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Laminate flooring/Concrete floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by mika_98, 7 Dec 2020.

  1. mika_98

    mika_98

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    Hello all,

    Just wondering if I could get some advice please. I am planning on laying laminate flooring on a concrete floor. The current floor doesn't seem too bad as far as moisture is concerned. However, as a precaution, I would like to go with some form of underlay with a moisture barrier and also something with good insulating properties as the floor is very cold!

    Any suggestions on what I can use please? Is it possible to use a foam based board/fibre board with a layer of underlay on top? Or should I avoid this due to the risk of too many layers/movement between one surface and another. Or are such boards even suitable IF there is a risk of moisture?

    If going for a foil backed underlay (built in dpm), which would you recommend? Most local retailers have offered what seems like a generic silver foiled, foam underlay and the quality doesn't seem to be that great.

    I would be very grateful of any advice :)
     
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  3. foxhole

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    Any foam insulation will do .
     
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    Thanks, really appreciate it. I will look into foam options.
    One further question - Do I have to tape the joints on the underlay - If so, which tape would you recommend please?
     
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    Take a look at LVT which is waterproof and looks similar to wood effect laminate.
     
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    Timbermate Excel is the best out there for underlays in my book.
     
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    I second Dazlight, Timbermate XL underlay is superb
     
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