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bangan 09-20-2012 06:31 AM

laminate flooring underlayment
I do not like the feeling of spongy feeling when walking on laminate flooring with foam underlayment and can not afford to install a real hardwood. So, ca I get away with just lay tar paper and install laminate over it if i make the floor as flat as possible? I would like to hear from someone who actually done it?
thanks for all the help.

firsttimeremode 09-20-2012 08:53 AM

it doesnt have to be foam, they make plastic underlayment, they make a black flat foam that isnt spongy. its a lot of work to replace it though. I am buying a laminate with attached underlayment pad

joecaption 09-20-2012 09:15 AM

Tar paper is sticky and will cause the floor to pull apart.
As suggested a better grade will have the padding attached. Cork underlaymnet also works.

JetSwet 09-20-2012 09:13 PM

Tarpaper is not a recommend vapor barroir.

ToolSeeker 09-22-2012 07:32 PM

Consider engineered wood flooring.

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