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Old 02-22-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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I am going to be laying Luxury Vinyl Planks in our basement. I have chosen it over laminate and engineered hardwood because of the potential for moisture. I live in a city built on a swamp. That said the house is 2 years old and has had no water problems and I don't anticipate any. Anyway, we are in the prairies and it goes down to -40 in the winter. Because LVT is laid right on the concrete floor, I have concerns about the tile being very cold in the winter. Does anyone know of an underlayment that will provide a bit of insulation and is approved to be installed under the LVT? Thanks!

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Old 02-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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I put Allure on our basement floor. (Central Alberta) I don't notice it being cold at all. At -40 our furnaces are working hard and so our rooms have a lot of air circulation. Plus my basement cold air return is on the floor.

If you have a high water table or moisture problems, read the Allure threads about insulation and vapour barriers.

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Thanks! I am in Regina, SK. Not for lack of trying to leave

Where is your cold air return located? Main living space? I don't have one planned but maybe need to look into it. In the winter our concrete is a bit cold.

Is your allure with a tile print or wood? I am thinking wood, but wondering if it will be a bit goofy because it will be so hard. I thought an underlayment might help with that, too.

Thanks again!
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Cork would be the easiest one to install and would help break the thermal barrier.
Want to spend some money and has a dry, warmer floor then consider something like Dricore.
http://www.dricore.com/en/index.aspx
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I have seen cork underlay and like its properties -- I am just not sure if you can put snap-together LVT over it.
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