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Lucero56
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Posted: August 1, 2008 2:03 PM

I really love laminate and I would like to install it in my basement. It is relatively dry. It is ok to use laminate there and are there any precautions that I should take?
MoiraMcG
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Posted: August 1, 2008 7:27 PM

RE: Use laminate in basement?
Yes it can be installed in your basement. Be sure to take a moisture test prior to installation and use a moisture barrier under the flooring.
Lucero56
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Posted: September 15, 2008 5:28 PM

RE: Use laminate in basement?
Moira, is there a way to do an at home moisture test?
MoiraMcG
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Posted: November 6, 2008 6:48 PM

RE: Use laminate in basement?
First, check out page 14 of this manual www.findanyfloor.com/pub/pdf/Insta...

It goes over moisture and laminate in detail. 

You can do an at home test on concrete by taping a square of plastic to the subfloor for 24 hours.  If moisture collects under the plastic, you have a moisture problem.

Hope that helps you with your installation.
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Posted: November 12, 2008 12:51 PM

RE: Use laminate in basement?
thanks that helped a lot
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Posted: November 23, 2008 8:38 PM

RE: Use laminate in basement?
Sure...no problem!
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