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Old 09-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #16
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i know from experience its good. and it doesnt crack, it holds up quite well actually. we put the poly on it to keep liquids from seeping down between the cracks, since it IS a rental. we put it down in 2005, and its held up through four families living on it and not a single sign of cupping.

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i know from experience its good. and it doesnt crack, it holds up quite well actually. we put the poly on it to keep liquids from seeping down between the cracks, since it IS a rental. we put it down in 2005, and its held up through four families living on it and not a single sign of cupping.

Well even though you think it worked for you, you can't suggest it as a method of treating or installing it on this forum, people will think its ok and will do it and when they ruin there floor we will be the one to blame.

Your a first time remodeler who came on the forum with a question so I would leave it as that.
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Im sure the OP will thank you when their new floor starts cuppng from moisture. They will know exactly who to blame.
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Im sure the OP will thank you when their new floor starts cuppng from moisture. They will know exactly who to blame.
Cupping is only do from lack of expansion gap around perimeter. If you get laminate wet in the seams you will have trouble regardless as it has Masonite and will crumble. You can not seal the seams as the planks need to move with expansion Laminate is a floating floor, you can not glue it or nail anything down.
I do make a living off of installing laminate amongst other trades.
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Cupping is only do from lack of expansion gap around perimeter. If you get laminate wet in the seams you will have trouble regardless as it has Masonite and will crumble. You can not seal the seams as the planks need to move with expansion Laminate is a floating floor, you can not glue it or nail anything down.
I do make a living off of installing laminate amongst other trades.
You may be an "expert" but this is a DIY chatroom. Anyone is allowed to give their opinion, and it is up to the asker as to whether or not they use the tip. Ive seen laminate with poly and it lasted years. ive seen laminate without poly and it had to replaced within a couple of years. Just my opinion, its up to the OP whether or not to listen. I have just as much right to answer a question as you do.
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You may be an "expert" but this is a DIY chatroom. Anyone is allowed to give their opinion, and it is up to the asker as to whether or not they use the tip. Ive seen laminate with poly and it lasted years. ive seen laminate without poly and it had to replaced within a couple of years. Just my opinion, its up to the OP whether or not to listen. I have just as much right to answer a question as you do.
But when you give bad advice, everyone else has the right to point it out.

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