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Old 03-20-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Laminate vapor barier underlayment question


The laminate has pad backing already so all I need is a plastic sheet underlayment. The 6mil sheeting in the hardwood isle is very expensive but comes with a nice strip of tape so you can overlap the layers.

Can I just get a big roll of some 6mil plastic sheeting? Like the black garbage bag material stuff or should I stick to the fancy stuff?

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You can use 6 mil Poly.

Tape the edges with Tyvek Tape (House wrap tape).

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You can use 6 mil Poly.

Tape the edges with Tyvek Tape (House wrap tape).
So this kind of sheeting will be fine?

http://www.restockit.com/12-x-100-6-...source=froogle
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That's fine.

You could use that or even the "clear"...whichever is more "cost-effective".
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That's fine.

You could use that or even the "clear"...whichever is more "cost-effective".
Thanks a lot, just trying to make sure this stuff will work instead of spending a bunch of money on the fancy stuff in the flooring isle.
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