Debra B
Debra B
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  • Atlanta, GA
Asked on Mar 8, 2012

Anyone have experience with Dupont laminate flooring? I got a great deal on it and plan to put in lakehouse.

AK Complete Home Renovations3po3

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It will go on concrete slab so not sure if I need to use some special waterproof and insulating subflooring? Also heard not to use in kitchen or bath as water will cause bottom to disintegrate!
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  • 3po3
    on Mar 8, 2012

    At minimum, you need to put down a 6-mil vapor barrier sheet under the flooring and underlayment. I have seen laminate flooring in a house that was flooded. You're right. All the woody material underneath the laminate veneer expands or disintegrates and is totally unusable.

  • I agree with Steve's assessment.

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