When installing wood laminate flooring on a concrete floor is it best

is it best to glue it down or use a pad and let it float?
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 25, 2017
    Use the pad and let if float.Makes it easier for removing the floor down the road.Learned that one the hard way.
  • Kent Kent on May 25, 2017
    Use a pad and let it float. Ideally, use a dimpled membrane such as Delta-FL, Prova Loxscreen, DMX 1-Step, (there are others as well). These membranes float the floor, leaving an airspace underneath, which prevents moisture buildup, and can save your floors if you get any seepage. The airspace also provides some insulation, as your floor is not in direct contact with the concrete - so a warmer floor.
  • A A on May 25, 2017
    Agreed...let it float. It was made to be installed that way. The material expands and contracts with the effects of its environment. A glue-down install would impede this and over time your floor will suffer. Good luck.
  • Madilyn Madilyn on May 25, 2017
    The manufacturer directions for our Pergo floors strongly suggested a floating floor for best results. Check with the manufacturer of the product to see what they suggest.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on May 26, 2017
    Floating, 100%