Asked by: Graciliana Esquina
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

How do you install laminate in a basement?

Installing Laminate Basement Flooring
Cut plastic garbage bags into squares, and then tape them to the floor in various places around the basement. Then leave them for three days. At the end of that time, lift the squares to see if moisture has accumulated on the bottom of the plastic.

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Then, is it OK to put laminate flooring in a basement?

Laminate flooring is an ideal option if you're is seeking a low cost, do-it-yourself flooring material in the basement. The key is to eliminate any moisture problems before laying the flooring in order to avoid damage to the floor in the future.

Secondly, what kind of flooring should I put in my basement? Flooring Choices for basements:

  • Engineered Vinyl Planks or Tiles.
  • Tile plank floors, ceramic or porcelain tiles.
  • Rubber flooring/rubber interlocking gym tiles.
  • Carpet.
  • Sheet vinyl.
  • Glue down vinyl planks or tiles.
  • Engineered hardwood floors.
  • Solid hardwood flooring.

Likewise, people ask, how do you prepare a laminate floor for a basement?

Since concrete is a porous material, there are a few requirements to prepare a concrete subfloor before installing your laminate flooring.

  1. #1. Take a Moisture Rating.
  2. #2. Check Levelness.
  3. #3. Use a Vapor Barrier Underlayment.
  4. #4. Floor Drains and Pipes.

Do you need moisture barrier under laminate flooring?

A moisture barrier is need to protect the flooring against moisture or moisture vapor. Floating Floor Installations – When installing laminate or other floating floors over cement, VCT, ceramic tiles, or kitchen vinyl, use 6 mil poly sheeting plastic as the moisture barrier.

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