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Old 05-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Laminate on Concrete Floor OK & Heavy Piano???????????


have decided to install laminate floor on a concrete floor family room below ground.

family room now has a piano , though not a grand piano, is quite heavy. do you see any problems with a piano laying on top of a laminate flooring, seeing as it's press wood?

i plan on placing some type of protection below each wheel.

* in installing laminate flooring, is it a good idea to buy the laminates which already have foam attached??

* must all laminates be glued together?


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If you are talking about Laminates with the pad attached then they are all floating floors. No glue. As long as you have some sort of protection under the wheels the piano should be O.K.. Never roll the piano accross the laminate.

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Before you install the floor - make sure you address any moisture/water
problems first (if any).
On a concrete floor, below grade, use a separate padding that comes with
a built in vapor/moisture barrier - tape all the seams.
It comes in rolls.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
It's usually, not necessary to use glue - some type of - "snap-lock", tongue and groove is the predominant joining system.
Definitely, follow what {woodman58} says above!

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The only issue I can see is that, since its a floating floor, the weight may cause gaps in the future in other areas. I usually dab a small drop of wood glue between the ends of laminate anyway so that may help.
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Also, if you do this, be sure to keep some extra planks stashed somewhere in case you do need to repair or replace.
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i used to install billiard tables and did one on an owner install laminate. the point loads were crushing the floor some due to voids, some due to thick pad. was really hard to level the table. if you can, try to lay out the piano and make as solid as possible at the feet

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