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Old 07-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Laminate in a basement


We would like to put laminate flooring in a craft room we are doing in our basement. Our house is 10 1/2 years old and we have never had any moisture from the walls or the floor. Do we really need to put down the plastic sheeting moisture barrier under the laminate? My husband is concerned that it may just trap any potential moisture/condensation.

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you must or you will void the warranty.
It it true condensation will form under the plastic this is the same reason they require the plastic. without the plastic the condensation will still form.

Have you thought about Konecto? It looks like laminate but is waterproof.
You can view it here here; www.konectousa.com
get back with me and tell me what you think.

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Makes sense about the plastic sheeting. I guess we will have to use it. About the Konecto - if I understand correctly, it's a vinyl flooring product that is put down in strips that are adhered to one another and it resembles a wood look, etc. We'd rather not have vinyl down in this particular space.
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