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Barrier for Laminate Fllors
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twoleftthumbs
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Posted: March 31, 2009 12:35 PM

Hi, I bought laminate floors with padding attached and I will be installing on wood floors on ground level of my house. Do I still need to laydown a moisture barrier? Thanks!
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Posted: March 31, 2009 8:38 PM

RE: Barrier for Laminate Fllors
Thanks for your questions. It is not absolutely necessary as long as your subfloor passes a moisture test, but in my opinion, it's better safe than sorry.  I always use a moisture barrier.  Some underlayments serve as both, so check to see if your attached underlament is also a moisture barrier.
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Posted: April 2, 2009 6:46 PM

RE: Barrier for Laminate Fllors
Thanks! I really appreciate your help!
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Posted: April 4, 2009 11:47 PM

RE: Barrier for Laminate Fllors
Glad to help.  If you are planning on self installing laminate, I highly recommend that you use the advanced laminate installation guide here on FindAnyFloor.com.  Let me know if I can help any more.
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