DriCore subfloor and laminate...any thoughts?


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Old 03-07-06, 07:38 AM
miller25758
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DriCore subfloor and laminate...any thoughts?

Just finished putting down 500 sq feet of the DriCore subflooring system for my basement. It took me a solid eight hours...first time user of the system, went down fairly easy..so far, I would say it is a quality product (IMO). The basement is dry, (New England location) I wanted to get off the cold floor, and didn't want to go the carpet route for a have hardwood throughout the house. I plan on using a floating laminate floor...probably Pergo (casula living series) with the underlayment attached.

Curious if anyone has any experience with using DriCore and a laminate? Supposedly I shouldn't have to include a vapor barrier for the DriCore panels come with one:

"The high density polyethylene moisture barrier bonded to the underside of DRIcore subfloor panels is molded with dual wall cleats that are durable and act as a raised moisture barrier. Independent lab tests confirmed that the DRIcore polyethylene moisture barrier does not support the growth of mold. " The panels due indeed fit nice and tight with one another with really no seams at all to speak of, so I assume the VB is relatively contiguous and I don't need one for the laminate.

My next biggest question(concern) relates to how much "bounce" is allowed in the laminate. Like any raised subfloor, it's an unbelievable challlenge to get the floor level...even with the DriCore and using their leveling spacers. When I walk on the panels you can feel a bounce here and there due to highs and lows. I've read all the threads on having to have the subfloor meet the laminate flooring spec's....I am curious though what is reality...as a DIY'r, what can I expect, will the laminate work? Has anyone gone the Dricore with laminate route?

Many thanks.
 
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Old 03-08-06, 05:43 AM
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No thoughts, opinions, help, guidance....anything ?
 
 

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