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Old 06-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Basement Flooring: Laminate material

I am renovating my basement and wanted to see if I can use Laminate flooring. I would first put the under layer then the laminate flooring on top of the under layer. The Concrete floor is dry but the floor is not 100% levelled. I mean that if you take a level from one end of the room to the other, it may not be 100% levelled. Also, I found some edges where there would be a half inch to 1 inch difference over a 3 feet distance.

CAn I still use floating laminate flooring without building a subfloor or using DriCore? What is the rule of thumb for installing floating laminate flooring on unlevelled floor? Can I install the laminate flooring on this floor without breaking the connections or feeling the floating laminate floor go up and down?
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Make sure the laminate you are using is not made with anything organic. Wooden laminates usually support mold growth.

I would suggest you shop for laminates specifically developed for basement. They look like the regular laminates but are 100% waterproof and inorganic floating and interlocking tiles and planks.

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