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Old 09-20-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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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

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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.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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Tarpaper is not a recommend vapor barroir.
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Consider engineered wood flooring.
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