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2008/05/13 18:54:55 (permalink)

Laminate floor Fitters:

Having a conservatory built and they are due to lay laminate floor on a concrete base. I assume they will use underlay too?

I just want to be able to tell them if it turns out they start laying it without underlay.

I've no reason to distrust their workmanship but had to keep a close eye on the sub-contracted groundwork builders for certain things as some of their skill shall we say lacked finesse.

 
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 19:11:45 (permalink)
    we do vinyl sheet, well people do it for us

    they fit a self-levelling compound that levels out the floor, well its supposed to

    not sure if that applies to laminate though?
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 19:15:11 (permalink)
    yeah they'll use a foam or foil type underlay mate....or they should!!!

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 19:15:53 (permalink)
    I used the acoustic matting under mine but I fitted it a long time ago, don`t know whether there`s anything else they use instead of it now.

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 20:27:42 (permalink)
    My mate fits it for barker and stone house and the one they fit already has it on the back but its a good brand, sure its called Pergo or sumin like that. Its foil and foam backed.

    I rang him and he also said to make sure they lay it with the join lengths running towards the light even if its the longer way to do it as when the sun shines on it you might beable to see the joins if done the other way but some people do to cut corners. Does that make sence?
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 20:30:17 (permalink)
    As Neb said mate.

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 20:32:38 (permalink)
    wouldn't laminate floor swell / sweat in a conservatory?? have you thought of getting it tiled instead??
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/13 21:14:38 (permalink)
    No.....laminate is moisture resistant but there isn't gonna be that much heat to create moisture.

    For years folk have had timber skirtings, window boards etc in conservatorys. Many also laminate their conservatorys, I've fitted it in several and had it in my last house in the conservatory.

    As with all timber it will expand and contact but the idea of laminate is that it's a floating floor and should have a 10mm expansion gap all around the edge

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 06:48:21 (permalink)
    Have you not thought of under floor heating in the conservatory? It's ok using them in the summer but in the winter they are cold as hell, underfloor heating is the way to go.
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 06:52:27 (permalink)
    I've just done my living room and kitchen with laminate and I used some green fibre underlay tiles. They were about 2'sq and about a quater of an inch thick. They have really made it nice and soft underfoot.

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 08:06:05 (permalink)
    when i laid a floor for an ex i used the foam underlay... after refilling the potholes in the concrete floor

    the cowboy who concreted the floor did it with such a weak mix that you could write your name with your finger

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 08:23:11 (permalink)
    That foam underlay (if its the 2mm stuff I'm thinking of) is only supposed to be used over floor boards which already have some 'give' in them. For concrete floors something thicker is required.

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 08:33:42 (permalink)
    good thing she's my ex then

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 09:02:39 (permalink)
    they will prob use combi underlay that has a DPM (Damp proof membrane) added to the bottom to stop the floor drawing water
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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 11:02:14 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Total Rebuild

    I've just done my living room and kitchen with laminate and I used some green fibre underlay tiles. They were about 2'sq and about a quater of an inch thick. They have really made it nice and soft underfoot.


    One of the things I hate about laminate flooring is that tendency for it to bounce underfoot. Nothing says 'I am cheap plastic masquerading as wood' more than a bouncy, crackly flooring.

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    RE: Laminate floor Fitters: 2008/05/14 13:48:26 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: JohnKerr2

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    I've just done my living room and kitchen with laminate and I used some green fibre underlay tiles. They were about 2'sq and about a quater of an inch thick. They have really made it nice and soft underfoot.


    One of the things I hate about laminate flooring is that tendency for it to bounce underfoot. Nothing says 'I am cheap plastic masquerading as wood' more than a bouncy, crackly flooring.


    Unfortunately even with real wood flooring, unless the surface underneath is as flat as a mill pond, which is nye on impossible with a concrete floor, particularly in older house, (no matter how much self levelling compound you use) there is always going to be a small amount of movement in places.

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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