In documentation on laminate flooring is specified that you need a vapor
barrier between the laminate and the floor. But I don't understand what are
you protecting from whom? If laminate substrate is MDF, it will be damaged
by any water that drops on the surface and filters between laminate
junctions. Anything between laminate and concrete will be helpless. And the
concrete I guess is impermeable.
Can anybody clear my mind on this?
Thanks in advance
This is new for me. I live in an unfinished concrete floor house. I'm
considering put a laminate floor or other type of flooring but I never was
concerned on the permeability of the concrete. May be the humidity of the
basement (the humidity around the house is high 'cause near swamps) is
gasing me through the floor? I'm serious about this.
Humdity is made up of moisture, and if the air you're breating isn't
"gassing" you, neither is the humidity in your basement. About the only
thing the could "gas" you thru your foundation is radon gas.
Vapor barrier is recommended for laminate flooring to keep moisture off
the underside of the flooring, which can make it mold and rot. That's
And how about water that can filter from the laminate surface, for example
an accidental drop of water on the surface. My question is: Is the glueless
laminate floor junction designed to avoid the water to reach the laminate
Thanks for your response
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