1/4" v. 3/8" laminate flooring

Old 06-25-03, 09:29 AM
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1/4" v. 3/8" laminate flooring


I want to install a Pergo-like laminate flooring over a concrete basement floor. There's a big price difference between 1/4" ($1.50 sq ft) and 3/8" ($5 sq ft) at a local store. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use the 1/4" and save myself some money?

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Remember in the laminate world, You always get what you pay for.

If you feel the cheap stuff to be of value to you, then buy it.
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Unless the sub floor is extremely FLAT you will, I said "will", be disappointed with the performance of the 6mm material. The 7mm plank is better and 8mm is pretty stable. the 7mm is the usual "economy" grade although some of the 7mm is darned good. By the way 6mm planks are not in wide distribution and are 1/4" thick. The most common is 8mm and 8mm is 5/16" thick, so you can see that every little bit helps. 3/8" converts to 9.5mm. I hope this helps

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