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mmichels

07:16PM | 10/29/04
Member Since: 10/28/04
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We are looking to install laminate flooring in our laundry room in the basement.

Have you heard of Fudeli laminate flooring? Is it a reputable product?

Is there another laminate floor (not too expensive) that may be a better choice?

Any tips or suggestions for installation?

Thank you!


Floorwizard

12:54PM | 10/30/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
41 lifetime posts
Try sticking with the most affordable within the major manufacturers

Pergo

Wilsonart

Quickstep

Armstrong

Allock

Witex

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shoes48

07:11PM | 11/14/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
11 lifetime posts
It would be lame advice to install laminate flooring in a landry room where there is a sloping drain . go with ceramic tile .

shoes48

05:29PM | 11/15/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
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let me add... manufactures of laminate flooring do not recommend installation of laminate in laundry rooms . water source ,sloped drains , moisture .

shoes48

07:00PM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
11 lifetime posts
i can respect most or you post ,but why would you advise laminate in a laundry room in the basement , and naming products such as pergo , where it clearly states not recomended in a basement laundry rooms ,this can be costly for someone with no product knowledge experiance .time, money , and ,disapointment.

Floorwizard

07:46AM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
41 lifetime posts
Well, first off, I missed the Basement part. your right, there is a good chance that there is a sloping drain, but we just do not know.

Vinyl would be the best for this application, although, if the moisture test came out o.k. and there was not a sloping drain, then in my opinion, it would not be a drastic mistake to throw in a small amount of laminate.

then again, we don't know if it's small do we? :)

Do you have a link from Pergo that states something about Basement applications. It seems you know something I do not.

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shoes48

05:37PM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
11 lifetime posts
no . not allowed slopping or not no open drains above or below . and yes read the pergo specks . im not making this up .

mmichels

05:39PM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 10/28/04
3 lifetime posts


Thanks for your replies.

The laundry room is in a finished basement that is very dry. We did not have a sloping drain or water to worry about, so the laminate floor did make sense in our situation.

After considering Fudelli, we decided to use the Pergo floor because of the name(thanks Floorwisard) and because we were able to get matching quarter round and T moldings.

We also used the recommended underlay for moisture because we installed it on top of a concrete floor. A web site (maybe www.Pergo.com?) told us how to do a moisture test and how to use the underlay. We also put a tray under our washer in case that might leak.

Anyway, the floor looks great! We are very happy with the way it came out. I wish I could post a picture to show you all.

Thanks again for your help.


Floorwizard

08:48AM | 11/20/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
41 lifetime posts
I figured there was a chance there was not a drain. So if it's just a below grade laundry room, it is perfectly fine if you stick with Pergo's spec's. And you did!

Great job!

I know better than to install laminate where there is a drain, but I did not see anything on Pergo's specs that states you cannot install below grade on concrete.

The old school days were different though.

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shoes48

07:22PM | 11/20/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
11 lifetime posts
if your landry sink or washer should overflo where would the water go... just curious . here in chicago basements where ever theres a landry tub in a basement theres a open drain . i have not seen one yet where there wasent any .also if you should drain your water tank where would you exit the water to.
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