Also, I am installing the floors in the laundry room that is not concrete, do I need the padding that has the moisture barrier on it or can I use just the foam padding? Thanks
The foam with MR barrier is primarily a better material, in specific installations installations. Example: Over concrete. Otherwise, as stated, the foam without MR is fine...
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