Installing Laminate In basement

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Installing Laminate In basement

i understand its best to use sub flooring on concrete before the laminate.. can I just use regular subfloor or is it better to use DRICORE that home depot has?

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Welcome to the forums. Have you done your moisture test, yet? Place a clear piece of visqueen about 3'x3' and tape it down to the concrete. After 24 hours see if you have moisture droplets on it. If it is dry, you could save a whole lot of headaches and money by graduating from laminate to engineered click lock flooring and not have to deal with the DriCore. Laminates aren't always approved for below grade installation, so check first.
 
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No, that is self adhering plastic. Really expensive. I am referring to plain 4 or 6 mil plastic drop cloth stuff, taped on all edges.
 
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That will be fine. You only need about 9 square feet of it and some blue tape.
 
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I would not recommend laminate flooring in a basement, due to moisture. Have you checked into an interlocking (floating) vinyl plank, instead? This is definitely going to be your best bet.
 
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so i take this drop cloth and put 4 pcs of tape on each corner and leave it there for 24 hours?
 
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