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Old 02-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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What is THE best underlayment to use for Armstrong nature's gallery laminate on a concrete slab for moisture c ontrol, warmth and noise reduction?

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What does Armstrong recommend? You need to comply with their specs or they won't stand behind their product.

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Laminites not a great choise for a below grade install. Very prone to water damage.
Concider engineered wood instead. it's real wood, can be refinished, far more stable, does not look like plastic like laimite does.
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I've had good luck with my basement laminate installed over top of QuietWalk pad mfg by MP global.

Since there are so many variables from floor to floor and location to location a moisture test might be a good starting place before you go forward.
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What is THE best underlayment to use for Armstrong nature's gallery laminate on a concrete slab for moisture c ontrol, warmth and noise reduction?
Not familiar with the product, what is the backing made of? Fiberglass, paper, etc?

This will affect what kind of spread you use.

Above comment was right, manufacture will only support spec install.
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