Laminate floor in basement

Old 06-24-03, 05:27 AM
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Laminate floor in basement

Well, I just dragged home 700 sq. ft of Quick Step 8mm laminate- and [B]now[B] I start reading the forum...backasswards..
Anyway, I'm planning to install in a basement on an epoxy-coated concrete floor in good condition ( I still have to check for evenness). I plan to use the separate pad with poly barrier attached for the installation and plan to overlap the pad and duct-tape.

I chose this floor since the manufacturer warrants 25 yrs even for use in wet areas (bathroom) when following the prescribed installation instructions/materials- I am not installing in a bathroom and my basement is not prone to leaking or other moisture problems.

Question is, since basements are more humid in summer months, is it a better bet to install under those conditions so that future buckling is avoided or should I wait until Fall? For that matter, am I asking for trouble installing in the basement?
Old 06-24-03, 06:26 AM
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Before we tell you our opinions on the subject, and your not going to like mine, call Quick Step: Unilin. Tell them what you just told us and have them fax you the installation instructions for a humid basement. Don't let them just tell you what needs to be done. GET IT IN WRITING FROM THEM!!!! Documentation for the failure later. Cover your Butt!

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