floor prep

dave888December 10, 2007

I just removed old linoleum tiles from the concrete basement floor. Adhesive black tar residue is left on the floor. I plan on putting down vapor barrier and insalling laminate floor on top. Is there any other prep work that I need to do prior to installing laminate? Floor is level with no major cracks, some small ones. The room is about 400 sf. Thanks.

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Use the foam underlayment, it provides the vapor barrier if you tape the joints and keeps the laminate from crunching on the concrete floor.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2007 at 11:21PM
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