Laminate Flooring Over Finished Concrete


Old 04-06-14, 07:52 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1
Laminate Flooring Over Finished Concrete

Hi everyone

I live in a studio loft with concrete floors that already have a basic painted finish.
i'm planning laminate floors and have a few questions

firstly, a few things to consider:
all walls are concrete
no windows
just skylights
no insulation on the roof
so in the winter ambient temperature is 55-60 degrees
its an open warehouse space,
15ft ceilings means this place gets cold
im on a budget

i do not own this space and so do not planning on keeping using them for 2-3 years, so quality or durability is not the highest priority

Name:  DSCF2651.jpg
Views: 468
Size:  35.1 KBName:  DSCF2652.jpg
Views: 385
Size:  29.0 KB

i've been told that for laminate over concrete, a 6 mil plastic moisture barrier is required for concrete, however, does this apply for concrete that is already finish / painted?

in terms of thermal benefit
does 8mil really make a difference between 10mil or 12 mil?

some of the 12mil floors come already with a pre-glued sublayer.... i'm not sure if this would be sufficient or would it still be wise to add more ?

whats the minimum sublayer that i would need?

whats the most optimal sublayer if trying to warm the floors as much as possible?

thanks for any and all suggestions

Sponsored Links
Old 04-06-14, 08:44 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 4,297
Need to go by the manufactures instructions.
It varies from brand to brand.
Any hard flooring like that is going to feel cold under foot.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes