Latest Discussions : Flooring & Stairs

diyrepair

06:56PM | 12/06/05
Member Since: 08/17/04
16 lifetime posts
I recently bought a house, and one of the rooms has a tile floor. The house is from the 50's. This tile is cracking and breaking up, and many tiles are missing.

I would like to put laminate flooring over the tile. Underneath the tile is the concrete foundation(the house is built on a slab, so no basement (it sucks)). I'm taking a wild stab at figuring out how to install this, but shouldn't I put down a vapor barrior to prevent moisture from entering from the concrete? I'd think that over time the moisture and humidity from the concrete slab will destroy and warp the flooring. Any help or ideas is helpful

thanks


xspjws

07:06PM | 12/13/05
Member Since: 12/12/05
2 lifetime posts
you have to put down a vapor barrier. the best is a 2 in 1 product. it has a plastic side covered by a thin pad that is denser than a carpet pad. this smooths out any minor imperfections in your concrete and makes the floor much quieter.


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