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Old 06-22-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hardwood Laminate on Moist Slab


First-time poster, and first-time homeowner here, so be gentle:

I'm getting ready to install 12mm hardwood laminate on concrete slab, and had a subfloor moisture test done. The test came back at 13%; the contractor doing the testing said that over 4% would require a liquid moisture barrier be put down prior to installation.

A few questions:

-I've had one person tell me that up to 18% is acceptable, and that a normal moisture barrier is sufficient in my case. Is this true or false?

-If a liquid moisture barrier is needed, what am I looking at pricewise/laborwise if I apply it myself? The contractor today suggested I would have to contract it out at great expense.

-Lastly, what are your recommendations for a liquid moisture barrier?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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