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Old 06-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Our basement has a concrete floor..we are putting in a washroom and laundry room....we would like to have laminate flooring...how would we install.......

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Bad idea. Laminate should not be used in a wet area.

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Concider sheet linolium, tile, almost anything but laminite.
I would not even use laminite in a basement. For the main floor I'd be using engineered flooring is you want a real wood floor.
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Our basement has a concrete floor..we are putting in a washroom and laundry room....we would like to have laminate flooring...how would we install.......
Check the brand of laminate that you are interested in to see if they do state you can put it below ground level, some do some don't recommend it and will or will not void warranty.

Doesn't seem like you have water issues in the basement.

There really isn't anything wrong with having a washer dryer on a laminate floor,
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There really isn't anything wrong with having a washer dryer on a laminate floor,
yeah. until the washer leaks ....
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yeah. until the washer leaks ....
No floor is safe from that except tile, countless numbers of homes have washers on laminate floors.
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countless numbers of homes have washers on laminate floors.
Just means there are a lot of people doing the wrong thing.
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Just means there are a lot of people doing the wrong thing.
And there's only one rusty baker. I don't like these numbers?!? Eeek! Lol
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You really think it's a good idea putting laminate in areas that usually get a lot of water on the floor, when water will ruin it? I don't.
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You really think it's a good idea putting laminate in areas that usually get a lot of water on the floor, when water will ruin it? I don't.
I wouldn't suggest it in a bathroom.
It's common sense not to leave wet cloths on a floor. Im not going to argue about what I see in homes and apartments as far as washer dryer on laminate floor.
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No difference than putting carpet in a wet area. You know it will fail, you just don't know when.
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No one mentioned vinyl wood planks Wouldn't these be OK?

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No one mentioned vinyl wood planks Wouldn't these be OK?

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That's a option as well.

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