installing a laminate floor?

Old 12-13-00, 10:39 PM
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Am I wrong in my belief that there is a kind of laminate floor for which you would put down a pad (maybe a vapor lock pad) on top of the concrete slab and then have the laminate floor "float" over it without the laminate floor being really connected to the pad or subfloor? I am concerned about this since I have a crack in my cement subfloor and I don't want the laminate floors to be damaged by water vapor coming up through it if the crack extends too deep (which I don't believe it does, but I'd rather error on the side of caution).
Old 12-14-00, 06:29 AM
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Lova, you're right. Laminates are installed using the floating installation method, except on stairs. You can check for eccess moisture by duct taping a piece of plastic on the concrete for two or three days a watching for trapped water. If it stays dry you're in good shape.

Scott Stephens

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