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Old 03-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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Laminate Floor On Concrete.

Just looking for some opinions on installing laminate flooring on top of concrete. I will be using a good underlay with a vapor barrier built in. Let me know what you think? Is the floor going to be too cold? Am i going to be tearing it back up 2 years from now ?


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Old 03-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #2
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We had laminate installed in our living room over a concrete slab.

Installer used that blue underlay material.

We're in SoCal.

The floor is very comfortable to walk on in bare feet. I doubt cold would be an issue for you, unlike ceramic tile.


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Old 03-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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depending on where you are and the condition of the concrete floor. If there are insulation beneath the concrete floor then you're probably okay, but if there's not then its not. How big is your living room? Its a bit hard to get a perfectly flat concrete pour so you want to make sure that there isn't any dips as even a 1/4" dip (you will not see it just by looking) will create a creaky spot that will annoy you to no ends.
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