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Laminate Flooring over Cement Underlayment options


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02-14-13, 09:26 AM   #1  
Laminate Flooring over Cement Underlayment options

I have a 10x12 room in the basement in Minnesota. It is cement. I am planning on installing laminate flooring. I have already purchased Vapor Barier and the flooring. I was looking at options for insulation factor. Hight is a concern. I was looking at Cork underlayment. is it benefit? I am looking at 1/4" roll. Would you recommend laying it over the vapor barier or direct on the cement? Do you glue it down or can you float it? Would like some insulating factor. Also what about 1/4" cement board?

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02-14-13, 09:39 AM   #2  
Welcome to the forums.

Any moisture issues in the basement? Laminate and moisture do not go together.

 
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02-14-13, 10:30 AM   #3  
no moisture in the basement. Already testing it. Going to use a vapor barier

 
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02-14-13, 10:48 AM   #4  
Vapor barrier is for moisture coming up from the floor, I meant water infiltration, like with a heavy rain.

Sorry, I asked my question poorly the first time.

 
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02-14-13, 10:57 AM   #5  
nope wouldn't have that issue either. Want some additional insulation factor over the cement

 
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02-14-13, 10:59 AM   #6  
What does the manufacturer of your laminate have to say about this? Could have warranty repercussions.

 
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